SCSI drive trouble


A

arno

Hello,

I have an old PC (PII MMX 266 Mhz) with an SCSI drive. I disconnected
the SCSI cable from the controller, tried to boot from CD and then
later connected the cable again. Since then my hardrive does not show
up.

I ran SCSISelect Utility on bootup for my Adaptec AHA 2940 UltraW and
the SCSI disk utility but my harddisk does not show up under LUN 0
anymore. No SCSI Bios is beeing installed anymore.

How can I force a detection of my harddrive?

I already uninstalled the controller card an installed again, checked
cables but nothing shows up. When I boot I can hear the drive working
and it is "hot", so, power is available.

regards

arno
 
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C

Colon Terminus

Two things:

Make sure the cable is correctly oriented (I'm sure it is)
Visually inspect the pin array on the drive for bent pins (this will
reqauire removing the drive from the computer)
 
A

arno

Hi Colon,

strange, now the SCSI Drive is working again.

Still, I cannot CD-boot from WinNT, Win95, Win2000, Win2000 Server,
Acronis TrueImage... I can only boot from CD's of Powerquest with
DR-DOS (emergency CD's). I tested with the CD-Drive of the PC and
another one (much newer), same results. Can you explain this?

regards

arno
 
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A

arno

Hello,

I updated BIOS and SCSI, changed the batterie and installed a working
floppy drive. The question for entering the time is gone, I can boot
from floppy but still cannot boot from various CD's. However, at least
the PC is working now.

arno
 

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