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- there is no special slot required
- a PCI SCSI card will work on nearly all mboards that have at least one PCI slot
(- you cannot use an ISA SCSI card with XP even when the mboard has ISA slots.)
- you MAY need to NOT use the PCI slot closest to the center of mboard - the SCSI card may not work in that one properly - because that slot is sharing it's IRQ with the video.
(If you download the mboard manual I pointed to, the info about which PCI slot shares it's IRQ with what is usually stated in the mboard manual.)
- XP has the drivers for a lot of Adaptec SCSI cards built into it - in that case, Windows will install the drivers for it automatically - if Found New Hardware pops up, if it has the drivers it will find them automatically when you allow Found New Hardware to search for them.
- if Found New Hardware pops up, if Windows does NOT have the built in drivers for it, it will NOT find them automatically when you allow Found New Hardware to search for them.
In that case you need to go to the Adaptec web site and download the drivers you need for your card, and install them.
If this SCSI card can be used for more than one SCSI device, you may need to fiddle with the card to get it to work with the printer.
Consult the card's manual, and the Canon printer's full manual regarding the SCSI connection.
If you don't have the card's manual get it from the Adaptec web site.
The SCSI card must have a connector that a SCSI cable between the card and the printer can use.
E.g. the same number of pins or pin holes in the connector on both the card's and the printer's connectors.OR, you can use a gender adapter that you buy separately with a port on the card.
Some SCSI printers have a DSub 25 pin (female - pin holes) SCSI connector that looks exactly the same as the one for a printer port; some have one that has more pin holes or pins or contacts; some have both.
If you have the cable that came with the printer, preferably you want to be able to plug the cable into the card without needing to use a gender adapter at the card end.
You must install the software for the printer the right way. READ the installation directions in the Canon printer model's full manual.