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    Problem with Fujitsu 15k 73GB SCSI drive

    Well I disabled the SATA Raid controller. That didn't accomplish anything. I finally called Adaptec and talked to a tech. Man those guys are really helpful. I was impressed. He ran through everything with me and took my information and told me he'd call back. He talked to the team that heads up adaptecs U320 controllers. He called me back about 1.2 hour later and told me he would e-mail me a possible fix. It turns out my the driver disk I created before was not properly set up and the downloaded file did not decompress properly. After receiving instructions on creating 2 disks I was up and running. Kudo's to Adaptec on this one. I was pulling my hair out (well what is left of it) Thanks for the suggestions guys.
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    Problem with Fujitsu 15k 73GB SCSI drive

    When the machine starts to boot the adaptec bios loads up and does a scan. It finds the drive on ID 0. Then the SATA Raid controller bios starts up and it also does a scan in which it finds nothing. I will disable the sata controller tomorrow and see what happens. Thanks again. I have plenty of memory. 1GB of Corsair XMS.
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    Problem with Fujitsu 15k 73GB SCSI drive

    I've already done that. The adaptec bios shows that device 0 is the boot drive. Thanks.
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    Problem with Fujitsu 15k 73GB SCSI drive

    Thanks for your reply. Here is some additional information: The board is not overclocked. The SCSI card has both the latest firmware and the latest drivers installed. I'm using the cable that came with my adaptec card. It appears to be high quality, but I'll try another cable just in case. One new piece of information to report. I talked to a guy in another forum that pointed something out that I hadn't thought of. The ASUS motherboard I'm using has a built in SATA RAID controller from Silicon image. He said that it is possible that the sata raid controller is seen as a SCSI device on the motherboard. If this is the case then the the boot.ini file might be trying to locate the 15k drive on the SATA controller rather than the SCSI controller. I just checked the manual for the mainboard and I can disable the SATA controller via a jumper on the board itself. Unfortunately I won't be able to try that until tomorrow. Do you think that sounds like a possible fix?
  5. 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.
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    Fujitsu Mas3735

    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.