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Thread: Adaptec SCSI RAID 3210S and WindowsXP

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    The 3210S drivers are supposed to be embedded in the XP CD. If all else fails, I would try setting up XP without the Adaptec controller and then attempt the install in at least a 1.5 GB bootable/primary partition.
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    I don't have any suitable IDE drives, so my next step is probably to see if I still have installation notes from Windows 2003. Else I'll try to hoist this thing back up on the shelf for another fifteen year hiatus, I guess.

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    Yes, those are the ones used in the video, XP reports them as older than the inbuilt drivers, which neither work.

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    Just before his passing, leakinoil posted one of those for sale. I paid him for it, but he died before he could ship it. Looking back, it's probably just as well that I didn't get it.

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    I managed to install MSDOS 6.22 on the RAID array and it boots and works. But this is pretty useless to me.

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    The lack of a hard drive might not be the cause of this crash. I found an IDE drive and installed it. With that drive and the IDE CD-ROM drive plugged in, but nothing else except RAM installed, I get the same crash.

    What else can cause this?

    MemTest86 is currently running.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KC9UDX View Post
    The lack of a hard drive might not be the cause of this crash. I found an IDE drive and installed it. With that drive and the IDE CD-ROM drive plugged in, but nothing else except RAM installed, I get the same crash.

    What else can cause this?

    MemTest86 is currently running.
    This error may be related to a SATA/ACHI conflict. No embedded support for SATA in XP. Check you BIOS settings and see what's up. I had a similar situation with XP on my A7 gamer project a while back (http://www.vcfed.org/forum/showthrea...E-Deluxe/page8). W7 would install on a PATA drive but not on a SATA SSD.
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    I don't think this thing has SATA support, but I'll have to check when I get a chance. Memtest86 found a bad bit, and I swapped out SIMM #2. I left Memtest86 running on it.

    I'm actually surprised it works with the SIMMs that are in it. #1 is 512M, #2 is now 1024M. #3 and #4 are empty. Originally, it was 512M, 512M, 1024M, 1024M. SIMM #4 went missing, and the system wouldn't boot with 512M, 512M, 1024M, empty.

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    Memtest86 passed, WindowsXP still fails to install in any configuration. There's no SATA support in this machine.

    It might still be due to the lack of an IDE boot drive. I have to see if I can make this drive boot at all; it might not be bootable.

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