Problems with SCSI
derek at computinginnovations.com
Sun Mar 5 03:23:09 PST 2006
That jumper they reference in the manual isn't clear to my reading what
state it needs to be in. You may need to try both settings and see if it
makes a difference.
As for the additional messages that is to be sure you see output from the
hardware tests which should list the SCSI controller and any devices
connected to the controller, along with your other devices. These messages
allow you to check the actual hardware setup, verify your BIOS settings.
If changing the jumper, or pulling out any PCI cards in the slots mentioned
in the manual with that jumper, you have me stumped.
I'd suggest it may be time to contact the manufacturer or vendor and ask
them if there is some secret to getting the SCSI working, or if they have a
diagnostic utility to test the SCSI. You may just have a bad board.
At 10:07 PM 3/4/2006, David LeCount wrote:
> > This comes with OPTIONAL SCSI interface, u sure you
> > board with the SCSI option ?
>Well it has two SCSI ports on the motherboard, has an
>option to enable/disable it in the CMOS, and was
>advertised as having a SCSI Ultra 360 controller. If
>it doesn't, I want my money back.
> > How do you have the CD drive cabled? That
> > motherboard has 68-pin SCSI
> > connectors, and SCSI CD's mostly have 50-pin
> > connectors, there are a few
> > with 68-pin connectors, but it isn't common.
>It's not a CD drive, it's a hard drive. It is indeed a
>68-pin. It's as simple as plugging it in.
> > Do you have the CD terminated, and the SCSI on the
> > motherboard's
> > termination set correctly?
>There is a terminator at the end of the cable. If
>you're asking about something else, then I don't
>understand what you mean.
> > You need to check a jumper on your motherboard, the
> > jumper is:
> > J92
> > This jumper effects the onboard SCSI.
> > This is in the manual on page 13
>It is open, which is the default.
> > Enable the boot-time diagnostic screen, enable the
> > summary screen as well,
> > and check the boot device priority. If you have
> > SCSI enabled correctly
> > this will be a choice to boot from it.
> > These are on page 54
>I've done all that. The summary screen doesn't show
>any SCSI drives, although I don't think it showed my
>SATA drive either but it's definitely working. I
>couldn't tell what the diagnostic screen setting did
>but I enabled it. The boot priority list is actually
>an oddity It does list "PCI SCSI" but beside it it
>lists my SATA drive, not the SCSI drive. I am certain
>of this because it lists it as a Western Digital drive
>but my SCSI drive is a Hitachi. I am really confused
>why it lists the SATA drive under SCSI. When I disable
>SATA, it doesn't list a drive beside SCSI, although
>the option is still there in the boot priority list.
>I'm not sure what the deal with that is.
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