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Kamil Kieca
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      06-07-2005
anyone knows where to get it? I have ordinary 2904 Scsi2 card and it is the
only driver that I don't have to switch to 64 bit windows


 
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R. C. White
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      06-07-2005
Hi, Kamil.

It looks like you and I are in the same boat: abandoned by Adaptec. :>(

It took some searching, but I finally found this page on Adaptec's website:
http://adaptec-tic.adaptec.com/cgi-b...Z2U9MQ**&p_li=

Or, if that ridiculously long URL doesn't work, go to www.adaptec.com and
then to the ASK database and look for the "NEW" article ID 13476, "What
Adaptec products are supported in Windows XP x64 Edition?" There is a
matrix listing Adaptec products with 3 columns, showing whether the driver
is on the WinXP x64 CD, planned, or available now from Adaptec. Scroll way
down to get to SCSI Host Adapters.

For both the 2930 Family (including my AHA-2930U2, I assume) and the 2900
Family (including the 2904CD), all 3 columns have the single word "No" in
Red. :>( Also, several of the card numbers are followed by "(EOL)", which
I suppose means "End of Life", and that Adaptec doesn't plan to support them
anymore.

My 2930U2 is 4 1/2 years old. It still works well in WinXP (32-bit), but
the only SCSI device I still have is my "humongous" 9 GB IBM hard drive.
This seems a good time to move up to SATA and retire SCSI, so I bought a 120
GB SATA HD (my mobo has 6 built-in SATA connectors) and am in the process of
reorganizing my system.

RC
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"Kamil Kieca" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> anyone knows where to get it? I have ordinary 2904 Scsi2 card and it is
> the only driver that I don't have to switch to 64 bit windows



 
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Kamil Kieca
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      06-08-2005
Thanks for so wide answer. It looks like we're really stuck. I have to find
atapi version of my Jaz drive then...


 
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Gilles Vollant
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      06-08-2005

"Kamil Kieca" <(E-Mail Removed)> a écrit dans le message de news:
d83tno$9qb$(E-Mail Removed)...
> anyone knows where to get it? I have ordinary 2904 Scsi2 card and it is
> the only driver that I don't have to switch to 64 bit windows


2904 is a like 2940 without Bios on the board. Both use aic78xx.sys driver

so I suggest you "force" the device manager and select
"Adaptec AHA-2940U/2940UW/2940D PCI SCSI Controller"

you can also try edit WINDOWS\inf\pnpscsi.inf (with notepad.exe, and after
backup original file)

under the line
%PCI\VEN_9004&DEV_8178.DeviceDesc% = aic78xx_Inst, PCI\VEN_9004&DEV_8178
add the two lines :
%PCI\VEN_9004&DEV_5078.DeviceDesc% = aic78xx_Inst, PCI\VEN_9004&DEV_5078
%PCI\VEN_9004&DEV_5075.DeviceDesc% = aic78xx_Inst, PCI\VEN_9004&DEV_5075


and under the line
PCI\VEN_9004&DEV_8178.DeviceDesc = "Adaptec AHA-2940U/2940UW/2940D PCI SCSI
Controller"
add the two lines::
PCI\VEN_9004&DEV_5078.DeviceDesc = "Adaptec AIC-7850 PCI SCSI Controller"
PCI\VEN_9004&DEV_5075.DeviceDesc = "Adaptec AIC-7550 PCI SCSI Controller"

Of course, this is without official support.
Tell us if this solves your problem !


 
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R. C. White
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      06-13-2005
Hi, Gilles.

Thanks for that!

I edited the x64 version of \windows\inf\pnpscsi.inf to copy these lines
from the 32-bit version .inf:
%PCI\VEN_9005&DEV_0011.DeviceDesc% = aic78u2_Inst, PCI\VEN_9005&DEV_0011
PCI\VEN_9005&DEV_0011&SUBSYS_01819005.DeviceDesc = "Adaptec AHA-2930U2 -
Ultra2 SCSI"

I added those after the "_0010" version of each line. Then I used the Add
Hardware Wizard and guided it to the updated pnpscsi.inf file. And it
worked! So far, at least. The volumes on the SCSI drive show up in My
Computer and Windows Explorer. If further testing reveals a problem, I'll
let you know. As you said, "Of course, this is without official support."

RC
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"Gilles Vollant" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>
> "Kamil Kieca" <(E-Mail Removed)> a écrit dans le message de news:
> d83tno$9qb$(E-Mail Removed)...
>> anyone knows where to get it? I have ordinary 2904 Scsi2 card and it is
>> the only driver that I don't have to switch to 64 bit windows

>
> 2904 is a like 2940 without Bios on the board. Both use aic78xx.sys driver
>
> so I suggest you "force" the device manager and select
> "Adaptec AHA-2940U/2940UW/2940D PCI SCSI Controller"
>
> you can also try edit WINDOWS\inf\pnpscsi.inf (with notepad.exe, and after
> backup original file)
>
> under the line
> %PCI\VEN_9004&DEV_8178.DeviceDesc% = aic78xx_Inst, PCI\VEN_9004&DEV_8178
> add the two lines :
> %PCI\VEN_9004&DEV_5078.DeviceDesc% = aic78xx_Inst, PCI\VEN_9004&DEV_5078
> %PCI\VEN_9004&DEV_5075.DeviceDesc% = aic78xx_Inst, PCI\VEN_9004&DEV_5075
>
>
> and under the line
> PCI\VEN_9004&DEV_8178.DeviceDesc = "Adaptec AHA-2940U/2940UW/2940D PCI
> SCSI Controller"
> add the two lines::
> PCI\VEN_9004&DEV_5078.DeviceDesc = "Adaptec AIC-7850 PCI SCSI Controller"
> PCI\VEN_9004&DEV_5075.DeviceDesc = "Adaptec AIC-7550 PCI SCSI Controller"
>
> Of course, this is without official support.
> Tell us if this solves your problem !



 
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Charlie Russel - MVP
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      06-13-2005
RC -- this would be a good thing to upload to planetamd64.com for others to
grab if they need it.

--
Charlie.

R. C. White wrote:
> Hi, Gilles.
>
> Thanks for that!
>
> I edited the x64 version of \windows\inf\pnpscsi.inf to copy these
> lines from the 32-bit version .inf:
> %PCI\VEN_9005&DEV_0011.DeviceDesc% = aic78u2_Inst,
> PCI\VEN_9005&DEV_0011
> PCI\VEN_9005&DEV_0011&SUBSYS_01819005.DeviceDesc = "Adaptec
> AHA-2930U2 - Ultra2 SCSI"
> I added those after the "_0010" version of each line. Then I used
> the Add Hardware Wizard and guided it to the updated pnpscsi.inf
> file. And it worked! So far, at least. The volumes on the SCSI
> drive show up in My Computer and Windows Explorer. If further
> testing reveals a problem, I'll let you know. As you said, "Of
> course, this is without official support."
> RC
>
> "Gilles Vollant" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>>
>> "Kamil Kieca" <(E-Mail Removed)> a écrit dans le message de
>> news: d83tno$9qb$(E-Mail Removed)...
>>> anyone knows where to get it? I have ordinary 2904 Scsi2 card and
>>> it is the only driver that I don't have to switch to 64 bit windows

>>
>> 2904 is a like 2940 without Bios on the board. Both use aic78xx.sys
>> driver so I suggest you "force" the device manager and select
>> "Adaptec AHA-2940U/2940UW/2940D PCI SCSI Controller"
>>
>> you can also try edit WINDOWS\inf\pnpscsi.inf (with notepad.exe, and
>> after backup original file)
>>
>> under the line
>> %PCI\VEN_9004&DEV_8178.DeviceDesc% = aic78xx_Inst,
>> PCI\VEN_9004&DEV_8178 add the two lines :
>> %PCI\VEN_9004&DEV_5078.DeviceDesc% = aic78xx_Inst,
>> PCI\VEN_9004&DEV_5078 %PCI\VEN_9004&DEV_5075.DeviceDesc% =
>> aic78xx_Inst, PCI\VEN_9004&DEV_5075 and under the line
>> PCI\VEN_9004&DEV_8178.DeviceDesc = "Adaptec AHA-2940U/2940UW/2940D
>> PCI SCSI Controller"
>> add the two lines::
>> PCI\VEN_9004&DEV_5078.DeviceDesc = "Adaptec AIC-7850 PCI SCSI
>> Controller" PCI\VEN_9004&DEV_5075.DeviceDesc = "Adaptec AIC-7550 PCI
>> SCSI Controller" Of course, this is without official support.
>> Tell us if this solves your problem !



 
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R. C. White
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      06-14-2005
Hi, Charlie.

Well, as I found out, the 2930U2 was not a very popular model of the Adaptec
host adapter, apparently. (I got it in the fall of 1999, and it worked in
Win98, but this specific model apparently was so new that its drivers did
not get onto the Win2K CD-ROM, so I had to wait a month or so after February
2000 for Adaptec to produce drivers. So the current situation with a 64-bit
driver gives me sort of a deja vu feeling.) But if you think that either
the specific lines or the generic idea of editing pnpscsi.inf would be
helpful to others, then feel free to share it. After all, I got the idea
here from Gilles Vollant. And my oft-stated philosophy is: In a newsgroup,
we all learn from each other.

But, as Gilles also said, and I quoted, "...this is without official
support." It worked for me,but it might not work for the next user who
tries it, so back up (or rename) pnpscsi.inf first, just in case.

I've looked at planetamd64.com, but haven't yet posted there. I find that
site's color scheme intimidating and hard for me to read, and the
organization of it is hard to follow, but there is a lot of good stuff
there.

RC
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San Marcos, TX
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"Charlie Russel - MVP" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> RC -- this would be a good thing to upload to planetamd64.com for others
> to grab if they need it.
>
> --
> Charlie.
>
> R. C. White wrote:
>> Hi, Gilles.
>>
>> Thanks for that!
>>
>> I edited the x64 version of \windows\inf\pnpscsi.inf to copy these
>> lines from the 32-bit version .inf:
>> %PCI\VEN_9005&DEV_0011.DeviceDesc% = aic78u2_Inst,
>> PCI\VEN_9005&DEV_0011
>> PCI\VEN_9005&DEV_0011&SUBSYS_01819005.DeviceDesc = "Adaptec
>> AHA-2930U2 - Ultra2 SCSI"
>> I added those after the "_0010" version of each line. Then I used
>> the Add Hardware Wizard and guided it to the updated pnpscsi.inf
>> file. And it worked! So far, at least. The volumes on the SCSI
>> drive show up in My Computer and Windows Explorer. If further
>> testing reveals a problem, I'll let you know. As you said, "Of
>> course, this is without official support."
>> RC
>>
>> "Gilles Vollant" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>>>
>>> "Kamil Kieca" <(E-Mail Removed)> a écrit dans le message de
>>> news: d83tno$9qb$(E-Mail Removed)...
>>>> anyone knows where to get it? I have ordinary 2904 Scsi2 card and
>>>> it is the only driver that I don't have to switch to 64 bit windows
>>>
>>> 2904 is a like 2940 without Bios on the board. Both use aic78xx.sys
>>> driver so I suggest you "force" the device manager and select
>>> "Adaptec AHA-2940U/2940UW/2940D PCI SCSI Controller"
>>>
>>> you can also try edit WINDOWS\inf\pnpscsi.inf (with notepad.exe, and
>>> after backup original file)
>>>
>>> under the line
>>> %PCI\VEN_9004&DEV_8178.DeviceDesc% = aic78xx_Inst,
>>> PCI\VEN_9004&DEV_8178 add the two lines :
>>> %PCI\VEN_9004&DEV_5078.DeviceDesc% = aic78xx_Inst,
>>> PCI\VEN_9004&DEV_5078 %PCI\VEN_9004&DEV_5075.DeviceDesc% =
>>> aic78xx_Inst, PCI\VEN_9004&DEV_5075 and under the line
>>> PCI\VEN_9004&DEV_8178.DeviceDesc = "Adaptec AHA-2940U/2940UW/2940D
>>> PCI SCSI Controller"
>>> add the two lines::
>>> PCI\VEN_9004&DEV_5078.DeviceDesc = "Adaptec AIC-7850 PCI SCSI
>>> Controller" PCI\VEN_9004&DEV_5075.DeviceDesc = "Adaptec AIC-7550 PCI
>>> SCSI Controller" Of course, this is without official support.
>>> Tell us if this solves your problem !



 
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Gilles Vollant
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      06-14-2005
If we upload anything on planetAMD64 , this must be a general .INF
modification for all Adaptec board that use AIC7850 or compatible chip and
aic78xx.sys drivers

2930U2 is based on AIC7880 and is on standard Windows 64 bits inf.


pehaps it is better, instead edit pnpscsi.inf, create an additional .inf


 
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