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I cannot get W 98 to recognize my external CD-R drive..  The SCSI card is recognized in "devices by type" yet the drive does not appear.  At boot-up the SCSI card BIOS does show the drive by name and ID. System: PIII 600EB, Plextor 8/20 CD-R Drive, Adaptec 19160 SCSI Card.
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by:Dreamer1
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Have you checked that the driver is right or is there a more current driver for your cd-rom? What does it show in device manager?
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This is the most current driver for your SCSI card
ftp://ftp.adaptec.digisle.net/scsi/windows/u160_drvr_v111_disk1.exe
Try this and see if it helps.
Tonny
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W95 & W98 act flaky with SCSI cards. The adaptec drivers it loads when the OS installs "seems" like the right one. Sometimes it will display a remark indicating a problem in device manager, but mostly it DOES NOT. So most people do not think it is a problem.

Always use the newest adaptec drivers and NOT the driver that Windows95/98 provides. After all.... your Ultra 160 was manufactured in Late 99' (Well after the production of 95 & 98. (98SE Maybe but would not trust it) How could they have the "right" drivers on the CD-Rom? <hee hee>
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One other thing to double-check is the internal and external termination; a SCSI chain also requires that it has a unique number assigned to it, usually between 1 and 7.
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Most logical is an IRQ conflict of some sort.  Check your device manager.
 
Also i remember that SOME adapetec cards need to be loaded in the config.sys file for windows to install it properly. Example:

DEVICE=C:\SCSI\ASPI7DOS.SYS

Check the README files that come with the driver.

Does that card have a ctrl a menu?  check to see what irq it thinks is free.  Most adaptecs want irq 10 or 11 which conflicts with many video cards and PCI modems these days.  BOOT into CMOS and look for an advanced settin that states:
ASSIGN IRQ to VGA: set to disable.
It may free up the irq the card is looking for. Esp if u have other PCI devices installed like net cards or pci modems all of which may try to use irq's 10 and 11, also try this:
if u are not using com2 goto CMOS and disable com 2.

Things may need to be moved around a bit.

hope this helps.
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Is this Win98 2nd Ed.? If it is, investigate disabling IRQ steering, especially if the mb and other hw is a little older than the OS.

GL!
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by:dudleydocker
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It was the drivers.  Thanks for the link.
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you're welcome
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