On Jun 15, 9:32 pm, Soong <gu...@unknown-email.com> wrote:
> In XP there was some file in the root of the C:\ drive that was simply a
> renamed copy of the SCSI adapters driver and replacing it with the
> appropriate file would have resolved this situation. I canít remember
> what that file was called in XP (NTsomething.sys I think) but it doesnít
> matter because itís not the same in Vista.
> Iím running Vista Ultimate upgraded to SP1. I fried my SCSI adapter
> when I was working on my system and got careless. I have acquired a
> replacement but itís a totally different make and model. How can I
> introduce the new driver to windows without reinstalling the whole OS?
> Iím familiar enough with the Vista CD recovery tools and Iím no stranger
> to the command prompt and regedit. I just donít know enough about Vistas
> guts to guess where to begin.
> I have searched the Microsoft Knowledge Base and the web to no avail. I
> reach out to you, my fellow newsgroup reader, in my hour of need!
> Thank you for your time.
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I am assuming that you are booting from your SCSI hard drive and it is
not in a RAID configuration, since you did not specify. I have
replaced a SCSI controller with a different brand and model twice, but
the original SCSI controller was still in functioning condition. What
I did was to leave the original SCSI card and the HDD still connected
to it, and then add the new card to another open slot. When you boot,
Vista will recognize your new SCSI card and attempt to load drivers
for it (or ask you to supply them). Once that is done, you should be
able to shut down, connect the SCSI HDD to the new card and you should
be good to go. You did not provide any details about the old and new
SCSI card, but is there anyway you can borrow a card with same
manufacturer and bus type (PCI, PCI Express?) as your original so you
can boot up and load the new SCSI card drivers?