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W2K won't install to SCSI boot drive
Jun 27th, 2002 at 9:23am
 
Hi everybody! I have a Tekram DC390U3W
SCSI adapter, Seagate Cheetah SCSI drive, XP2100, Gigabyte GA-7VRXP. I have absolutely beat my head trying to install Win
2K.
I have tried:

Not loading SCSI drivers: Install fails

Loading SCSI drivers (F6): Locks up at "creating WINNT folder"

Installing to an IDE drive, then use GHOST to copy image to SCSI drive:
WIN2K begins to load, then get unknown hard error.

BTW, Win ME installs, boots, and runs fine on the SCSI drive, so I would think termination, etc. is correct. I am not a SCSI guru though.

If anybody has any ideas, would appreciate much. Thanks.
 
 
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Re: W2K won't install to SCSI boot drive
Reply #1 - Jun 27th, 2002 at 11:38am
 
never heard of this problem. i have the same controller.

if winme installs, i would also say that term/hardware is fine.

i assume u corectly made the boot disc from the supplied cdrom?

if i recall correctly, there were a couple of options available, which gives room for error.

ur using a floppy with drivers, correct?

i would try remaking the driver floppy. floppies are not the most reliable storage mediums.

if u still can't get it to work, i can zip & post the contents of my driver floppy. that way we can eliminate that potential problem.

i would also reformat the partition, just in case.

how is the drive partitioned?

which cheetah do u have? there are many.

u definately have to press the F6 button when prompted .. or, at least, i did.

u may also need to flash ur bios, cuz there is problem eith cheetahs .. she the tekram site for the latest bios. i flashed no problem, even tho i didn't have a problem with my cheetah (x15-36lp).
 
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Reply #2 - Jun 27th, 2002 at 12:04pm
 
okay, i zipped & uploaded my tekram dc-390u3w boot diskette files. see here:

http://radified.com/Files/

they're listed last under 'scsi boot floppy', right column (753kb).

u can get the latest u3w bios here:

http://www.tekram.com/updates.asp?Product=DC-390U3_Series

look for v4.19, dated 3/8/03
 
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Reply #3 - Jun 28th, 2002 at 12:05pm
 
This is my first SCSI "experience". Whew, and what an experience! lol!

It's FINALLY working. I greatly appreciate your response. I had pretty much done everything there though and it still wasn't working.

Problem turned out to be the drive cable was on wrong connector/channel on adapter card. That is the only thing I changed when it started working. I have a Tekram DC390U3W.

Put that in your data bank so you can help the next hapless soul who runs into that problem!

Thanks.
 
 
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Reply #4 - Jun 28th, 2002 at 12:46pm
 
I don't see how it could work fine if the hardware wsn't configured correctly. If the car has no engine, it shouldn't be able to run. No?
 
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Reply #5 - Jun 28th, 2002 at 12:52pm
 
Well, it DID work fine with Win ME. With W2K, it would see the drive and format, and then start installing and lockup every time. I dunno. Cable position is the only thing I changed!
 
 
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Re: W2K won't install to SCSI boot drive
Reply #6 - Aug 19th, 2002 at 5:20am
 
BIOS boot order?
 

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