Tyan Dual Pro and NT setup problem

Posted on 1997-02-17
Last Modified: 2013-12-14
I am trying to set NT up on a TYAN Dual Pro board with 64 MB ram.  The board has both processors on (P-Pro 200(s)). When NT boots, I get the following message:
Event ID:

Source: Service Control Manager
The Messenger service terminated with service-specific error 2105.

If I boot NT with a 3Com NIC, I get the previous error and the following additional errors:

Event ID: 7000
Source Service Control Manager

The 3Com 3C59x Bus Master Adapter Driver service failed to start due to the following error:
A device attached to the system is not functioning.

Event ID: 5004
Source: E159x
El59x1 : Could not connect to the interrupt number supplied.  

0000: 00 00 04 00 02 00 58 00   ......X.
0008: 00 00 00 00 8c 13 00 c0   ....?..À
0010: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00   ........
0018: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00   ........
0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00   ........
0028: 28 00 00 00               (...    

Event ID: 4
Source E159x (Information)
The adapter in Slot #10 has been set for "Normal" Optimization.
0000: ff ff 00 00 02 00 50 00   ÿÿ....P.
0008: 00 00 00 00 04 00 06 60   .......`
0010: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00   ........
0018: ff ff ff ff 00 00 00 00   ÿÿÿÿ....
0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00   ........

Event ID: 258
Source: E159x (Warning)
BusMaster support has been turned "ON" for Slot 10.

0000: ff ff 00 00 02 00 50 00   ÿÿ....P.
0008: 00 00 00 00 02 01 06 a0   .......
0010: 00 00 00 00 85 01 00 c0   ....?..À
0018: ff ff ff ff 00 00 00 00   ÿÿÿÿ....
0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00   ........

I have this computer set up as a dual boot. Everything works fine on the Win95 Partition.
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have you downloaded from Tyan the bus master drivers for nt4?

I have no problems with Tyan with a single cpu.

I will drop a second cpu into my tyan pro board, and attempt to replicate this over lunch. (I will download the tyan drivers for bus mastering first, to make sure I have the latest drivers).

Report back my results after lunch.

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Ok, so it's closer to midnight instead of dinnertime.

I pulled the drives with good (live!) data, added the second pro chip and new drives, and went through a NT setup with two cpus in the Tyan board.
Bad news. It worked perfectly. Worse news. I don't want to take  out the second Pentium Pro chip (based on tired eyeballs and the performance monitor) Got to get personal I-net mail in after a few winks. I did carefully note what I did to make NT4 happy in the process. Biggest challange was putting back office 97, IE 3.01, etc. video drivers, etc. ad nasium. Almost back with the orgional data and drives safe on a shelf.
My tired brain says I should ask you more about the path that got you where you are.... As I said, a long process, but went perfectly.

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Here is what I did to make it happen: I am using the S1662D board (Tyan).
I set J49 to jumpers 1-2
I set J50 to jumpers 2-3
Pulled the old drive out, (not wanting to take a chance of destroying data on my production machine)
Installed 95 in a small FAT partation, to make sure life was good.
Had problems (due to bus mastering software from Tyan in 95, because I was testing win95b (current drivers not compatible or readme needs updating). This left me with running MSCDEX.exe
at a DOS prompt. to get to the CD. Logged to the CD. Ran winnt.exe from the DOS prompt. Built the diskettes. The system said using the DOS portion of setup: 1 system processor, multikernel xxxx (something or other)
(OH yes, the boot did report 2 processors detected, and the cache reported twice (once for each processor))

Had already installed from the win95 side (to help resolve conflicts) 4 com port - 2 of them modems, with  SCSI-3 card and Matrox card and Kingston all on IRQ 9 (different memory addresses of course).

Getting everyone happy in '95 was a bitch because of the com's /modems. The nic would blow out, then the scsi, etc. Fixed that by deleting in Device Manager, and re-starting first, the com's and modems we're happy, then a final auto-PnP for the PCI products. (had to lock out IRQ's in BIOS from ISA/PNP) for all coms and modem irq's first).

So after 95 was happy with the settings, my NT install was long, but worked with the only intervention by me of 1)detecting the NIC card during setup, and running PNPISA from the drivlib to get the SB-32PnP card happy. Of course the usual binding of protocols and RAS to the modems and Nic.,

Don't know what would have happened if I had tried to convert my existing hd. Too much data for a prompt tape backup restore, and too many cd's to burn for a 'fast' restore. At the current price of Hd's I would suggest you start with a fresh drive,
make your current drive either/both secondary and/or slave to pull your stuff over after a sucessful install


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