Dvd drive quirk.....

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cr8250

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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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cr8250

New Member
#3
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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TBird 900/200 @ 1Ghz/266
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
 
Berserker

Berserker

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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).]