XP Home finds SCSI card and then locks up.

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redcivic

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I was trying to install an adaptec pci SCSI card for an old scanner onto a brand new HP A210N pavilion for a friend and XP finds the card and says it's installing new hardware and then locks up. I can't find any known issues on the hp site and nothing in the bios seems to indicate any problems. What do you think? I have never had a problem installing any kind of PCI card in XP. Thanks.
 

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How old is the SCSI card? Have you tried a different PCI slot?
 

redcivic

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I'm guessing the SCSI card is from like 1997 or so. Yes, I tried a different slot but not every slot.
 

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May as well give them all a shot ;)

I have an older Adaptec 1540, it has dip switches on it.

Have you checked that too?

Mine is running fine on 98 and XP.
 
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Check to make sure the SCSI BIOS isn't trying to boot from a device connected to it if you are using an IDE drive as a boot drive.
 
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