I just bought a 15k 73GB Fujitsu drive last week and I'm having trouble gegtting it to work with my Adaptec 29320r SCSI controller. I've been dying to test it out but haven't had much luck.
I'm trying to install Windows XP Pro on a new machine based on an Abit K7NX8 nforce2 board with an Athlon 3000+ cpu. During windows setup I'm asked to load third party drivers and I load the 1.0 drivers that came with my adaptec card. A minute or so later I get a message from windows that says the drive could not be found. I downloaded the newest 1.10 drivers off of adaptecs website andXP setup progress to the point that it lets me partition the drive and format in NTFS. It begins loading windows files, then when it gets to the first reboot point, it begins rebooting and after verifying DMI pool data I get ntlder and ntdetect error messages. It will not let me go any further than that. This indicates that there is some kind of problem with the boot.ini file. I'm not really sure where to go at this point. I've tried booting to the windows repair console and using fixmbr and fixboot with no success. I'm wondering if there is still some kind of problem with my scsi drivers? I have an Adaptec 19160 SCSI card I might through in to see if that solves anything.
Anyone have any ideas on how to deal with this? Thanks.
PS. The drive is set to SCSI ID 0 and is properly terminated.