|Posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2003 - 8:12 pm: |
Here is a problem that has me very stumped! I have just finished assembling my scratch PC, Asus A7N8X MB with a Seagate Serial ATA HD running WinXP Pro on the C partition. My CD drives are SCSI on an Adaptec 2940U2W card. Everything works like a dream until I try to attach a SCSI HD wich I would like to transfer information off of. At this point I get the message "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER" apon bootup. The SCSI HD is set to ID 1 and the Adaptec card is set to boot to ID 0. There is no drive at SCSI ID 0. The boot.ini file reads: multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional". My question(s) is(are), does the SCSI take priority over the SATA drive on boot? Is there a way to change the boot priority to the SATA drive with the SCSI drive attached? Or, am I going about this in the wrong way by loading the OS on a Serial ATA drive in the first place?? Thanks to all who respond.
|Posted on Thursday, October 23, 2003 - 12:16 am: |
What might be happening is the SCSI cards BIOS is forcing itself to be the boot device, which is not uncommon. If memory serves the bios should have an option to force over ride a SCSI bios boot. Also check the boot sequence in the mainboard BIOS and make sure the SCSI boot option isn't listed.
|Posted on Thursday, October 23, 2003 - 7:41 am: |
Thank you for your input to this problem. Even though I have been using SCSI for many years, some of the simplest things are forgotten. The key here to "to force over ride a SCSI bios boot" is to disable the bios on the Adaptec card SCSI!! The problem is now solved, thanks again.
|Posted on Thursday, October 23, 2003 - 5:06 pm: |
"to force over ride a SCSI bios boot" is to disable the bios on the Adaptec card SCSI!!
Or something to that affect!
Glad you got it sorted.