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I have an adaptec 2940UW, and when I boot up, when the SCSI devices are shown, it says Int13 device not found, BIOS not installed.  I looked a the SCSI utilities, but nothing, help.
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by:swwelsh
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The message means that the card can't find a bootable device, so it is not going to load the scsi bios (which handles booting the computer). If you are trying to boot from  a scsi hard disk, you need to look at the id setting for the drive (should be 0 or 1), the termination on either end of the scsi bus, or the cabling. If you only have non-boot devices, and they are all being seen correctly, then the card is acting normally and I wouldn't worry about it. You could probably disable the bios (in Cntl-A setup for the card) to avoid the message. If this doesn't help, give more details about the scsi devices on the system
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by:RoadWarrior
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Might be an argument with emm386 since I think that grabs control of int 13, so anything trying to hook it would cause problems, try loading any scsi drivers before emm386.
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jhance, doesn't that article pretty much repeat my comment?
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by:jhance
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I dunno, maybe but it's authoritative and your answer is not.  

I'd be much more inclined to accept what Adaptec says rather than someone's unsupported comment.  Not only that but there is a difference in opinion between you and RoadWarrior.  
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No question that Adaptec's info is more authoritative, and RoadWarrior may well be right, but absent any input from quanman, I don't think the article added enough to make it a definite answer. No big deal, we'll let quanman make the call - maybe we're all off base.
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Great answer, quick too, thanks!
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by:RoadWarrior
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Heh, I was thinking of Interupt 13h, not the INIT 13 signal, my suggestion would apply later in the boot process if the machine booted from IDE and loaded a SCSI driver or bios in config.sys
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