Trying to revive a server... AIC-7896 freezes pre-POST completion

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at
Wed Jun 14 07:44:21 UTC 2006

Garrett Cooper wrote:
> Hello again all,
>     I know this isn't a FreeBSD question really, but I just started up a 
> motherboard with onboard SCSI (Adaptec AIC-7896), and for some odd 
> reason it freezes pre-POST before it attempts to boot and there isn't 
> any way where I can get into the BIOS to change the settings it seems. 
> Does anyone know how I can maybe disable the onboard SCSI controller 
> since it appears to hang while detecting disks?
>     Thanks a million!
> -Garrett

Just wondering... did some early P3 server motherboards halt waiting for 
a response from a floppy drive by chance?

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