Cannot see/access SCSI HD
Posted on 1998-12-27
Have P200-MMX, ASUS TXP4, OS is WIN98.
I use an Adaptec AHA-2940 (no UW !)
I have a scanner connected to the 2940 (external plug).
Now I wanted to use a Conner 1GB HD and connected it to the 2940, too.
Settings are as follows:
Adapter ID: 7
SCSI parity checking: enabled
Adapter SCSI termination: enabled
Initiate Sync Negotiation: yes
Max. Sync Transfer Rate: 10.0
Enable Disconnection: yes
Send Start Unit Command: yes
Advanced Config Options:
Reset SCSI BUS IC Initialization: enabled
Host adapter BIOS: disabled (already tried ENABLED, too !)
Support Removable Disks: Boot Only
Extended BIOS translation for drives > 1GB: enabled
BIOS Support for more than 2 drives: enabled
The problem is the following:
I removed the terminators on the HD coz it won't be recognized by the adapter at all.
Now I can see the HD in the SCSI utility, performed a Low-Level-Format, too.
When I get into WIN98, I can see the HD in DevMan, but not in Explorer.
Ok, ok...just use FDISK ?
Everytime I start FDISK, it hangs ! I have to kill the task (after waiting about 2min. for the TaskMan being displayed)
So, how can I tell this f... HD to be FAT32-formatted ?
Doesn't matter if I start FDSIK under DOS or WIN98...it hangs !
I also tried to unplug the scanner...same thing.
The HD is absolutely ok...just took it from another machine a day before.
Any help would be greatly appreciated