Discussion in 'Windows 64 Bit' started by Peter Chant, Nov 4, 2009.
Any idea whether I can expect drivers to appear for my SCSI card for Win 7
Thanks Pete for that snippet of information. I guess I will have to stick with
XP x64. It is good enough for my needs.
When Adaptec makes them available - if ever. Did you check the manufacturers
web site for drivers?
You don't specify which 2940 card, there are many variants. The original
2940 is a very old card indeed, but has Vista drivers which should work for
First place I checked.
There's the thing - the box it came in says it is a 2904 and Win 7 states it
is a 2940UW! However, for both these cards Adaptec have only Vista 32 bit
drivers. The cards not all that old, a few years so I thought it would be
I repartitioned and kept my XP partition just in case, but can also use
linux to do my scanning (card is needed for SCSI scanner).
Worth a try
I don't keep data on the machine so no issue if it goes wrong.
Here the solution to correct the problem when installing a adaptec 2940 in a Windows 7 64 bits. Download the file bellow, it contains the driver for Adaptec AIC-7870 PCI SCSI Controller (Emulated) for 64 bits. Force the driver for your 2940 and that's it !
This driver came from Windows 2008 64 bits and it work like a charm on Windows 7 64 bits.
God Bless the old hardware
One thing else you will need to do after downloading the zip files. You will need to edit the .inf file with your specific adapter information. It took many several hours to add in the 2903 adapter I was using. Once it takes it then you are up and going on 64-bit SCSI. I got my adapter information by installing the board on an XP system and looking at the driver device details. This information was used to copy and paste into my Windows 7 system .inf file, using the format of another line in the file.
Drivers for Adaptec SCSI card 64-bit X64
Here below you can find a version for 64-bit, I make compatible with Windows 7 64 bit
My Card is AHA-2940UA and I think it will work other 29xx Series Card
Here after is a screenshot
Enjoy and Thanks to all Guy community.
Could you post your version of the adapter drive for 2903, I have an AVA-2903B and can not do work in W-7 x64.
Thanks in advance.
(sorry my english)
Could you copy and paste your .inf file so I can try it with my 2903 card?
The file you included worked perfectly for my 2903B card! With that and VueScan, I now have my trusty old Epson Expression 836XL working like a charm! Thank you so much!
Thanks blascow, it worked like a charm. Mine is an AHA-2940UW on Server 2008R2 x64.
thank you I have an adaptec card that came in the mail today a 2906 this worked perfectly under windows 7 X64.. I need a cable now to test to see if my hp Scanjet 3c scanner works..my Ex wife has it and I doubt I will ever see it again so the hunt is on...tx again.....great work
Brian, I have 2906 scsi cards in my small form machines using Epson GT 30000 scanners. I need to convert my machines to Windows 64 bit to take advantage of the memory, since the 32 bit only recognizes a max of 4 GB of memory. You said you were able to successfully get your 2906 card to work on Windows 64 bit. Can you share with me the directions on how to get it to work on my windows 64 bit machines. and as to scsi cables, were you able to find a cable for your hp scanjet 3c?
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