=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= = Adaptec 7800 Family Manager Set v3.02.2 = = = = README for Microsoft Windows 98 = =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= The following information is available in this README file: o Supported Hardware o Changes From Prior Release o Installation Instructions Installing the Driver When Installing Windows 98 Updating the Driver for Windows 98 o Known Issues o Diskette Contents o Contacting Adaptec =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Supported Hardware =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= The following Adaptec SCSI Host Adapters are supported by the 7800 FMS v3.02.2. The first list (Fast/Ultra Adapters) is supported by the AIC78xx.MPD driver, while the second list (Ultra2 Adapters) is supported by the AIC78U2.MPD driver. Fast/Ultra Adapters Description ------------------- ----------- AVA-2902I PCI-to-Fast SCSI (non-bootable, internal) AVA-2902E PCI-to-Fast SCSI (non-bootable, external) AVA-2903 PCI-to-Fast SCSI (non-bootable, internal, external) AVA-2904 PCI-to-Fast SCSI (non-bootable) AVA-2906 PCI-to-Fast SCSI (non-bootable, internal, external) AHA-2910C PCI-to-Fast SCSI (non-bootable) AHA-2915C PCI-to-Fast SCSI (non-bootable) AHA-2920C PCI-to-Fast SCSI AHA-2930C PCI-to-Ultra Single-ended SCSI AHA-2940 PCI-to-Fast SCSI AHA-2940W PCI-to-Fast and Wide Single-ended SCSI AHA-2940AU PCI-to-Ultra Single-ended SCSI AHA-2940U PCI-to-Ultra Single-ended SCSI AHA-2940U Dual DualChannel PCI-to-Ultra Wide Internal Single-ended SCSI with 50-pin external connector AHA-2940UW PCI-to-Ultra Wide Single-ended SCSI AHA-2940UW Pro PCI-to-Ultra Wide Single-ended SCSI (See Changes From Prior Release Section) AHA-2940UW Dual DualChannel PCI-to-Ultra Wide Single-ended SCSI with 68-pin external connector AHA-2944W PCI-to-Fast and Wide Differential SCSI AHA-2944UW PCI-to-Ultra Wide Differential SCSI AHA-3940 MultiChannel PCI-to-Fast SCSI AHA-3940W MultiChannel PCI-to-Fast and Wide SCSI AHA-3940U MultiChannel PCI-to-Ultra SCSI AHA-3940UW MultiChannel PCI-to-Ultra Wide SCSI AHA-3940UWD MultiChannel PCI-to-Ultra Wide SCSI with dual external VHD connectors AHA-3944UWD MultiChannel PCI-to-Ultra Wide Differential SCSI with dual external VHD connectors AHA-3940AU MultiChannel PCI-to-Ultra SCSI AHA-3940AUW MultiChannel PCI-to-Ultra Wide SCSI AHA-3940AUWD MultiChannel PCI-to-Ultra Wide SCSI with dual external VHD connectors AHA-3944AUWD MultiChannel PCI-to-Ultra Wide Differential SCSI with dual external VHD connectors AHA-4944W Quad Channel PCI-to-Fast and Wide Differential SCSI AHA-4944UW Quad Channel PCI-to-Ultra Wide Differential SCSI APA-1480 CardBus-to-Ultra Single-ended SCSI AIC-7850 Single-chip PCI-to-Fast SCSI AIC-7855 Single-chip PCI-to-Fast SCSI AIC-7856 Single-chip PCI-to-Fast SCSI AIC-7860 Single-chip PCI-to-Ultra SCSI AIC-7870 Single-chip PCI-to-Fast and Wide SCSI AIC-7880 Single-chip PCI-to-Ultra Wide SCSI AIC-7895 Single-chip PCI-to-MultiChannel Ultra Wide SCSI Ultra2 Adapters Description --------------- ----------- AHA-2940U2 OEM PCI-to-Ultra2 Wide LVD/Single-ended SCSI AHA-2940U2B PCI-to-Ultra2 Wide LVD SCSI AHA-2940U2W PCI-to-Ultra2 Wide LVD/Single-ended SCSI AHA-2950U2B 64-bit PCI-to-Ultra2 Wide LVD SCSI AHA-3950U2B 64-bit PCI-to-MultiChannel Ultra2 Wide LVD SCSI AHA-3950U2D 64-bit PCI-to-MultiChannel Ultra2 Wide LVD SCSI with dual external VHD connectors AIC-7890 Single-chip PCI-to-Ultra2 SCSI AIC-7891 Single-chip 64-bit PCI-to-Ultra2 SCSI AIC-7896 Single-chip PCI-to-MultiChannel Ultra2 SCSI AIC-7897 Single-chip 64-bit PCI-to-MultiChannel Ultra2 SCSI =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Changes From Prior Release =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= This release of the Adaptec 7800 Family Manager Set v3.02.2 adds the following support from the previous v3.02 release: o Support for the AHA-2940UW Pro 1. Adds the ability to use all three connectors at the same time 2. Current Sensing Circuit checks for improper termination o Support for the AHA-3950U2D 1. Adds two external VHD connectors instead of one wide external connector =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Installation Instructions =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= If you are performing a first time Windows 98 installation, see the "Installing the Driver When Installing Windows 98" section, below. If Windows 98 is already installed on your system, see the "Updating the Driver for Windows 98" section. Installing the Driver When Installing Windows 98 ------------------------------------------------ A fresh Windows 98 installation will attempt to detect all Adaptec SCSI host adapters in your system. If it is unable to do so, follow the instructions in the "Updating the Driver for Windows 98" section below. (NOTE: When Windows 98 starts, if "New Hardware Found" is displayed, select "Driver from disk provided by hardware manufacturer". Insert your Adaptec 7800 Family Manager Set v3.02.2 diskette and type a:\win9x as the path; follow the on-screen instructions.) Updating the Driver for Windows 98 ------------------------------------ To update or install the aic78xx.mpd or aic78u2.mpd driver if Windows 98 is already installed, follow these instructions: 1 Start Windows 98. 2 Click the Start button on the Windows 98 task bar, and then point to Settings. 3 Click Control Panel. 4 Double-click the System icon. 5 On the Device Manager tab. 6 Click the plus sign next to the SCSI controller icon. (NOTE: If Windows 98 cannot determine the type of host adapter installed in your computer, a yellow question mark labeled "Other devices" appears instead of the SCSI controller icon. To continue, click the plus sign next to the question mark; a yellow question mark labeled "PCI SCSI Bus Controller" then appears.) 7 Double-click the 7800 Family host adapter you wish to update, or if a yellow question mark labeled "PCI SCSI Bus Controller" is displayed, double-click the question mark. 8 Select the Driver tab. 9 Click Update Driver. 10 Insert the Adaptec 7800 Family Manager Set diskette into drive A:. 11 In the Update Device Driver Wizard, click Next. 12 Select the button for "Search for a better driver than the one your device is using now. (Recommended)". Click Next. 13 Select "Specify a location". 14 In the "Specify a location" edit box, type "a:\win9x", then click Next. 15 When Windows indicates "Location of driver: A:\win9x\aic78xx.inf", click Next. 16 Windows will now copy the files for your host adapter. 17 Click "Finish". 18 You must restart your computer for the changes to take effect. =-=-=-=-=-=-= Known Issues =-=-=-=-=-=-= o In some cases, each channel of a MultiChannel adapter must be updated/installed manually with the aic78xx.mpd driver on a freshly installed Windows 98 system. Please follow the instructions listed under Updating the Driver for Windows 98 for each channel. o Real mode ASPI drivers from EZ-SCSI are not needed, because Windows 98 miniport drivers support most SCSI host adapters and SCSI devices. However, you will need to load the ASPI drivers (including MSCDEX.EXE, if you have CD-ROM drive) if any of the following are true: o You are running in MS-DOS mode and need to access your CD-ROM drive. o You are using a scanner or another SCSI device with CONFIG.SYS or AUTOEXEC.BAT based drivers, such as HP's SJIIX.SYS. o You have an older model SCSI-1 CD-ROM driver that Windows 98 does not support. o You are using a CD-Recorder drive (however, some newer models of CD-Recorder drives can use the embedded Windows drivers). o Some older models of SCSI CD-ROM drives are not compatible with the embedded Windows 98 CD-ROM driver. You can add support for the CD-ROM drive by doing the following: 1 Make sure your ASPI real mode drivers (including ASPI8DOS.SYS, ASPICD.SYS and MSCDEX.EXE) are loaded and running from your CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT files. Consult your EZ-SCSI installation guide for more details. 2 If step 1 did not work, find the file named CDTSD.VXD in the \windows\system\iosubsys directory and rename it to CDTSD.SAV. o The mapping between MSCDEX.EXE, which runs in real mode, and the Windows 98 CD-ROM driver does not match. You can correct this in one of two ways: 1 Comment out the line that loads mscdex.exe in the autoexec.bat file. 2 Change the /L switch on the line that loads mscdex.exe in the AUTOEXEC.BAT file so it assigns the CD-ROM drive the next highest logical drive letter after the hard disk drives. o Windows 98 does not support sharing of system interrupts (also known as IRQs) between two or more I/O subsystem devices (i.e. network interface cards or hard disk adapters such as SCSI host adapters). When IRQs are shared between I/O devices, lockups can occur while booting. If lockups occur, try moving or removing one or more PCI cards from one slot to another and bootup your computer again. If problems continue, refer to your system documentation and/or your system technical support for information on adding your system configuration. o When updating/installing the driver for a host adapter, the Family Manager Set will not automatically install both Ultra2 and Ultra/Fast drivers. If you require both drivers, you will have to install them seperately, as per individual host adapter. For example, after installing the driver for the AHA-2940U2W, there may be a conflict in the Device Manager with an existing or newly-installed Adaptec UltraSCSI or earlier host adapter. To resolve this problem, simply update the driver for the conflicting host adapter with the Family Manager Set v3.02.2 driver from the Device Manager. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Diskette Contents =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= The following files are included in this diskette: o \WIN9X\AIC78XX.MPD - 7800 series SCSI miniport for Windows 95/98 o \WIN9X\AIC78U2.MPD - 7800 series Ultra2 SCSI miniport for Windows 95/98 o \WIN9X\AIC78XX.INF - Install script used by Windows 95/98 setup o \WIN9X\README95.TXT - Readme file for Windows 95 o \WIN9X\README98.TXT - Readme file for Windows 98 (this file) o \WIN9X\README95.HTM - HTML version of README95.TXT o \WIN9X\README98.HTM - HTML version of README98.TXT o \WIN9X\ADPINSTR.VXD - Instrumentation Helper Virtual Device Driver =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Contacting Adaptec =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Electronic Support ------------------------- Technical information, including product literature, answers to commonly asked questions, information on software upgrades and other topics is available electronically through the following: o Adaptec World Wide Web (WWW) site at http://www.adaptec.com. o File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server at ftp.adaptec.com. o To submit your electronic mail message to Adaptec Technical Support use the product support information Webmail form at: http://www.adaptec.com/support/webmail.html. o Adaptec USA Bulletin Board Service (BBS) at 408-945-7727; supports up to 28,800 bps (bits per second), 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity. No product literature is available on the Adaptec BBS. o Interactive Fax System at 303-684-3400; available 23 hours a day, 7 days a week. The fax system is out of service 1 hour each day. Technical and Product Support -------------------------------------------- o To speak with a product support representative, call 408-934-SCSI (7274), M-F, 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Pacific Time. After hours, on weekends, and on holidays, product support is also available for a fee at 800-416-8066. o For electronic technical support and information about many of Adaptec's other electronic support services, or to use the Adaptec Interactive Support System call 800-959-SCSI (7274) or 408-945-2550, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The system prompts you with questions regarding your problem and then provides step-by-step troubleshooting instructions. Sales and Ordering Information --------------------------------------------- o For sales information, call 800-442-SCSI (7274), M-F, 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Pacific Time, or 408-945-8600 and ask for Inside Sales, M-F, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Pacific Time. o To order Adaptec software and SCSI cables, call 800-442-SCSI (7274), M-F, 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Pacific Time. o To request additional documentation for Adaptec products, call 800-934-2766 or 510-732-3829, M-F, 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Pacific Time.Download Driver Pack
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