Adaptec SCSI in Windows Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Eric Gisin, Jul 12, 2006.

  1. Eric Gisin

    Eric Gisin Guest

    Vista beta 2 does not support my aha-2940U2W. I found nothing at

    Anyone know what Adaptec PCI SCSI adapters will be supported?
    Eric Gisin, Jul 12, 2006
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  2. Eric Gisin

    hdrdtd Guest

    FWIW I install Vista 32-bit on one of my systems that used a 29160 connected
    to a Maxtor 36gig Ultra 320 drive with no problems at all.
    hdrdtd, Jul 12, 2006
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  3. Eric Gisin

    Rob Turk Guest

    It appears that a whole range of perfectly working hardware will no longer
    be supported in Vista. A lot of somewhat older SCSI controllers including
    Adaptec's simply will not work anymore when Vista arrives. I've filed bug
    reports and they get closed as 'by design', so appearently MS and/or the
    hardware manufacturers want to force us to newer stuff. Time to pull out

    Rob Turk, Jul 12, 2006
  4. Can't you install the related WinXP drivers in Vista?
    Mike Tomlinson, Jul 13, 2006
  5. Eric Gisin

    Rob Turk Guest

    On 32-bit, maybe. On 64-bit definitely not.

    Rob Turk, Jul 13, 2006
  6. Nobody is forcing anybody to migrate to Windows Vista. Free will and all.
    Stay with what works.
    Mark D. VandenBeg, Jul 13, 2006
  7. If the 64-bit drivers 'definetely' aren't compatible, then why would the
    32-bit ones be.
    Folkert Rienstra, Jul 13, 2006
  8. Eric Gisin

    Rob Turk Guest

    Because on Vista 32-bit you can still install unsigned and/or older (WinXP)
    drivers, where the 64-bit version insists on Vista approved drivers that
    must be digitally signed with a Verisign certificate. Even Win2003 64-bit
    drivers, or drivers signed by a different signing authority than Verisign
    are rejected by Vista 64-bit.

    Rob Turk, Jul 13, 2006
  9. I have a Dell Precision 670 that has an onboard Adaptec HostRaid Adapter.
    Don't know the actual model number but the XP 64 bit drivers work just fine.
    I loaded them at the start of the installation process.
    Mark W Scheidell, Jul 23, 2006
  10. Eric Gisin

    2Dragons Guest


    If I understand you correctly, you said you were able to use Windows X
    64bit SCSI drivers to inside of Vista 64bit OS by loading the drive
    before installation, correct? If so, what do you mean by loading th
    driver before installation? My understanding is that Vista does not hav
    the F6 function to load SCSI drivers anymore. So besides using the "Loa
    Driver" by browsing to a CD/Floppy/USB, what/how do I load it? I've use
    the XP Pro 64bit driver and Vista 64bit is unable to see the SCS
    drivers though
    2Dragons, Mar 19, 2009
  11. What is the exact adaptec scsi adapter?
    Gilles Vollant, Mar 24, 2009
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