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    Dvd drive quirk.....

    Hi all, my uncle recently bought a HiVal dvd drive and so far, it works just fine. However, while booting, he gets a error message which says:

    "Host SCSI Adapter can't communicate with the drive"

    "Check SCSI ID on drive"

    "No CDRom/Dvd rom drive found
    Device Driver not installed"

    It is not a SCSI drive, so what is it talking about? Plus the drive works fine in Windows 98. Here is the specs for his computer.

    Pentium II 300
    i440ex gigabyte motherboard
    160mb ram
    Iomega Cd rw
    HiVal dvd rom (both on same ide channel)
    Soundblaster Awe 64 Gold

    Just annoying that he gets this message since the drive works fine, but surely it is something stupid.

    Any thoughts?

    Jeff



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    does he maybe have a scsi card in his computer?

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    Thanks 'dfgsd' for replying, no I don't believe he has any scsi dievices on the computer. Besides, the error mentions the cdrom/dvd drive as being the problem, which isn't a scsi device.

    Personally, I don't understand why he even has the drivers loading in autoexec.bat since Windows loads its own -both drives are new as of about 6 months.

    Jeff

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    Iwill KK266
    IBM 75GXP 30GB
    128mb Crucial PC133 CAS2
    Visiontek GeForce 2MX
    Turtle Beach Santa Cruz
    56k modem
    Epson Stylus 600
    Optiquest Q95 19"
    Win 98
    AMD Athlon X2 3800+
    Foxconn 6100K8MA-RS
    Maxtor Diamondmax Plus 9 60GB
    1 GB OCZ PC3200
    Leadtek GeForce 6600GT
    Echo Gina
    HP Deskjet 5150
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    Most probably there are command lines that is refering to SCSI devices that doesn't exist in the system anymore. Go to Start-Run and type msconfig. Go to the Autoexec.bat section and uncheck lines that you think is pointing to load the SCSI devices. Restart after you've made the changes. The messages should be no more appearing.

    [This message has been edited by Berserker (edited 04-21-2002).]

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