WinXP will not boot with SCSI host adaptor.

July 28, 2010 at 19:19:35
Specs: Windows XP
I have a scsi controller card (PCI interface) which I removed from an older PC running XP and installed in a new PC running XP.The host adaptor card is used for an old, external ZIP storage drive.The new PC will not boot with the SCSI host adaptor installed. During the boot I am able to F9 to see the boot and what is displayed is the name of the host controller and ID#7. The machine will basically freeze at that point with a blinking cursor and simply will not boot. Remove the card and booting is no problem. Can anyone lend a suggestion?

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July 28, 2010 at 19:28:56
You don't need to have a SCSI zip drive. If you look at your local thrift stores or online, you may be able to find an parallel or even a USB drive for free. If the SCSI adapter is set as the boot device, you will need to go into the computers BIOS and change the boot order, so the SCSI adapter is the last bootable device. I don't know what motherboard you have though. Please could you list the motherboard and SCSI adapter's make and model?

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July 28, 2010 at 19:55:56

The boot order is being chosen for scsi.

Card bad.

Card has some resource conflict with some other resources.

Move card to different slot.

Might help us to know the card brand and model. It may have a bios that needs to be set before the computer bios works.

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July 28, 2010 at 20:04:37
SCSI not terminated properly?

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July 28, 2010 at 20:24:13
How long do you let it sit there before shutting it off.? It may take a minute or two to search for connected drives before proceeding with the boot.

Otherwise, as mentioned above, first try moving the card to another slot.

Now that's what I call a sticky situation

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