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IDE Drives listed as SCSI

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by TonyM, Jan 11, 2004.

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  1. TonyM

    TonyM Thread Starter

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    List,
    Has anyone ever heard of a regular HDD and CD/dvd drives (IDE)
    listed as SCSI drives in device manager?
    Thanks
    Tony
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Mine that are on the Promise IDE controller are listed as SCSI.
     
  3. TonyM

    TonyM Thread Starter

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    John, I remember a promise or something simliar installing when I put in win xp pro. But I do not recall. Is there any way around this???
     
  4. JohnWill

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    Nope, but it doesn't hurt anything. Windows just considers anything that's not a standard IDE drive a SCSI drive. :)
     
  5. TonyM

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    The problem is that this IS a standard ide drive!
     
  6. crjdriver

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    It maybe a standard ide drive, however how is it connected to the mb? Are you using a promise controller or raid card? All three of my hd are standard ide; they are connected to a highpoint raid card and they show as scsi drives.

    It does not hurt anything. It is just the way windows works.
     
  7. crjdriver

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    List the type [make and model] of mb; or if it is a store bought computer the make and model of the computer.
     
  8. crjdriver

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    Your board does not have an onboard promise / highpoint controller. If you are sure that you have connected the drive to an on board ide controller and not a controller card, you could try reinstalling the mb / chipset drivers.

    If everything is working without a problem, I would leave it alone.
     
  9. crjdriver

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    When you do respond, do so in the forum rather than sending an e-mail message. You will get more help in this manner.
     
  10. JohnWill

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    Now you know why I disabled my email, I want people to respond here so everyone learns if a solution is found. :)
     
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