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« on: July 12, 2003, 02:22:17 PM »

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Computer (Homemade) has 2 40G WD HDs
1 SCSI Yamaha CDRW
No modem, printers, etc. It is for music studio (recording Steinberg/Cubase)use only.

Cureently running WinME.

I am trying to upgrade to Win XP from Win ME but the computer gets only to the first reboot. when it reboots I get a blue screen, followed with this message: "Set up cannont find a CD-ROM drive. Make sure your CD ROM Drive is on & properly connected to your computer. If it is a SCCSI CDROM drive make sure your SCSI devices are properly terminated. See your computer or SCSI adapeter documentation for more info. Set uup cannot continue, to quit press F3".

I know the CD ROM is properly connected.
Not sure what properly terminated means.
How and where would I properly terminate if that is something I would even want to do?



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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2003, 03:10:40 PM »


A SCSI chain need to be terminated at both ends. Meaning one end being the SCSI controller (which is terminated by default) and the other end, which is the last device on the ribbon cable. These days, termination is done with a jumper on the device. Make sure the last device is the only device with the termination jumper set.

Also during setup, you may have to supply you SCSI controller drivers at the point where it detect the IDE controller and finds the hard drive and then asks you if there are other devices you need to setup. Read each screen carefully and you should find what I am referring to here. Get the SCSI controller drivers on floppy disk for this to work.

Let me know how it turns out.

Sylvain Amyot

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