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SCSI Hard Drive Driver?

Q: SCSI Hard Drive Driver?

Does anyone know of a website that I would be able to find the drivers for a scsi hard drive? I have been searching for what seems like weeks now and can't seem to find anything.

A: SCSI Hard Drive Driver?

The driver you probably need is not for the SCSI "drive" itself. It's for the SCSI "host adapter" to which the drive is attached.

Please give brand/model specifics of your machine... laptop or desktop (probably) and type/model/details, SCSI drive (internal or external), SCSI host adapter to which the drive is cable-connected.


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windows98 is already on my 13gb ide drive, but i have a new 9gb scsi drive which is really fast 80mb/sec,
I would like to install only windows for now so machine boots faster, can i do this and still have other files on existing slower 13gb hdd i.e. games, txt files and pics?
I have managed to make ide drive as slave but i dont know how to go abouts installing win98 on scsi, as machine keeps booting to windows, from the slave drive. And when i attempt to install win98 it tries to put it on the ide drive which alwready has it on.
Do i need to disconnect the power supply to the ide hdd?
Does scsi drives have master/slave jumper setting like the ide?

My new hdd is MAG3091LC on this page

A:if i have 1 ide and 1 scsi hard drive how do i install windows on the new scsi hd?

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Built a WinNT 4.0 server using SCSI raid array. Works fine. Enabled atapi in services and it sees the IDE CD-ROM (master, secondary channel) just fine.

But it won't see the IDE HD (master, primary channel)!

Jumpers, cables, HD all okay.

I'm sure I'm missing something obvious. Anyone have a clue?



A:scsi NT -- how to add IDE hard drive?


Can your BIOS see the HD? If not, then your OS has no chance of ever seeing it.

Have you tried it as a Slave on the secondary controller? Or better yet, keep it as a master, and make your CD-ROM the slave on the secondary controller.

You could have a dead primary controller (I know my secondary controller is not functioning... damn, I need a new PC - who wants to help me raise funds for a new PC - any compnay that helps will get free advertising from me ), or a dead HD.

There could be something else wrong, but I am not that great with hardware issues. If you want, I can move this to the Hardware forum.


Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

[email protected]


Every morning is the dawn of a new error...

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Hi everyone,
I wonder if anyone have a good site where it can guide me on how to installed a second SCSi hard drive. I have a HP tc2120 server with one 36.4 Gb drive. I have anotherone just like that. But I never have installed and SCSI drive. I have only done the regular IDE drives. I need some help.



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My computer is not recognizing my SCSI 70 ghz drive. It keeps saying PXE-E61 failure check cable. It worked fine last night, I reformatted my secondary IDE 40 ghz drive and I could not get my computer to start. I had to disconnect my SCSI drive and setup windows xp on my IDE 40 ghz drive to get my computer to start. It still doesn't recognize my SCSI drive. I need help.

A:SCSI 70 ghz hard drive

This generally pertains to a bad hard drive or bad hdd cable same as a "non system disk error" with same solutions.

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I was able to salvage an old system from the trash at work. It has a Western Digital 4.3GB SCSI hard drive and I want to know if i can use it in a non-scsi system. To use it will I have to use a SCSI adapter or have to have all HD's as scsi?

A:Using SCSI Hard Drive

You can use it if you have a SCSI adapter and you can mix IDE and SCSI in the same PC.

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I've got an old computer that we've just been using at the office for payroll and a few other things. The problem is its runningout of hard drive space, so I was just going to install another hard drive, but I forgot that it has a scsi hard drive. I was wondering if i could hook a regular hard drive up to the scsi cable? Any help will be greatly appreciated.


A:SCSI Hard Drive


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ok i posted eariler and its final the scsi seagate is mine and it looks like im keeping it.ok so i bid on the scsi control card thats ldv and now im looking for a cable . my question does the cable need only one terminator? im new to this so if anyone can help me out on installing a scsi hd it would be greatly appreciated

A:scsi hard drive?

You want a 68pin internal LVD cable, it should either have a terminator built in + two connectors (one for the SCSI card, one for the hard disk), or three connectors + you'll need to plug a terminator into it. The devices should be arranged with the SCSI card at one end, the hard disk in the middle and the terminator at the other end. The SCSI card provides termination for its own end (unless you want to put the SCSI card on the middle of the cable, in which case you need a terminator for each end). The terminator must be LVD or LVD/SE compliant.

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I've just bought some hard drives.
They weren't expensive, i got them in a clearance sale, they are SCSI types.

One of my PCs uses an SCSI hard drive as its local drive 'C',
However this PC has a power supply feed to the SCSI hard drive, and also the
SCSI connector ribbon cable.
Thats two separate cables.
One for signal, and one for supply.

The SCSI hard drives i bought have no feed point for a power supply.

So i don't know how to try them.
They must use some supply to operate, so could it come via the SCSI cable ?
I suppose it must come from there ... ?

Ive never seen ones like this before.

I dont want to try them without checking first.
Any comments or suggestions would be welcome.

Model: WDE18300-6029A8
Made: 26th May 1999

I got eight in all, some like this one, and some others.
Now i'm a bit worried about trying them, as they might try to draw more current
from the SCSI signal wires than they were meant to give.
These ones come in a sort of Slot-in carrier, what difference that might make
i don't know.

Cheers, John

A:Some help please in trying to use an SCSI hard drive.

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I have a Dell Poweredge SP5166-2 that uses Seagate Barracuda (4.3gb) hard drives put into trays that are slid into the computer and connected to the motherboard. I want to put another hard drive in but it is an HP C2490A (2.1gb). When trying to install it the first times, bios recognizes it and says it is working properly, but it is not displayed under Win2k's logical devices or my computer. It is however displayed under device manager. So, it does exist but I just can't make it work within my computer. I also tried to make connect the SCSI bus cable that goes into the cd rom into the hard drive, but no luck. Is there any master slave config for scsi devices? My understanding is that there aren't any; only scsi ids. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.


A:HP SCSI Hard Drive


You can check couple of things.

You may want to check SCSI ID(which usually a jumper or switch on the drive.).

If you want the drive to be C:, check host adaptor which ID is bootable.

Make sure you have a terminator at the end of the chain.

Go device manager and check if your SCSI card has conflict with other devices.

Good Luck,


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Whenever I boot up my old computer, I get a message during bootup that tells me that the SCSI boot device is not installed. I have a SCSI hard drive connected to an Adaptec SCSI pci card. I had just taken the hard drive and card out of that computer and tried to install them on this computer, and it didnt work, so I put it back. I tried running a SCSI utility on the bootup screen, and it didnt even recognise the existance of the hard drive. It wont let me format or anything. If there is something I can do to get it working, then please post. I do not care if the solution requires reformatting, because I do not have any really crucial data on the drive.

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im going to setup a IBM Xseries 235 server in my home soon. I bought several drives. I noticed that one of the drives i bought is a scsi drive that runs at 7200k and the other drives run at 10000k. i bought two 7200k hard drives and 4 10000k hard drives. the server only supports raid 1. Would it be okay to create 3 raids. My computer supports up to six scsi hard drives. Can i create a raid with two 10000k hard drives to host my operating system and a little data, a second raid for my web server data and the third raid for my 7200k hard drives for ...idk, music.?

does that sound like it would work. would the 7200k hard drives slow down my computer?
is it possible to create 3 raids on a single server?

A:7200rpm scsi hard drive


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I have a SCSI Hard disk, that i some how messed up by transfering it to a different controller, cuz i didn't know that you can't do that, i do now. i tried to get it to come back alive, by puting it back on the controller, but my master partion table thing got messed up, when i had tried to use it on the other controller, the first controller was a LSI Logic, and the second was an Adaptec 2490-UW. so i tried to use diskprobe to read the sectors and set it up like that, which failed. i thought it might have something to do with the board so i had taken that off, but now when i go into the Adaptec "SCSI-Select" program it doesn't show a size. could i have connected my board back up the wrong way?? it does still spin up, but i don't understand why it lost the size of the disk. it had the size before btw. it is a 18.2 GB 10K RPM SCSI-2 drive, and i have 2 other identicals if they may be of any help. but i really want to know if this drive is toast.
EDIT:: COMPAQ Model #: bd018734a4

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I have a Win2k3 Small Business Server being ran with RAID on 4 hard drives.
1 hard drive just got failed and i replaced it with the "same looking" hard drive.
When i plug in the new hard drive i noticed that it does not match up to the others in size and its not meeting the requirements in size to rebuild.

When i looked closer at the hard drive i noticed the following difference from the other 3 working hard drive and the 1 damaged one:

Part: 9v8006-001
Firmware: e302

The model and brand are the same exact settings but non the 2 noted pieces of information. Do you think this could cause a problem if this 1 hard drive was different from the others?

Just wondering because i never had this happen to a SCSI drive on RAID settings, and yes its set to be auto hot swappable and ready to rebuild RAID - its just not working because of the it says.

A:SCSI Hard Drive Question

You should be able to use it. If that hard drive is slower then the other, it will slow them all down to match it, and your hard drives will only use as much space as is in the smallest drive. That is the way it works with conventional hard drives anyway. I would back up your data if possible first before you try it (if you haven't already), just in case.

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OK you SCSI experts, I've got a question for you. First, the particulars of my computer:

Dell OptiPlex GX110, 733mhz Pentium III, 256 Mb RAM, Adaptec AHA-2940U/AHA-2940UW PCI SCSI Controller with a maximum data transfer rate of 40 mb/sec., Boot drive is a SCSI IBM DCHS04W (4.50 GB) 7200 rpm with maximum data transfer rate of 40 mb/sec. and average read seek time of 7.5 ms.

Now, I just purchased a Fujitsu 18.2 GB, 10,000 rpm, SCSI hard drive, with a maximum data transfer rate of 80 mb/sec. and average read seek time of 4.7 ms.

My question: Will I benefit from the speed and efficiency of the Fujitsu drive by making it the boot drive?

I know that my SCSI controller card will limit the maximum data transfer rate to 40 mb/sec., despite the 80 mb/sec. rating of the Fujitsu, however, will the 10,000 rpm and the low average read seek time of the Fujitsu overcome the limitations of my SCSI controller card to the point that I should make the Fujitsu my boot drive? Thanks in advance for any assistance.

A:SCSI hard drive question

I will tell you this... going from 5400rpm to 7200rpm spindle speed makes a major difference. So going from 7200 to 10000 will make a difference.

For me, the decision would be easy. I would put the fujitsu as my boot drive.

It's a bigger drive and it's has better access times.

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I am helping my brother in law out trying to do a non destructive repair using the installation disc. When we went through all the steps and got to the section that shows the hard drives it does not recognize the hard drive and won't let us do a repair. If we wanted to do a clean install it still would not recognize the hdd.
I decided to check bios and see what was recognized and in the hdd section it showed that the hdd was a SCSI. It is not a SCSI drive. We checked PC Wizard 2008 and it showed SCSI. All the places show that it is a SCSI. What is causing this? It is not a SCSI drive but a SATA drive. Can anyone tell me what has happened?

A:Hard drive recognized as SCSI

it is SCSI emulation. Some USB drives show up this way too.

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As per the norm, I got a Monday call from a customer freaking out about their server. I paid them a visit and sure enough the Western Digital SCSI hard drive I replace about 6 months ago is dead. SCSI utility is seeing it as a 1MB quantum. I told them to boat anchor that machine and get a new one. It's a pentium (i don't remember) 600MHz machine so it's a bit of a dinosaur anyway. their book keeper is the hero of this story. I taught her how to backup the server which she did before she left on Friday. I loaded backup files on an unused workstation, mapped some network drives and had them back up and running PDQ.

What would make a machine eat hard drives? Thin it might just be a fluke, virus, inferior Dell product??????

A:2nd SCSI hard drive failure within 1 year

Is there a UPS or surge-protector installed between wall-socket and PC?
If not, unstable electricity might cause that, such as spikes, brown-outs or black-outs.
Or the PSU might be on the edge of its capacity. If the HD is a 10'000 RPM disk, they need a pretty good and stable PSU.
The disk should still be under warranty.

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Hello all,

I have an HP Workstation XW8200 running Windows XP SP3 that I tried hooking a projector to. I used a VGA splitter with one out going to the monitor and the other going to the projector. When connected while the computer is already running, the projector works. But once the computer is off, with the projector connected and running, and then the computer is turned on, it no longer recognizes my hard drive.

This problem is NOT fixed when the projector/splitter is disconnected.

In the BIOS, the hard drive is recognized but it will not boot. I tried booting into a Windows XP disk and running recovery mode, but it doesn't see the drive. Same goes for booting off of my thumb drive into Linux (Lucid Puppy 5.2.0), it does not see that I have any hard drive installed.

This has happened to two computers already, both are the same model and setup.
The hard drive in question is connected to onboard SCSI, and is a SeaGate Cheetah, I'm not quite sure what size.

I did take another hard drive from a third HP XW8200 and put it in to the non-working computer and it booted fine.

I do not see the projector causing the computer to not recognize the HD, but it definitely seems to be the catalyst for both of these computers (with each individual problem happening months in between, and over a dozen other similar computers still working fine).

Any help would be greatly appreciated, I'm at my wit's end.

Oh, and there are no error messages when trying ... Read more

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How do I get Windows XP Pro to duel boot from a second scsi hard drive. First scsi hard drive has Windows ME and works fine.
Second scsi hard drive has Windows XP pro but only works when I change the scsi ID from 1 to 0. But then the other scsi hard drive is not reconized in windows explore. However, it is reconconized in the XP disk manager and everthing else appears normal excapt that the drive is not read in explorer. Any help PLEASE

A:Duel Boot XP on second scsi hard drive

Was XP installed with both HDs in the machine, and with Me installed first? If you installed XP with only its HD in the system (so it was 0 when you installed it), the XP boot files are on the wrong hard drive. They need to be on the system's primary partition, which should be C: (where Me should be now if this is going to work right and properly dual-boot) and the ARC path in your boot.ini file is referencing the wrong disk for the XP startup to look on to boot XP when you have both disks set up.

Please post the contents of your boot.ini file here, and we will take a look.

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Gigabyte GA-6LX7 Mb, 400 MHz celeron, 64 meg ram, 13.6 gig Maxtor ide hard drive, 9 gig Seagate scsi hard drive, win 98 se, DTC 3502A scsi adapter, Toshiba scsi cd-rom.
My scsi cdrom works fine, but. I can look at the scsi hard drive in windows and it says that it is only 19.2 meg, I can't access it in windows or dos. The on-board bios for the adapter doesn't find the hard drive or the cd-rom, but, I can still access and use the cd-rom drive.
Also, with ASPI3520.SYS enabled, the adapter and the primary and secondary ide controllers are disabled in device manager, it also makes A: drive use ms-dos mode compatibility.
I used the setup mode of the adapters BIOS to format the hard drive, After it formatted and I continued it says that it can't find a scsi hard drive.

A:SCSI Adapter/hard drive problem

Did you run FDISK and see if the drive is visible there?

Are you sure you have your SCSI termination correct?

If there are 98 drivers for your card you shouldn't need to load a driver file in the CONFIG.SYS - as you have seen it will put you in compatibility mode if you do.

Just checked the DTC site - it says:
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Windows 98 Drivers

Included - Use built-in Adaptec 151x/2x drivers <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Is that what you are using?

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Just tried to install a SCSI hard drive on a win98 system.

Drive is in Device Manager but has no Letter assigned. Does not allow me to.

BIOS recognizes drive and assigns D:

A:SCSI Hard Drive - No Letter Assignment

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can some help me,i am trying to install 2 4.5 gig SCSI hard drives in windows 2000 .i an useing pci scsi card controller.
i load win 2000 boot disc,s my system finds scsi,s no problem
i format them and partion them .when it reboots to start loading windows it say cd rom error ! INSERT BOTT DISC AND RUN AGAIN
any body got any pointers...

thanks ....rog

A:two scsi hard drive install in win 2000

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hi my new sata hard drive is showing as a scsi in win7
and it seems to be running slow and making alot of accessing data noises
how can i fix this back to sata

A:new sata hard drive showing as scsi in win 7 help

With some hard disk controllers it is normal for it to show up as a SCSI disk - particularly if the disk controller is running in AHCI mode, which is preferrable since it allows features such as NCQ. One thing you may want to check is: locate the drive itself under "Disk Drives" in device manager and go into the properties. Select the "Policies" tab and view what is set. For better performance you will want it set to "Better Performance" with both of the boxes checked. Though if you lose power you may run into minor file corruption issues - I personally have not had issues with this. If you disable those check-boxes performance can decrease significantly.
-David Betournay

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Long story short.. An office I help out had a RAID Array crash without a backup. The data has been recovered and is sitting on a Fujitsu Hard Drive (Model: MAX3036NC).

My computer, and the remaining working computers in the office are all IDE or SATA architecture.

I'm guessing there is a PCI SCSCI Card that I could buy, install this hard drive and access it that way. If that is the case, could someone recommend a card/manufacturer that would work for this case?

Any help is appreciated.

Edit: We also have a laptop available if there is a PC-Card solution.


A:Solved: Need to access a SCSI Hard Drive

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I am about to build my own PC. It will have a Maxtor Sata hard drive. When you are installing Windows XP Pro, do you have to press F6 and install a third-party driver? I was reading this book, and the guy said to do that. I have never heard about that before. Can you just hit install XP and let it do everything? Thanks.

A:Installing Windows Hard Drive SCSI

Yes you need to hit F6 to install a RAID driver. You will be able to get that driver from the motherboard manufacturers website in most cases. The resulting RAID driver that you get will need to be on a floppy, so if you were planning on not putting a floppy in the computer you were building (like many do), you will have to at least have a floppy during the setup process of Windows. Sorry, theres no magic "hit install XP and let it do everything"

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*RESOLVED* Can't install second U160 SCSI hard drive

I have DL145 G2 from HP

On the black thing that is attached to the cable which seems to be a controller, it says U320. It originally came with U320 SCSI hard drive but I purchased two U160 hard drives because I was a *****. I connected one U160 SCSI hard drive to the server and installed windows os without any problem. But when I tried to connect the second SCSI U320 hard drive, it didn't work. In the BIOS, it correctly recognized two hard drives but when windows 2003 server loaded, I couldn't see or install the second hard drive. I read some FAQ in the link I copied above and I thought that I have to purchase optional SCSI cable or my U320 SCSI cable only supports one U160 SCSI hard drive or something... But I don't see any place to plug any more cables on the motherboard so I'm really puzzled...

I use two SEAGATE ST3146854LW 15K 68 PIN U160 DELL M6616
and my server is DL145 G2 AMD Dual-Core Opteron 275 2.2GHz 390845-001

A:Can't install second U160 SCSI hard drive

So the BIOS sees both the drives?

What do you mean by Windows not seeing the hard drive? You did check in the Disk Manager, right?

SCSI is pretty much backward compatible, so your U160 drives should work no problem. And you can hook up 15 of them to a single SCSI cable no problem.

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I have been trying to determine which device would be best suited for cooling a pair of SCSi 15k HDDs. I have been looking around at some of the following (in order) of interest. Sound dampening is not a huge concern, mainly concerned about cooling.

Smart Drive 2002 Copper Hard Drive Enclosure- SCSI compatible? Little documentation to indicate if rear is already equipped with wiring or is this will work with SCSI cables?
AEROCOOL HB-101 Hard Drive Cooler Aluminum- Wondering if this is a gimmick or a real option... or a SilverStone SST-FP53-B 5.25" Hard Drive Cooler or a Cooler Master CoolDrive 3... ??? Any other reccommendations based on experience or reviews? Thanks in advance for any help.

A:NEED serious advice about Hard Drive Cooling (Pair of SCSI 15k)

if you haven't already bought a case, buy a case with a hard drive cage fan and put it to use. for internal enclousures, all same size drives and cages are compatible. just make sure you have cool air blowing on those drives and they should be just fine.

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Hello All,

I just got my hands on a Compaq 36.4 gb hard drive (10k RPM). It has an scsi port connector but I don't know how to connect it to my ECS board which is fairly new (one of those SLI-status boards). I might need a converter of some sort. The hard drive model is: BD0366459B , my board model is ECS 945-p ( ) .

Thanks ahead of time.

A:Hard Drive Compatibility?:confused: SCSI to IDE or SATA?

According to this site
Product Name BD0366459B
CD-ROM Drive Compaq CRD-8402B
Hard Disk Drive Compaq BD0366459B; 9.09 GB; Firmware 3B12; Wide Ultra3SCSI
BD0366459B; 145. GB; 291. GB; Firmware B005; Wide Ultra3SCSI
Host Bus Adapter Compaq Integrated Dual-Channel Wide-Ultra SCSI-3 ControllerClick to expand...

You need

(1) a SCSI-3 controller to be installed into the mobo
(2) a Wide Ultra3SCSI cable

You may get the hard disk cheap but could get rip off by the hardware needed to go with SCSI equipment.

The Sata can be viewed as a poor man's SCSI but at least your mobo support 4 units out of the box. I doubt if a SCSI can be cheaper than Sata nowadays which is being retailed at GBP 0.128 per Gb. Thus the 36.4Gb unit would cost no more than GBP 4.65 in UK which, if being a Sata disk, is equivalent to approximately one imperial gallon of petrol. That amount of money will not be able to buy either one the above two attachments required to run the unit.

Technically if you run a Sata Raid 0 to half the access time it should beat the SCSI disk performance hand down, I would have thought.

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Ok I have a external enclosure that is IDE / Sata , I have 2 hard drives I'm not using , there both SCSI 10,000 rpm Hard Drives, my question is how can I connect one of them to my external enclosure so I can connect em to my USB

A:Connecting SCSI Hard Drive to my external enclsoure?

You cannot do that. Your drive which is SCSI will not connect to an IDE/SATA controller in the external hard drive enclosure.

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Hello, this is my first post here. I have an HP Workstation x4000 I use at work for Designing CAD Models. This is an old computer. My problem is that I am out of room on the Hard Drive. It is a 58 GB SCSI,68pin HP Hard Drive. My IT support guy purchased me a 1GB SATA Drive,Raid Card,enough Memory to fill the MEC Card, and Norton Ghost to flash over the new Drive. My problem is, the Card he bought will not fit into the Mobo. The ribbon in the Computer has an empty plug and a power plug,but they are for a 68 pin SCSI Hard Drive. Is there a cable made that I can use to simply plug the SATA Hard drive into the 68 pin ribbon,or do I need a card? Do they make such a thing? My boss is extremely frugal and doesn't want to hear that the best thing would be to replace the 12 year old computer! Thanks for any help you guys can give me

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What are the differences between all of these?

I'll probably not use SCSI, but I was looking at the WD raptor 10K rpm hard drive (SATA). Do you need a special motherboard or certain controller to run this hard drive? And do you need a special CABLE for it? I have tons of 80pin IDE cables, but those wouldn't work?


A:HARD DRIVE question - SCSI vs SATA vs EIDE

Nope won't work. Different drives, cables, controllers. Some motherboards now come with the SATA interface built in. For more information check this site out. Its an OLD report on SATAs. Hard drives are now available for SATA use.

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I have a Dell Tower Computer (Circa 2000-2002) that runs RIP software (Raster Image Processor) used to send graphics/image data to a machine that makes by way of laser imaging our plates or masters for our offset printing presses. Monday the hard drive failed. The Dell has Windows XP license decals on it but when booting up it display Windows 2000 NT. The computer has only 1 hard drive, a 68 pin SCSI drive and the cable to it connects to separate dual channel SCSI card which is in a slot on the motherboard. There is another SCSI card (single channel) in the slot next to it which has a cable that goes to the machine that this computer drives. The software that runs on this computer is proprietary software and I have a re-install disk for it being send via UPS Next Day Air as I type. I have an XP disk & license that I can install on what ever hard drive I can get to work here and the RIP software manufacturer said their software would work on XP. But I don't have a copy of Windows 2000 NT.

My question is that if I can't find this same hard drive locally, can I use an IDE or a SATA hard drive instead and still run the RIP software correctly? There is 2 IDE (primary & secondary) connectors directly on the motherboard. One is used for the CD rom drive, the other is unused. I am not certain but I don't believe the motherboard has a SATA connection. I have 2 good spare IDE hard drives.

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A:SCSI hard drive died - can i switch to ide or sata?

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My first build: Via Kle-133 mb with Athlon 700 and 64 sdram
on board video and sound and 9gig Seagate Hard drive needing a scsi-2 thingy

My problem...
I power up and all things begin running and on the monitor it whizzes past the first screen that reports the "Award Modular BIOS v6.00pg, An Enery Star Ally etc...
Main Procecessor: AMD Athlon (TM) 700MHZ
Memory Testing:57344 ok + 8192k Shared Memory

Primary Master: None
Primary Slave: None
Secondary Master: Toshiba CD_ROM XM-5602B 1796
Secondary Slave: None

Floppy disk(s) fail (40)

Then immediately a black screen which says
BusLogic Inc BIOS Version 4.94G
Intelligent Bus Master SCSI Host Adapter
(c) 1995 BusLogic Inc. All Rights Reserved

BusLogic PCI SCSI Host Adapter Firware Version 4.28D
Press <Ctrl-B> to Enter AUTO-SCSI

Which I do the <Ctrl-B> thing and it takes me to a configuration Utilities and Diagnostics program. I try to push the right buttons
Under Utilities and under SCSI Device Information it says
SCSI ID 7: BusLogic BT-946C
(which makes no sense since the hd is a Seagate st410800N)
Under Verify Disk I get the same result

OK then I try the Format Disk option
and the same exact result box comes up with SEAGATE SX910800N highlighted... when I press enter, it asks: CONFIRM? yes or no, I highlight yes and enter and then.... a freeze.

Now if I reboot it will do the same thing every time.
If I ignor the Press <Ctrl-B> to Enter AUTO-SCSI thing, the puter will g... Read more

A:New computer built hard drive with scsi problem

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This is my first attempt at building my own pc so forgive me if this is a silly question.

This pc has an SCSI as the primary drive (17gig) and I'm trying to add two 320g drives that are edi drives.

I added a new dvd drive, video card, and usb 2.0 card and those all work fine.

I tried the drives set to slave as well as well as cable select. I even removed one of the drives so that the only connector is the edi slave connector.

Am I having a problem because I'm trying to use an SCSI drive and the two edi drives? Do I need to use one or the other in order for this to work?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Let me give a little more information if it helps. The computer is a Dell Precision 530 Workstation. Company upgraded all their pc's and sold off the old ones for $50 each. I want to ue this as a media server for my home network.

It has a 17GB SCSI drive on it now that has my Windows XP Home Edition and a few other programs on it. I was going to keep it for exactly what it does now. Basic everyday pc duties.

I wanted to add two bigger drives for storage. The mother board has an SCSI connector and two EDI connectors. The secondary EDI connector is connected to the DVD drive and the CD drive. Obviously I don't need both but just left the cd drive in there since it wasn't hurting anything. Those both read and work fine.

I have the two 320 GB storage drives connected to the primary EDI connector.

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A:PC won't recognize extra hard drives (edi) primary is SCSI drive

Hold on a minute... edi you mean IDE or eIDE don't you?

SCSI hard drives need to have terminated cables. IDE cables do not use termination. I would ditch the SCSI, but you will have to get into the bios settings and change the primary boot drive settings

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Hi I have an old proprietary graphics system that needs a SCSI hard drive, I found a Compaq C2247 1gb hard drive that should work (cylinders,heads,etc match one of its table drives) but it doesn't turn itself on when the PC is powered on.

The drive works perfectly in my new system as long as I have the "send power on signal" checked in the bios.

Is there any way of jumpering this drive so it turns on the instant power is applied as opposed to sending a signal to tell it to turn on?


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How do you get the power to your hard drive. The power supply has no extra wires or anything. Where does it come from?

A:{SOLVED} im a begginner, installing a new hard drive (scsi) so this may seem silly,

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Hello all. This is my first post here. I Bought a scsi hard drive.

Maxtor 18GB SCSI Hard Drive
Formatted capacity: 18.4GB
Interface: Ultra160 Wide LVD SCSI-3, 80-pin (80 to 68-pin SCA adapter included)
Rotational speed: 10,000 RPM
Average seek time: 4.7 ms
Cache: 8MB

I have the ASUS a7n8x deluxe mother board. What pci scsi adaptor card do I get to run the hard drive? What cable do I need?

This is my first time using a scsi drive. I did a search on newegg and saw a range from $22 - $400+. Please educate me in the ways!

A:Installing a scsi hard drive on an asus a7n8x deluxe board

Anything from Adaptec is perfect, but not always the cheapest.
It's what I use on no less than 3 of my PCs.
Brandnew Adaptec ASC-39160 Dual Channel Ultra160 SCSI Controller, $139.-
Brandnew bulk LSI Logic LSIU160 single channel Ultra160 all purpose controller $35.-

They have a whole collection of others, as well as loads of information there.
You could try and pick up a used card on Ebay as well.

You will also need a 68-pin internal flatcable with a terminator.
Look around on that website.

Also go to
for a bit of background.

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I have a BIG problem here with a SCSI drive on our web server in our school.

All of a sudden i keep getting Start Unit Request Failed at start up.

and then when I try to verify the HD on the SCSI menu I receive an
Like it says, it's not ready.

now this is the secondary hard scsi disk, my primary bootup disk is fine, when i boot up windows, it boots up fine, but doesnt see the e: drive. in device manager though it is there and it says it is working properly.

Do you think it could be the hard disk has failed. only last week on this same server the power supply went. and we changed the power supply. could thsi be related?


A:SCSI hard drive problem. Start Unit request failed.

Try reseating the connectors to the drive. You might swap the power connector between the two drives. Maybe something was bumped when the power supply was removed. If that doesn't work then probably the drive has failed. I take it that the secondary drive is on the same cable as the primary one and it was working ok before the supply went?

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Hi everyone,

I've successfullly installed Vista Ultimate and to my surpise almost all my hardware installed flawlessly. The exceptions were my old scanners. Now I don't care much about an old Epson flatbed but I also have a Canon film scanner that I would really like to get up and running. It has a USB 1.0 port (too slow) but I would much rather use the SCSI 2.0 port. It is connected to a StartTech PCI SCSI whitch I can't seem to find a driver for.

Finally here's my question. Are there any generic SCSI driver that could get me up and running or a SCSI PCI card that has a Vista x64 driver? One or the other would do

A:SCSI 2 driver


Did you get anywhere with your problem. I see the response has not been very good. !
I assume that when you installed the SCSI card windows did not provide a driver for you. Do you now what SCSI chip is on the card itself ? ASPI generice driver may work.

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I bought a Microtech 25pin SCSI to USB converter so I can connect a scanner I have to my laptop. I can't get my Vista 64 to read my scanner though. I doesn't thinkI have one plugged in. I am using VueScan, but it can't find anything either. I assume I need a driver to let the USB port know I trying to read from an SCSI port. Can anyone help? I have looked all over the net for a driver but can't find one that will work with my Vista 64. Thanks


A:SCSI to USB Driver help

Hi, jhusel, and welcome to the forums.

Have you checked the manufacturer's website for an updated driver? Some older scanners (and I had a 3300) would not even work in XP, much less Vista, but if you can be sure that it works in XP, you might be able to force it to use the same drivers in Vista - it will be hit and miss, but more than likely you're out of luck....

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When going to print pictures from my photo program a window comes up saying NO SCSI DRIVER DETECTED I am using a samsung clp315 usb printer. Yet it works with everything else. Is there a driver update so that this printer will work.

A:No scsi driver

What photo program are you using?
SCSI has to do with hard drives not printers. It seems perhaps your photo program is attempting to send your pictures to a file instead of to a printer.
When you click FILE/PRINT there should be a printer and USB listed- not a hard drive

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Hi I have a printing problem. On the program I am running when you go to print a popup comes up that says. No scsi drivers detected.
The Printer I am using is a samsung clp315 usb printer. Is there a program or driver update to handle this problem?
Or is there a hardware piece that I need to get the program to detect the printer. the printer seems to be working fine just not with that program.

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I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit and i need a driver that will work with and Adaptec AHA-2940UW or and Adaptec AHA-2944W. Does anybody know of any out there that will work. I need it for my tape backup drive.

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I am trying to install drivers for an Adaptec AHA-2940 SCSI card.

The adaptec website there is no 64 bit version available, but i have been reading around for solutions with no success.

I need the "Adaptec AIC-7870 PCI SCSI Controller" ... but there is no 64 bit version for that. When i try to install the drivers (there is no installer program, i just need to use the update drivers feature of windows) it says that it is not a 64 bit version so i can't use it.

Is there any solution to my problem?

A:Using x64, SCSI driver only supports x86

Please state your exact Adaptec scsi card info. What is the ID number on the card? Exactly, what card do you have? What is the firmware version currently showing on card. (boot into scsi utility to get some version info) Have you ever changed/upgraded the firmware on this card? When was this card manufactured? What scsi drives are you using? Ultra320 scsi? 160 scsi?

It appears you're trying to make the AIC-7870 PCI SCSI Controller act as an "emulated" drive, for 64 bit, on the 2940. Why?

You are on Win7 now? Was your card running on Vista x64 with x64 drivers? Did you upgrade to Win7 or clean install Win7?

Are you saying x64 drivers you have don't work with Win7?

Did you try this advice & NOT find x64 driver?
"in device manager, select the SCSI adapter, click "Update driver", "Browse my computer for driver software", "let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer", uncheck "show compatible hardware", and select "Adaptec" as Manufacturer and "Adaptec AIC-7870 PCI SCSI Controller (emulated)"

With more info, I may be able to help you.

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Hi all.I have a Pavilion Dv6-1355dx laptop which has originally Windows 7 on it.I would like to downgrade to Windows XP 64 Bit and i need scsi-raid driver for hard disk.If you guys have a download link could you please send to me.Thank You

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Having gone through all the setting up processes, my system will not produce Minidump Files, an SCSI miniport is mentioned as part of the production process, yet I have searched my system and cannot find one. Assistance would be most appreciated.

A:I cannot establish if I have an SCSI driver Windows 7 SP1 32 Bit

Some vendors suppy SCSI miniport drivers for support of SCSI devices (notably hard drives), in case they are needed. SCSI hard drives were common in server and workstation computers many years ago but not so much anymore; so chances are your computer doesn't have any SCSI hardware or you would know about it.

The computer doesn't produce Minidump files unless it crashes, usually accompanied by a blue screen of death. In System Properties, Advanced tab, Startup and Recovery Settings, under System Failure there should be a check in the box next to Write an event to the system log, small memory dump should be selected, and the small dump directory should be %SystemRoot%\Minidump. Windows 7 is configured this way by default.

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my old Adaptec 2904 SCSI card is not recognized by Win7 64bits.
Adaptec has drivers for Win7 32bits only, and says "there will be no support for 64 bits drivers for this card" (AIC-7850 based).

Do you know "alternative" drivers (or other solution) that would allow to use the Adaptec 2904 in Win7 pro 64 bits?
I need SCSI for my Nikon diapo scanner and backup magneto-optical drives.

A:SCSI driver for Win7 pro 64 bits

If there are no 64bit drivers, you're out of luck.. you can try using the 32 bit driver, some 32 bit drivers might work, but if adaptec refuses to make a 64 bit driver and the 32 bit driver doesn't work, there aren't any alternatives except to buy a 64 bit capable SCSI card. The Adaptec 29160 SCSI card is compatible with 64bit windows 7 and costs about $50..

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I keep getting BSODs everytime my shutdowns after +1 hours of on-time. When I log back onto my computer I'm greeted by a BSOD report, my code being 0x9F. I decided to look into the driver/device list dump it gives me and notice a pretty weird filename for one of my drivers. Here's the dump:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="Unicode" ?>
<OSNAME>Windows 7 Ultimate Professional</OSNAME>
<OSVER>6.1.7601 1.0</OSVER>
<DESCRIPTION>Printer Port Logical Interface</DESCRIPTION>

A:Weird SCSI Miniport Driver name

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i have a m4a89td pro/usb3 motherboard.

in bios my sata ports are in ahci mode.

i have a hitachi HDS721010CLA332 1TB hard drive.

ASUS - Motherboards- ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3

thats the link to my drivers.

i had scsi working on both my dvd burner and harddrive but i accidently deleted something and reinstalled windows completely.


A:scsi driver for windows 7 64bit?

curious, you should be using ahci mode anyway, scsi is a connection type so if you aren't using scsi drives then you won't get the option for it.

you would need to reinstall the os to change from ahci to ide mode.

i'm not sure how you got the scsi option before but there must have been a mistake before.

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My virtual SCSI driver not detected because a few days ago I deleted it to get daemon tools to work but now Its causing more problems, where can I fix this problem!!

A:virtual SCSI driver not detected

You need to install the driver again.
Go to Device Manager and check for a yellow ? or !

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I am getting a driver error for my "Hitachi DVD Camera SCSI Interface"

I get the following status error:

This device cannot start. (Code 10)

Click 'Check for solutions' to send data about this device to Microsoft and to see if there is a solution available.

When I check for a solution it says that the proper driver is already installed.

I am trying to reinstall my DZ-WINPC3W from Hitachi Inpire The Next which I was using for my Hitachi Dvd cam recorder model DZ-MV200A.

I have looked for new drivers at

but they have nothing for my model.

Any help appreciated.

A:Problem with SCSI Interface driver

Hi nunwb

The Hitachi website (same link you posted) seems to list your camcorder as among the models incompatible with Windows Vista.

You could always try leaving them an email, and see if they plan on releasing any Vista-compatible drivers/software down the road.

Best of luck
. . . Gary

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My virtual SCSI driver not detected because a few days ago I deleted it to get daemon tools to work but now Its causing more problems, where can I fix this problem!!

A:virtual SCSI driver not detected

Well, a couple of things come to mind.

1. Do a System Restore back to a Restore Point before you did the deletion.

2. Do a System Repair.

If you Google:

System Restore


System Repair

You will see articles giving you instructions on performing these operations.

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Before the problem:

Adaptec 2940 Ultra/Ultra-wide SCSI controller. Two hard drives
and CD-ROM on internal 50-pin Connector (narrow; 8-bit). External LS-120 SCSI drive (8-bit device) on an external 16-bit
bus (special SCSI cable 68-pin at PC and 50-pin at device).

Then had head crash. Original boot drive is toast. Bought a new
SCSI drive, a 68pin (wide; 16-bit) one. Now the SCSI controller has three strings:

Still on 50-pin cable: one hard drive and the CD-ROM.
External LS-120 setup unchanged.
On new 68-pin cable: the new replacement hard drive, the boot drive.

Using the Adaptec SCSI utility, the SCSI BIOS was set to boot from the LUN (6) of the new drive. Also, “fast” support was enabled.

Much of this works OK. At boot time, the SCSI BIOS is installed
successfully. It finds all SCSI devices. The new drive was C: and the other older drive was D: I’ve been able to use DOS FDISK to partition and format the new drive, so that it now has a primary dos partition and two logical drives in an extended partition. From a DOS diskette did a SYS C: and thus have a very minimal system on the new C-drive which boots OK.

Here’s the problem. In the good old days when all the SCSI devices were on the same narrow bus, I had a DOS bootable diskette which loaded drivers like ASPI8DOS.SYS from Adaptec’s EZSCSI 5.0. This was followed by other drivers like MSCDEX, and by booting from that diskette I was able to access the CD-Rom.

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A:Adaptec SCSI Driver problem (?)

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I am trying to reinstall Vista and when I get to PE it says it doesn't have the SCSI driver for the DVD-R. I have Googled and found firmware but no driver for it. It is called HL-DT-ST-DVDRAM_GSA-H60N SCSI CdRom Device. I found one reference that mentioned Teac but not sure if that is the manufacturer. It is in an ACER 5640 Desktop and I have been to their download site but SCSI CD driver is not listed. Any ideas?

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When I first got my 120GB hard drive, I plug it into my laptop and everything is fine. It works like how a normally functioning hard drive would. I also plugged it into my brother's laptop (windows XP) and it also shows up. But now, when I plug it into my laptop, the screen shows up by saying

"Found New Hardware
Window needs to install driver software for your Unknown Device

-Locate and install drive software (recommended)
Windows will guide you through the process of installing driver software for your device.
-Ask me again later
Windows will ask again the next time you plug in your device or log on
-Don't show this message again for this device
Your device will not function until you install your device software"

Of course I choose the first option and it leads to the next screen that says

"Windows couldn't find driver software for your device

-Check the solution
-Browse my computer for driver software (advanced)"

And either way I go on I get stuck. If I check the solution, it doesn't give me anything.
I can't find it in My Computer nor does disk management detect it and lets it show up as one of the hard drives
I have important files in it and i want to be able to get them out.

Any help?

A:A Driver for a Hard Drive??

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I am trying to install Windows 7. But everytime I get to the screen where I have to choose the hard drive to install on, the computer tells me, "No drives were found. Click Load Driver to provide a mass storage driver for installation." I have been getting frustrated and cannot seem to be able to find the correct drivers for this.

A:Hard Drive Driver?

You may see these links :

Common Installation Problems and Their Solutions

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Hello everyone, I am presently using Win7 RC, although everything is working fine I still have this problem message appearing. The message states that my maindrive ( I use two drives) is missing the driver?

It is a Western Digital WDC160 Sata 2, otherwise the only problem I have is that it does not recognize my HP scanner drivers. And HP stopped making drivers after XP.

Thank you


A:driver for hard drive???

Try clicking on the drive and click update driver in the device manager, see if that helps other than that I can't think of anything esle at the moment.

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A couple questions I have concerning SCSI devices....
1) Scenario: You have a scsi cd-rom, 50-pin, and a scsi hdd, 68-pin. The adaptec adapter manuel says for automatic termination, you have to set the 'low/high' setting from 'on/on' to 'off/on'.

Now I've hooked up scsi devices before, but only hdds. My question: by having a 50-pin device (cd-rom) and a 68-pin device (harddrive) both on the same scsi controller card...would that slow the hdd down? To me, it seems like I'm disabling the scsi wide aspect of the card.

2) SCSI-1 is 8-bit, right?

3) SCSI-2 is 16-bit, right? also known as scsi wide, right?

4) What is Ultra wide?

5) Is SCSI-3 and SCSI 160 the same thing?


A:SCSI Hard Drives

Have very little experence with SCSI but good resources for info. Try the following link for good reading.

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In a recent attempt to upgrade my video card I have come across a strange Hard Drive issue.

My system is a Dell 2.8 GHZ (running XP) and I purchased a new 256MB AGP video card to replace the stock 128MB... as a precaution before I did this, I took out the ATA adapter card in a PCI slot that runs 2 seagate ATA drives. After my installation was complete I put the ATA card and drives back in.

Now my Device Manager sees them both, but it reads them as SCSI drives and my ATA adapter as a SCSI adaptor, and It thinks one drive is empty, and the other needs to be formated.

My remedy was to re-install the driver for the ATA card, no luck, so I checked the jumpers and bios settings, no luck... called and spent 1 hour with Seagate level 2 support, no luck (we did test both drives and seem to be fine)

My E drive has a capacity of 279 GB and there is about 80GB of data there and my G drive has about 185GB on it with a capacity of around 200GB.

Does anyone have a suggestion on where to go from here? (With out reformating my drives and losing 250GB of data)

Thanks in advance.

A:2 ATA Hard Drives seen as SCSI

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A:scsi hard disc

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HelloI have a HP Proliant ML350 that i want to upgrade from Windows server 2003 to Windows server 2008 or 2012, but the problem is that Windows 2008 or 2012 installation cd can't find the ultra320 scsi (memory unit) I tried to find the driver for the scsi but i found nothing. I tried installing LSI scsi driver from smartstart but it wouldnt accept it.Thankshp_shah

A:HP Proliant ML350 scsi driver problem

Hi: You may also want to post your question on the HP Enterprise Business Community Support Forum -- Proliant Servers section.

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Hello, I own an HP Envy desktop prebuilt system (h8-1534), and each time at startup now Event Manager displays the following message: The driver \Driver\UBHelper failed to load for the device SCSI\CdRom&Ven_hp&Prod_DVD-RAM_GH82N\4&1535927f&0&000200. According to Device Manager, the driver is for the hp DVD-RAM GH82N SCSI CdRom Device. Naturally, as the driver is failing to load, my first instinct was to find an upgrade to it. I'm unable to roll back to a previous driver, as this is the only driver that has ever been used. Unfortunately I am unable to cite the exact driver version that I have, as this system has been upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 Home and then 10 Pro, so the driver version now matches the OS version as displayed in Device Manager. I do know that the release date for my current driver should be accurate, which is listed as 6/26/2006.  I have not flashed the BIOS in this machine to upgrade firmware, so that may be needed, but I am uncertain whether or not it is related, as the only hardware change that has occurred has been an upgrade to the graphics card, as the old one failed. I have searched online for this driver (see above) and was hoping to obtain an update (should one exist) directly from the source - HP. I found several sites that advertised having a similar driver, but I tend to only trust the actual manufacturer.  Someone please help, is there an update to the driver I current have a... Read more

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I have an Adeptec/ Iwill 2930C (not the 2930CU) SCSI card which worked satisfactorily with my previous PC running on XP SP3 (used to feed an Epson GT-7000 scanner). I now wish to install in my new Windows 7 (32 bit) PC, but cannot find a driver (Windows cannot locate a driver and Adaptec have advised that it is not supported). I have seen some reports that suggest that a Vista driver might work - but don't know which one.

Any advice would be welcome. Alternatively, a recommendation for a cheap new SCSI card known to work with Windows 7.

A:Adaptec 2930C SCSI driver needed

I have a similar problem I have a Adaptec 2930-cu SCSI card installed that I want to drive a UMAX Powerlook II and a Kodak 2035 film scanner but the drivers won't install for the SCSI can anybody help. I previuosly had them working on Win 2000.

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Hi i have dell power edge 2600 server ,today my server raid showing problem at that i need dell Scsi raid controller driver.

A:Dell SCSI RAID controller driver

How old are your hard drives?

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i have an ISA sound card that has SB16 SCSI printed on it, when i try to use the sound blaster 16 driver that came with windows for workgroups 3.11, windows can't detect the card, none of the base i/o addresses work, i've tried the sound blaster 16 1.0 driver and the 1.5 driver but neither work, i need a driver that will work with this card, i have tried going to creative's website, but all i got was sb16dw3up.exe which didn't work.

A:SB16 SCSI windows for workgroups 3.11 driver

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I have a generic computer with a PCChips motherboard which includes onboard 3D Sound Pro and 3D AGP Graphics Accelerator. The O/S is Windows98. It is powered by an AMD-K6-2/350 CPU presently clocked at 366 mhz.
Recently I added an HP Scanjet 3c flatbed scanner and a SCSI card made by ADAPTEC. When the unit was installed all went well. When computer is booted up after an all-night shutdown somehow the driver for the SCSI card is lost! At the same time all sound is lost. The sound icon in tray is missing as well. None of the components share any resources. The only way to regain the sound is to go to Control Panel/System and remove the Adaptec card which has an exclamation mark notation, then go to Add New Hardware and let Windows find the card which it then installs, sometimes asking for the location of the driver, sometimes not. After a restart everything is back. It all remains nomatter how many restarts are invoked, but a full shutdown loses it all again.
Please advise how to overcome this nuisance. Thanks.

A:Loss of SCSI driver on cold bootup

In all honesty, I think the only way to get around this is to get rid of the PC Chips motherboard.

They are very quirky.

In CMOS you can try playing with some settings that may help. If you are set to Plug and Play, disable it. If you are not, Enable it. Check to see if there is a Quick Boot option - if so, turn it off.

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Every time I reboot I get the error message from my DAEMON program that I'm misssing a "virtual SCSI driver". Might it be just the DAEMON program that needs this driver?My computer is running fine and does all I need it to do for now. Do I need this driver? I mean if it ain't broke should I try to fix it? This is how I get into all the jams I post here, being computer impared but just can't seem to leave things alone. Thanks for viewing my post.

A:[SOLVED] missing virtual scsi driver

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Dell Dimension 8400 running Windows XP

I have had problems getting my computer to recognize some plug and play devices. Some of the fixes include uninstalling and reinstalling drivers.

My problem is - I mistakenly selected my hard drive ST3160023AS to uninstall the driver. I realized my mistake but can't seem to "back out" of it.

Currently when I check the status of the drive in My Computer it says:
"This device is working properly.

The drivers for this device will be uninstalled when the machine is restarted. Any changes you make to this device will not be preserved.

You need to restart your computer before the changes you made to this device will take affect."

So, I haven't shut down or restarted my computer as I do not wish to uninstall the drivers but don't know what to do to make it right.

Will a system restore work to revert to yesterday before I did this?

A:Solved: Hard Drive driver

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Hi .... I have a windows vista computer system. When I turn on the computer and log in, it automatically reboots again. The only way I can use my email is to be in 'safe mode with networking'. I'm trying to use an external hard drive to backup pictures and other data. The driver disk I have is not compatable with vista and I tried the windows hotfix but it won't work either.. perhaps because I'm in 'safe mode'. I've been told that I will have to re-install windows vista and will lose all my data so I need to get my current pics and data off my hard drive....HELP!!!

A:driver for external hard drive

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Is there somewhere I can look to find out the number of ports on my hard drive. I need to install a new driver and it has two downloads.One is a
PCI to 2 PORT SATA 150 and the other is
PCI to 4 PORT SATA 150

I have an ACER laptop 5100.


A:Driver and Hard Drive Question

Just from what you're said, that model doesn't have multiple hard drive ports. It's a single drive laptop. I'm not sure what you mean by "number of ports" on my hard drive...

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Using WinXP,
my new SATA 500 Gigabyte hard drive works fine.
(after VIA VT6421 driver was installed)
(using a PCI Plug-In card for this SATA drive)


Using DOS, my SATA hard drive is invisible.
(no such drive letters)


How to fix this situation?
(So DOS "sees" the SATA hard disk)
What DOS driver would fix this?
What web page?
What other workarounds?
For this DOS driver for SATA,
What switches in CONFIG.SYS ?
What switches in AUTOEXEC.BAT ?



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I just picked up this old server for nothing it's an IBM x240 2X9gig and 2x76gig Scsi and i wanted to try and get it going, not as easy as it sounds.

I got the drivers and the serverRaid disk from IBM and loaded the drivers onto a floppy, placed the 2k3 server disk in hit f6 and loaded the scsi drivers all was good.

Then an error saying i have no hard disk installed came up cancel the installation hit f3.

What have i done wrong?

This is what comes up during the post.

At startup Current memory configuration is not optimized
Adaptec aic-7897 scsi bios v2.20

Press Ctrl-a for scsi select utility
ch A Scsi ID: 5 IBM Ultrium-TD1 Ultra2-se

SCSI bios not installed

IBM serverRaid Bios
Bios Version 7.10.18

1 ServerRaid-4H Slot 4, drive configuration takes up to 5 minutes

Press Ctrl-I to enter mini configuration program

2 beeps

And then it ask me to insert a disk and hit f1

Any help appreciated

A:Loading Scsi Hard drives

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I've been trying to setup a Dell poweredge server I have just got, and am having huge problems getting it to recognize any of the 4 SCSI hard drives I have in it. I've trailed through the BIOS and so far have found, when SCSI devices it can find the drive in port 0, if I go into the RAID array to put this hard drive into the raid setup, there are no drives. If I boot all the way through to the install for the Linux distribution I'm going to install, no drives are found to install on. I've tried running the open manager server assistant CD to no use. I've tried installing a bootable floppy with SCSI drivers on it only to be told it's not a bootable disk.

I'm at a loss and nearly at the point of accepting defeat and buying new hard drives. Surely there is something really basic or obvious I am missing?

Help or suggetsions or rational thinking would be a blessing. Thank you.

A:SCSI hard drives not detected

Can we get a little more information about the model of dell server, and the size and type of scsi harddrives? I tend to not think it is the drives, I work with dell servers all day at my job, and usually it is either software crap, or a different piece of hardware has failed. what RAID controller are you using?

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Hi there,

I have got two SCSI hard disk arrays running in my server, one is a 3-disks array on RAID-5 and the other one is a 1-disk unRAIDed.

Both arrays are presently holding data.

I want to install another 2 SCSI disks on the second array so that I can RAID these 2 together with the existing 1 on a RAID 5.

Can someone please kindly give me a walkthrough how to do it, because apart from changing hard disks on a PC, I have never done anything with SCSI hard disks before.

Is there any issue with data migration?
Do I have to temporarily transfer the data in the disk to another storage, install the 2 new disks, RAID the three together, then transfer back the data?
Or can I just simply plug in the two new disks, and RAID the three together, without having to worry about the data contained?

Ascan be seen I am in very very desperate need for help here.
So from the time the new disks arrive, what do I have to do?

Thanks so much. Any input is very much welcome and appreciated.

A:How to add SCSI hard disk to RAID

I am not sure I completely understand what you want to do. I think you want to install two new drives onto a scsi card and then create a raid array on those two disks.

As long as the scsi controller you are connecting these to supports raid, it should be no problem. Shut down and connect your drive to the controller. The one disk connected now will have the terminator jumper / plug installed on it. This needs to go on the last device in the chain. Now restart and enter the bios for the controller you are setting up the raid array on. There are different key combos for different card mgf's so you need to know which key to hit. When in the raid bios, select the two disks you want to create the array and start the creation process.

I am assuming that the os is already installed on another device and that drivers for the raid card are already installed. Go to disk management and you will need to partition and format your array. You MAY need to restart after you partition the array. Format with ntfs and you are good to go.

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On all internet vendors, I find sections of these 10k,15k RPM drives, called SCSI, and I have absolutely no idea why they are different to SATA/PATA. If they are just super fast hard drives, I'd buy 4 and link them in a RAID array, but I still don't understand the different names. It's a problem that has been needlessly bothering me for ages!

A:SCSI Hard Drives, What on Earth...?

scsi is a interface that looks more like pata than sata, but you will need a scsi adapter card or a scsi header on your motherboard, and even if you want to spend the huge amount of cash for a 15k hard drive you will not be able to utilize all of it because the your optical drive wont be able to keep up with the hard drive, i would stick with pata and sata both for cost and it (seems) that is what you know about, scsi is a whole different world than ide and sata

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Hell friends. I have Dell Inspiron 5010 laptop.
As the title says i have a problem with
A80ZGTV7 IDE Controller (SCSI CdRom Device) .
Have tryed every possible way. try to search the driver manually but no success.
tried to search on Dell's website but couldn't find any driver with this name.
Can anyone please help me for finding this driver!

A:A80ZGTV7 IDE Controller (SCSI CdRom) driver problem

Hi aakshat,This appears to be the cd side of your DVDRW, you may need to update the firmware for the dvd writer, Only do this if you Know what you are doing !! You may have to remove the dvd writer in order to see who the manf is on the label then download the correct update/firmware for the said drive , Look here for all the availabe firmwares Drivers and Downloads | Dell [United States] hope this helps

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I just noticed in device manager that my driver for the SCSI/RAID Host Controller wasn't present. Not sure what it means since I am not using and RAID or SCSI hardware. I tried installing VIA drivers for my mother board which is an ABIT KD7; chekc out my signature for the rest of my specs. That didn't fixc the driver problem. I triedin installing ADAPTEC drivers from their website and no luck that exclamation mark saying there are no drivers present is driving me insane. It was there before and I am not sure why it is still there. All I did was move my net work and sound card to the lowest PCI slot in my tower so my video card gets more air from my fron intake fan at the front of my case. I hope someone knows how I can solve this problem.


A:SCSI/RAID Host Controller Driver Problem???

Taken from ABIT KD7

RAID 0/1/0+1 (KD7-RAID)
Supports the most advanced ATA133 HDDs with RAID 0/1/0+1 onboard HPT372 RAID controller enables enhanced functionality and HDDs performance without the cost of additional add-on cards.Click to expand...

If you do not use it, it is not necessary to install drivers for it ( you might even be able to deactivate it from the BIOS ).

If you do not feel comfortable with the exclamation point in the Device Manager, install these -> Highpoint HPT372 Drivers v2.34 for 98/ME/NT/2K/XP

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i am looking for a 64 bit driver for my Initio INI910u SCSI card. Can someone give me a favor pointed me a link i can down this driver or identical driver for this SCSI Card. I have driver only support 32bit windows. Thanks in advance

A:Initio INI910u SCSI card windows 64 bit driver

Your system specs show Win 10 64 bit. We have a separate forum for Windows 10. Windows 10 Forums

However, in most cases 32 bit drivers work in 64 bit OS systems without problems. Many of the device drivers I have are 32 bit and working without problems.

I suspect, if this is the Win 10 system you are referring to, that the driver is not Win 10 compatible. If this is the case, try installing the drive in a compatibility mode for the Operating System it was designed for. I had to do that with one device driver in Win 10.

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Vista 64 wont install the driver for my new sata hard drive. "Driver found but access denied". Anyone run into this? Can you tell me how to fix. Should be plug and play.

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I was hoping that someone might have a fix for a USB driver problem that I'm having with a hard drive enclosure. It's a USB 2.0 enclosure.

I'm using Windows Vista on a new Gateway computer & so far have been unable to get 2 different hard drive enclosures to work properly. The first was a CompUSA brand & the second from Rocketfish. The drive enclosure is recognized but when asked to load the drivers I get the error that drivers are unable to be located, and this happened with both enclosures. I had a CD with drivers for the Rocketfish enclosure and pointed it there but still got the same error. Then I pointed to the System directory & it seems that it finds the driver, but then still fails when attempting to load--something about an error when loading--so the enclosure still shows not working properly in the Device Manager & I can't see the drive.

What's somewhat odd is that the first time that I plugged in the CompUSA enclosure it was recognized & did actually work, that is for a short time. In the middle of transferring some files from the external drive (using the enclosure) my PC crashed & I got the blue screen. Upon rebooting it didn't work again, but as it did work the first time it obviously can so I'm fairly certain this is a unique Vista problem as I didn't have this with XP.

If anyone has a fix or any suggestions I would really appreciate it. Thanks.

A:USB Driver for Hard Drive Enclosure Won't Load

You probably already figured this out, but I was having the same issue with a Rocketfish hard drive enclosure not being recognized and Windows Vista not being able to find a driver for it. BTW, Microsoft is of no help and they want to charge you $49 for a technical support call even just to ask for a driver! I went to Geek Squad and all they did was disable the Gateway Big Fix program and the drive was recognized immediately! Vista may continue to search for a driver that matches the hard drive in the enclosure, but as long as you can see the new drive in My Computer, you are set.

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I have a 128 GB external hard drive with 2 32GB partitions, 2 16GB partitions, & 2 8GB partitions (partitions made using MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition) that I use each partition as a back-up for each separate uses (like the one 32GB partition for pictures) since I was told by multiple people that Flash Drives are not good for backup because they can fail or die at any time...

the issue I have with this drive is that EVERY TIME I plug the external drive in, it installs the driver like if it was the first time I inserted the drive!!! if I unplug the external drive at ANY point or even just restart my computer, Windows installs a driver for the drive like if it was the first time it saw this drive!!!

I don't know where the driver is going and why it NEEDS to install the driver EVERY TIME I plug the drive in!!! can someone help me figure it out???

A:external hard drive driver problem

FIRST ... i dont understand why you have all of those partitions you are not booting multiply O.S...... with that said .... go into your disk management and make sure your partitions have drive letters assigned. if all looks good..... i would back up the drive back on to the computer and remove all of those partitions. IF that doesnt work there could be a hardware issue ... change the usb cable, or it could be something going on with the controller with in the external drive

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I have an old (1999!) Compac Presario and I've upgraded Windows ME to Windows XP Professional. Yesterday, I bought a Seagate 80Gb external hard drive (model # ST380203U2-RK). When I hook it up to a usb 2.0 port, my computer recognizes that new hardware has been added, but (after a long search) I get a message that the driver could not be found! I tried to download the driver from Seagate and Microsoft's websites, but I'm told that ME and XP already include the drivers for external hard drives. I've searched Google extensively and can't find the correct driver anywhere.

What do I do now?

A:Missing driver for external hard drive

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i have a emachine with vista..
I just recently bought a new westren digital 320 internal hard dive.

when i tried to install the driver this message came up...
Error opening

and when i put it in my computer it didnt reconize it.....
is there something wrone with cables or just the driver or would i have to go into the BIOS??

A:Hard Drive Driver Error message

I've got the same problem as the above user. Except mine is a WD 500 internal hard drive. Can't seem to find any Vista compatible downloads from Western Digital. I've also got a Blackbird, and its got trays for the hard drives, so no wires, so it could be that it isn't connected properly. That's my problem, any answers? Thanks!!

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I am working on a project. The computer I'm using has two hard drives that I can access, but im booting from the system's main which is drive C:\

The other drive is J:\, and it comes from a fried computer.

Miraculously all the data from this hard drive is still intact, and I want to put it to work. I would like to use it as a backup drive, in case drive C:\ fails I can boot to drive J:\ and repair it from there without losing any data.

So here's the problem:

I can access drive J:\ perfectly fine, but It still has the old motherboard drivers from the fried computer. It also has Windows XP, as well as all the other system drivers. What I'd like to do is uninstall the old motherboard drivers and install the new ones. This way I can boot from Drive J:\.

The problem is I cannot find where I would go to uninstall the old drivers. I have the new drivers, and I'd like to know how I would proceed installing the new drivers.

Thanks for all your help guys

My motherboard is a MicroStar MS7145
My old motherboard is a Intel 845GV

Thank you

A:Hard drive and motherboard driver problems

'The other drive is J:\, and it comes from a fried computer.'

That copy of Windows software is NOT licensed for use in your existing computer thus NO HELP!


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I can't find one on the Samsung site. If you know where I can get one, I'd appreciate the info.

A:I need a driver for a Samsung 1203N hard drive

HardDrives and CD Drives and many others standard drives and things like Mouse and Keyboard etc don't have 3rd party drivers - Ever (except some have little programs and possibly an Inf file to name it in Device Manager)
Oh, obviously many USB flash drives come with drivers (for win98 and around that area )

Are you talking about the HardDrive Controller that's on your Motherboard?
And is found at your Computer manufacturer or Motherboard support site

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my pc is running windows 7 but all usb drives i connect does not work. attached is a screen shot of the error message i get. can someone pls help me out

A:USB driver for external hard drive cant install

what's the make/model of the laptop, and of the external HD?

Are you listed as admin?

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How can I test disks that are 68 PIN SCSI?
I have a SCSI controller but it takes a different connector.
Can anyone shed some light?

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I have a Dell Precision 530 and I would like to replace the two SCSI hard drives (Win XP OS) with two IDE hard drives instead with Win XP as the OS. Can anyone tell me how to go about doing this? Should I just do a clean install of Windows XP on the IDE drives? I know that the SCSI controllers are difficult to deal with.Are there any specific settings I need to enable/disable in the bios/setup before attempting to do this? I intend to completely remove the drives and the SCSI connector cable from the machine if I can get the IDE drives to work.

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Welcome to my nightmare. I am trying to boot my HP xw6000 from a Windows XP professional SP2 CD and get the message "SETUP DID NOT FIND ANY HARD DRIVES INSTALLED ON YOUR COMPUTER."

I have a Seagate ST336607LW 36GB SCSI hard drive connected to the HP motherboard #339100-xxx. I thought these drivers ( would work but then got the message "the file txtsetup.oem could not be found"

Until that message, this tutorial was right on track

Do I need a special driver because the OS is "OEM?"

I even made the 6 floppy discs and that did not work either trying to boot with the CD. I am able to get in the BIOS and change the boot order, but it doesn't help.

Let me explain the origin of this headache.... after finding serious malware I updated AdAware and ran bootcleaner and my computer never rebooted again. Since I did not have the original XP pro SP2 CD, I bought another one in the hope that I could at least boot the computer to access my data and software. Any help is appreciated.

A:[SOLVED] Boot from Windows XP pro SP2 CD need to install 3rd party SCSI driver

and welcome to the Forum

Installing XP on a SATA drive requires an additional step:

However, Most newer BIOS allow an Alternate method for SATA . . Go into the bios and check the "Sata Operation" setting,

change it to "Raid Autodetect/ATA if it is not already. Now try to install XP ( could be IDE Mode, Compatibility Mode or Legacy Mode - different BIOS use different terms )

some will say IDE instead of ATA)

If there are no such settings you'll need to slipstream the sata drivers on the XP CD, follow the instructions in this guide :


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I've got a Ultra USB Hard Drive Enclosure which worked just fine (and still does) on my XP computer. It is not recognized by Vista x64 on my new computer. Ultra insists it works in x64 and that I should call Microsoft. Before I try contacting MS I figured I'd try here first.

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A:Ultra USB Hard Drive Enclosure driver fail

Ultra pointed me to Microsoft. Microsoft pointed me back to Ultra. Ultra them pointed me to the chipset manufacturer who doesn't supply end-user support. In the end I tried a Firewire cable and the drive now works fine. Whatever.

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Im installing a clean installation of vista on my Dell inspiron 530s because the HDD crashed. During the installation it asked me to " to install the device driver needed to access your hard drive, insert installation media containing the driver files and click OK". Does anyone know where I can get these drivers from?

thank you

A:device driver needed to access your hard drive

There are some on Dell's page here:

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