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SCSI Adapter/hard drive problem

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by JW9T69, May 19, 2000.

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  1. JW9T69

    JW9T69 Thread Starter

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    Gigabyte GA-6LX7 Mb, 400 MHz celeron, 64 meg ram, 13.6 gig Maxtor ide hard drive, 9 gig Seagate scsi hard drive, win 98 se, DTC 3502A scsi adapter, Toshiba scsi cd-rom.
    My scsi cdrom works fine, but. I can look at the scsi hard drive in windows and it says that it is only 19.2 meg, I can't access it in windows or dos. The on-board bios for the adapter doesn't find the hard drive or the cd-rom, but, I can still access and use the cd-rom drive.
    Also, with ASPI3520.SYS enabled, the adapter and the primary and secondary ide controllers are disabled in device manager, it also makes A: drive use ms-dos mode compatibility.
    I used the setup mode of the adapters BIOS to format the hard drive, After it formatted and I continued it says that it can't find a scsi hard drive.
     
  2. LarryCore

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    Did you run FDISK and see if the drive is visible there?

    Are you sure you have your SCSI termination correct?

    If there are 98 drivers for your card you shouldn't need to load a driver file in the CONFIG.SYS - as you have seen it will put you in compatibility mode if you do.

    Just checked the DTC site - it says:
    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Windows 98 Drivers

    Included - Use built-in Adaptec 151x/2x drivers <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Is that what you are using?

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  3. JW9T69

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    I removed the cdrom and ran just the hard drive and it sees it now. After using fdisk on it, windows and fdisk both list it as only 7,840 meg, according to seagate's website it's capacity is 10,800 unformatted and 9,090 formatted. Also, with this hard drive hooked up programs take a lot longer to open and run.
     
  4. LarryCore

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    Well, if it works without the CD I would say you have a SCSI ID or SCSI termination conflict between those two devices.

    As for speed, what is the model number of the drive?

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