first the hardware list
-Amptron M810 Motherboard
-AMD Duron 800 Processor
-Compaq "Wide-Ultra SCSI-3 Controller" (single channel SCSI controller from a "ProLiant" enterprise server) Compaq Part Number: 272514-001
-Compaq (Fujitsu made for Compaq) 9GB 10,000RPM Wide-Ultra SCSI-3 Hard drive. Fujitsu Model Number: MAG3091MP Compaq Part Number: 158733-001
-Other IDE hard drives, CD drives, and Zip drive
Now the problem...
I'm trying to install Windows XP Professional onto the 9GB hard drive. I am successfull in installing the operating system (or so it says), untill it is time to reboot. The bios refuses to boot from the hard drive, it simply falls past it in the boot sequence. I have set the BIOS to boot from SCSI, and even tried removing the other hard drives and CD drives thinking they might be part of the problem. I have tried other SCSI controllers with hard drives attached, and they work flawlessly. BUT, unfortunatly I do not have another SCSI-3 hard drive or controller, they're all SCSI-2 or ultra-160. I also have a Promise ultra100 controller, which works fine to boot from as well, yet this controller and drive combination does not work.
I don't know much of anything about SCSI, each of the drives and controllers I have tried in this machine, were taken from other working systems. I've never had a problem formatting and reinstalling an operating system on any of the other sets. I purchased this card new, and the hard drive used, so I'm not absolutely sure I have it set up correctly to boot.
I have tried the Compaq and Fujitsu sites, for help.
On the Fujitsu site
I found a chart of jumper settings, and set the drive accordingly. The only jumper in place on the hard drive is "Force Single Ended: LVD Mode". I am able to access the hard drive from Windows ME when it's booted from an IDE hard drive, but still no boot from the SCSI. Haven't tried making the hard drive a system drive since ME doesn't support that feature like 98 did.
On the Compaq site, all I found was a specific set of "system drivers" for each model of compaq server. I didn't find this to be much help, since I do not and probably never will own a compaq enterprise server. I haven't tried flashing the bios for the card, since it's brand new, I'd like to use that as a last resort.
Like I said before, I'm a "SCSI Moron" so I'm open to any possibilities.