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Old 07-08-2005
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I have a Adaptec AHA-2940U/2940UW/2940D PCI SCSI Controller. Whenever I boot up my pc it says SCSI Boot Device SCSI Not Found. What do I need to do to fix the problem?
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idea need some addional info

Is this a new installation or have you had the scsi card installed for awhile and it just stopped working? Has it ever worked? Did you install it using add new hardware in Control Panel or did you just plug it into a pci slot and turn the pc on? SCSI cards require a driver either from the manufacturer or using a driver included with the os. What os are you using and what driver?
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Default Re: SCSI BIOS not found

It should be a Plug and Play card, as i am using an AHA-2940AU and it is... so no driver required at boot time.

Pressing Ctrl A (in US keyboard) when the line with the name of the card appears on screen should grant you access the SCSISelect™ Utility.
Then choose "Configure/View Host Adapter Settings".
There, check that "Host Adapter SCSI Termination" is set on "Automatic" and that every SCSI Id is on "yes" for the line "SCSI device config include un BIOS Scan".

That should solve the problem, unless it is a problem with the SCSI ribbon cable, or the power connectors, or even (worst case) the drive(s) themselves.

(If that solves your problem, then be sure to get the latest drivers for your OS and, if applicable, BIOS update from [url=http://adaptec.com/worldwide/support/suppbyproduct.jsp?sess=no&language=English+US&cat= %2FTechnology%2FSCSI+Host+Adapters&fromPage=driver index]here[/url]. )
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idea Re: SCSI BIOS not found

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~... so no driver required at boot time.

If no driver is required then why does my "Adaptec AHA-2940U/AHA-2940UW PCI SCSI Controller" list these drivers in Windows 98SE, Device Manager, Driver Tab, Driver File Details box? Yes, it's pnp in Windows, however it does require a driver (which is provided by the os as stated in my original response to the member). No scsi card will work without a driver.

C:Windows\System\iosubsys\aic7878xx.mpd (miniport driver provided by Microsoft)
C:\Windows\System\VMM32\ios.vxd (also provided by Microsoft)


While the member failed to state what os he/she was using, I responded assuming it was one of the more popular Windows os and requested additional information from the member to help isolate what the problem was.
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Question Re: SCSI BIOS not found

Adaptec "AHA" cards are bootable and will load a BIOS before Windows loads so a bootable OS installed on a SCSI hard drive can boot the system.

"SCSI BIOS not found" ?
"SCSI Boot Device SCSI Not Found" ?

We need to know the exact massage before anyone can help.
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Is this a new installation or have you had the scsi card installed for awhile and it just stopped working? Has it ever worked? Did you install it using add new hardware in Control Panel or did you just plug it into a pci slot and turn the pc on? SCSI cards require a driver either from the manufacturer or using a driver included with the os. What os are you using and what driver?

The scsi drive I am using is a Fujitsu Limited Ultra 160 SCSI/68-pin/LVD.
Not for sure what u mean by os.
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The scsi drive I am using is a Fujitsu Limited Ultra 160 SCSI/68-pin/LVD.
Not for sure what u mean by os.

If you mean Operating System I am using Microsoft XP Professional
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