Garg Moderator Friday, July 10, 6: Three external devices each on 3 foot cables is more realistic due to cable length. I have tried to various options to update the driver or uninstall and reinstall and it still does not recognize the card. You’re confusing the issue, the op said, the scanner installs fine in Windows 7, quote ” DMA solves that problem. I do not find a specific inf file for the card on the XP installation CD.

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This is a DB25 connector to fit many scanners. Sign in to vote. These boards will operate up to 7 SCSI devices, if the cables are short enough.

A few scanning tips

Putting a 6 foot external cable on a Ultra board with a 3 foot internal cable is asking for trouble. This site uses cookies for analytics, personalized content and ads.

Monday, June 29, 3: Remove From My Forums. Your printer LED’s will flicker too, so active print jobs are probably at risk. Highlighting the SCSI Controller greatly minimizes the effect on the system, but otherwise, if the top line “Computer” avw-2902e highlighted, the Refresh button checks and resets all of the hardware.

If I uninstall the card in physical Win XP32, it recognizes it immediately and reinstalls it automatically.

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The AVAE and AVA boards will accept the DB connector matching the cable that comes with many scanners, keeping the total cost down since a new cable is not needed.


The installation routine in Add Harware Wizard is looking for an inf file. The scanner itself may or may not appear in the Device Manager list then, some do, some dont, it doesnt affect how they work. This does not mean they dont work well, but they will make your computer be very busy when scanning.

I do not find a specific inf file for the card on the XP installation CD. You’re confusing the issue, the op said, the scanner installs fine in Windows 7, quote ” The high-end SCSI boards, ava-29022e Ultra and the Wide cards, are really less suitable for a low speed external device like a scanner.

Not a lot, but a little in some cases. You do not have to select the SCSI board first, but if you highlight the top line “Computer”, it will also reset all your hardware.

So I will be staying with XP. You can only use any two.

Regardless, it’s not up to Microsoft to “convince” other companies to write new drivers for old hardware. These methods will not work for scanners on the parallel port or USB port.

DMA alone is daaptec to give the computer processor some idle time, you will see a dramatic difference in being able to switch to other programs while scanning if this is important to you.

Resources for IT Professionals. I certainly cannot speak about the full extent of compatibility for all scanner brands with all SCSI boards, and naturally you would want to check with your scanners tech support department to verify that your scanner will operate with a standard ASPI interface.


And most are DMA boards, giving some idle cycles to the computer. The spec’s for the maximum SCSI bus length is: Did you try browsing for the location of the inf file? Tuesday, November 10, It’s much like putting a race horse in a pony ride, and there are often some problems, not entirely unexpected.

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On a UltraWide board, stepping the 68 pin external connector down to 50 pins is another problem, the other 18 pins must be properly terminated higher quality conversion cables will do this properly.

If you use an Ultra or UltraWide board with a few internal devices, and if you have the extra motherboard slot and the extra IRQ, I would ava-290e that your performance satisfaction will be higher if you install an inexpensive second board PCI DMA like Adaptec or for the scanner.

SCSI cards are available that can do DMA Direct Memory Access to move larger blocks of data directly from the card to memory itself, without going through the computer processor. Then in the Device Manager, right click on the device, and select “Scan for Hardware Changes” for Refresh, or there is a toolbar icon too.