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SCSI CD-RW Problem in WinXP......

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Hi guys,

I currently have a weird problem that I've never come across before, and wonder if anyone else has.

I have the following setup:

Adaptec PCI AVA-2904CD SCSI Controller
Yamaha CRW2100S Internal CD-RW
Teac R-58S Internal CD-R

The problem is that both CD drives are listed in the device manager, but none are visible in My Computer (or the Disk Management section of the Computer Management)

There are no conflicts in DM at all, and the drives and card both worked fine in Win 98SE and WinME.

If I remove the SCSI card from device manager and do a scan for updated hardware, Windows finds a SCSI Controller. The weird thing is that while the Found New Hardware dialog is open, the drive appears in My Computer and can be accessed as normal. As soon as the dialog is closed - either by installing the adaptec driver or by leaving the device as a SCSI Controller - the drive disappears again.

I have tried the drives separately, with termination set correctly etc.

This is really puzzling me, any ideas would be much appreciated ;o)

Cheers,

Carl
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Have you checked the Adaptec site for the latest XP drivers?
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Yup, as long as the most current one is 1.00b for Windows 2000 (as all references to Win XP seemed to disappear after getting to the driver page...).

And I have 4.71.2 of the ASPI stuff as well....

;-s

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My comment was answered (and possibly negated if the questioner was being truthful).  Give it to oldgreyguy or split it.
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no need for the points on my end... who knows if he read the posted link.. or if it helped
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It never really got answered, but I don't mind splitting it between the two for trying to help ;o)

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