Posted on 2000-05-10
Any help in resolving the following would be appreciated.
I have been running an Epson GT-5000 flatdeck scanner through an Adaptec
SCSI interface card without problems.
Have now acquired a ScanWit 2720S film and slide scanner which came with a
SCSI interface card. The instructions recommended that the ScanWit was used
with its own SCSI card. This I fitted in a spare PCI slot.
After everything was connected I tried to start up the PC but it latched up
about half way through the run up sequence and I had to AltCtrl Del which
then did a start through Safe Mode.
Removed the ScanWit and its SCSI and, this allowed normal run up and the
Epsom worked OK.
Removed the Adaptec SCSI card and refitted the ScanWit system, installed
software and it the ScanWit system now works OK. (Quiet impressed with the
one or two trial scans done.)
Refitted the Adaptec SCSI card and Epson. Windows opens up ok and ScanWit
operates Ok. When I try to run Epsom scanner message is 'Scanner not ready,
check switched on'.
Have tried following:
Reinstalled Adaptec software.
Looked at device manager but can't find Adaptec or Epsom.
Think this is pointing to the need
to change the IRQ jumper block on my Adaptec 1510A SCSI as the setting
conflicts with an allocated IRQ. Then running the manual "add new hardware"
option (which you said not to use!).
My new SCSI card (ACARD AEC 6710D) is in a PCI slot and the Adaptec in an