Quote: Originally Posted by speedracer
No offense, but the drivers for xp are 32 bit (x86) and I am running at (x64) so won't these 32 bit drivers be incompatable not only to the os (xp vs vista) but also as they are running on two different architectures (x86 vs x64)?? Instead, would it be possible to insert the Vista install disk and then stop the install go to Windows 7 and tell the device manager I 'have a disk' then point it to the install disk? Would that work? IF the install disks are packed will that cause a problem?? It just seems like that must be a way to take working x64 bit Vista drivers and use them with Windows 7. Thanks..
What you suggest here (inserting Vista disc) may be worth a try, but I doubt it will work.
Before I reply in more detail, please clear up exactly what you're doing.
1. You're running Win7x64. Correct?
2. Did you do a clean install of Win7x64 or do upgrade from Vista x64?
What mobo are you using? What bios version?
3. Do you have the Adaptec scsc 160 card, 29160, that is pci-X slot (64 bit) compatible (NOT to be confused with pci-Express) & backwards compatible with pci (32bit slot)?
4. Is your scsi 160 card placed in a pci-X slot or pci slot?
5. As i understand, you're NOT using any scsi drive as your boot drive. Correct?
6. Can you go into the Adaptec scsi manager during boot? What version is your scsi manager showing? Have you ever updated the firmware on your card?
On your first post you said you could select a x64 U320 driver, but not a 160. Did you ever try to use the 320 to see if it would install?
Sorry for all the questions, and there may be a way to make your card work with Win7x64, will try to help.