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SparQ and Windows NT

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installed a SyQuest SparQ 1.0 on a Dell GX1 (450MHz)NT workstation, as a result after rebooting, lost the keyboard and mouse. Couldn't get back in at the ctrl-alt-del GINA. Workstation includes MS Service pack 4 for Windows NT and Client 32 version 4.50.  Any ideas on how to make them both work and if not then,how to get back into Windows NT without a reinstall.
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by:aioudine
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Don't know about SyQuest, but
To troubleshoot bootup problems, you can edit the Boot.Ini file and add the /SOS switch to the end of the Windows NT entries in the [Operating Systems] section of the Boot.Ini file to  display driver names while they are being loaded. The VGA startup option has /SOS added  by default.

Use the Last Known Good option on bootup to restore the system to a bootable state if  problems arise from switching/adding drivers or changing registry settings.
(Press space wille booting blue screen)
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Hopefully you didn't just purchase this SPARQ drive...  You know that SyQuest has terminated operations so there is no further support for these drive.  I'd also suspect that the supply of SPARQ cartridges will be gone shortly.
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chrome7,

See my answer to question Q1010482 in this same forum. The SparQ
should be treated like another IDE drive by the operating system.
This means it will use IRQ 14 (Primary controller) or IRQ 15 (Secondary controller).

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