Adaptec 2940 UW Hnags when reading/writing?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by ddivita3, Oct 14, 2003.

  1. ddivita3

    ddivita3 Guest

    I have a 2940UW controller connected to an internal UW Drive and
    external Scanner. The scanner's cable is a 25 pin to 68 Pin.
    Everything works pretty well except when I try to read and write to my
    internal UW drive. The processes starts out normal then a few seconds
    the system hangs then starts back up again. It is not just once during
    a reading or writing processes that this happens. It continues
    throughout reading or writing a file. My IDE channels are fine. If I
    remove the cable that connects the external scanner to the controller
    everything is back to normal. I have the Adaptec set for automatic
    termination. Any Ideas?

    Daniel C. Di Vita
    ddivita3, Oct 14, 2003
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    Stevo Guest

    If the scanner is external, I would have thought that the Adaptec should not
    be terminated, try setting it manually rather than automatically. The
    scanner is terminated? If not, it should be.
    Stevo, Oct 14, 2003
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  3. ddivita3

    ddivita3 Guest

    I have tried having the scanner terminated and not terminated and have
    the same issue. I, however, set the adaptec to manual termination.
    ddivita3, Oct 14, 2003
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    Stevo Guest

    Have you had a look on the adaptec website for any suggestions? Does the
    card have an IRQ speciffically assigned (i.e. not shared) ? What IRQ does it

    Given the symptoms of the effect of the external scanner though, I would be
    looking at some of the settings to see what can be changed...
    Stevo, Oct 14, 2003
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