Main Site Nav
Topics Topics Edit Profile Profile Help/Instructions Help    
Search Last 1|3|7 Days Search Search Tree View Tree View  

Booting from a SCSCI drive

Trish's Escape from Hardware Hell Help Board » Software » Windows 3.1, 95, 98 and ME » Booting from a SCSCI drive « Previous Next »

Author Message
todd jorgensen
Posted on Friday, October 4, 2002 - 6:34 pm:   

ive got a 4.29 gig segate , running off from an older adapac controler card..and foramted the drive using the seagate DISK wizard 2002 software.
..itm comes up just fine as a slave drive, but cant seem to make it bootable as a master with win 95 loade3d on machine hangs up if i set it in the bios t look at the scsi drive for the boot record..( the card , and the drive both come up just fine booting to my IDE drive..
..i`m wondering if there is somthing about the drive i need to set to make it active, ( MBR)..
or something in my bios i am missing..?
auto-detect doesnt not find or acknowagle the drive..( in the BIOS)..but windows finds it no problem..anybody got any ideas..?
Posted on Friday, October 4, 2002 - 11:03 pm:   

Use a win95 bootup disk to partition and format the drive. Sometimes these disk you get with your hard drive don't always work well.
todd jorgensen
Posted on Friday, October 4, 2002 - 11:07 pm:   

i tryed formated the drive and only gave me 1 gig...( it was a 4.2 gig drive)..
Posted on Saturday, October 5, 2002 - 6:48 am:   

Use a win95B disk or a win98 bootup disk.
todd jorgensen
Posted on Saturday, October 5, 2002 - 12:45 pm:   

actually i tryed it both ways...i used the 95 b version, and fomated the for fat 32..and used the seagate software to format...the seagate software gives me the full 4 gig capacity..if i use the windows startup disk, i end up with 1 gig..
right now it shows 4 gig..( in fat 32)..but i had to use the seagtae software to get the full 4 gig..i did a drive cocpy using
xcopy32 c:\. d:\ / c/h/e/r/k and this usually does the trick for making a boootable drive..i havnt actually tryed installing winows from the CD rom. directly onot the SCSI drive..yet..
..( the seagate software has a similar function like copys the entire c: to your new drive and is supposed to be bootable..but that didnt work either..
it works great as a 4 gig slave but fails to exist untill windows loads and finds it..
Posted on Saturday, October 5, 2002 - 1:05 pm:   

Just to clarify, your saying that cmos detects it as a slave but not a master?
todd jorgensen
Posted on Saturday, October 5, 2002 - 2:05 pm:   

it does not detect in the bios..( auto-detect
but comes up during bootup..( the card, then the drive) a CD rom would..or a PNP device..
..if i set it ( in the bios).. to look at the SCSI drive as my first boot device it lets me do that..but when it tryes to boot and looks for the boot record from the SCSI, the system hangs up..
i can switch back to my IDE for a boot device, and load windows, and windows finds the SCSI no problem..( AFTER windows is loaded from an IDE drive)..maybe its a BIOS problem.?
..maybe i need to set a few jumpers on the SCSI card itself..?
SCSI ID is set to be 0....card is set to be ID 7
Posted on Saturday, October 5, 2002 - 4:42 pm:   

I did find this in an article. Least its something to check.

The most common SCSI mistake is setting the termination jumpers incorrectly. Each end of a SCSI chain of devices (both internal and external chains) needs to be terminated. If your internal SCSI device resides at the end of the chain, you must switch the termination jumper on or it won%squott function properly. Read the drive%squots documentation on how to set this jumper.
Posted on Saturday, October 5, 2002 - 5:08 pm:   

From what I can find you may have to use the manufactures scsi utility disk to install the drive. Fdisk doesn't always work. The link below may help.

Add Your Message Here
Username: Posting Information:
This is a public posting area. Enter your username and password if you have an account. Otherwise, enter your full name as your username and leave the password blank. Your e-mail address is optional.
Options: Enable HTML code in message
Automatically activate URLs in message

Administration Administration Log Out Log Out   Previous Page Previous Page Next Page Next Page