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Windows 7: Adaptec 29160 driver NOT installed - HOW?

15 Jan 2009   #11
fgdn17

windows vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by speedracer View Post
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 Win7 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 Win7. Thanks..
the objective is to find a driver that works with W7...so install W7 x86(32bit) and try what I suggested...don't get hung up on 64bit...and no offense taken..I see where your coming from but with NO VISTA driver support from adaptec for your device maybe you can find something that at least works...x86 or 64bit...it is an old card..came out what 2002??? before pci express..., worked with vista using MS drivers...so agree..you'd think it'd work with W7..maybe a useless effort..or not whatever...

Good Luck


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16 Jan 2009   #12
speedracer

XP, Vista Ultimate, trying Win7
 
 

1: Yes
2: Clean/fresh install; MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum; 2 from the latest (no major
advantage to update to it).
3: YES it is 64 but backwards compatible with a 32bit pci slot
4. PCI slot
5. YES
6. YES, forgot to check version; NO
No I didn't.
Don't mind the questions if a solution can be found.
THANKS..
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16 Jan 2009   #13
hooutoo

Windows 7
 
 

I have both the 32 and 64 bit versions of Win7 installed on Seagate drives behind my 39160. You must have an installed copy of Vista x64 available. Just copy the adpu160m.inf and adpu160m.sys file from vista x64 to a directory on a drive that can be seen by Win7 x64. Use device manager in Win 7 x64 to install the drivers for your 29160. Once successfully install then install a new copy of Win 7 x64 on a disk behind your 29160 from within your existing Win7 x64 system and you’re all done. BTW, when install is complete you don't need to worry about any unsigned 29160 driver problems and you can delete your old Win 7 system. Just be careful about where your boot manager is installed.

Hope this helps
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16 Jan 2009   #14
speedracer

XP, Vista Ultimate, trying Win7
 
 

I have an installed copy of Vista x64. I found the adpu160m.sys file but could not find the .inf file. I went back to the installation disk and could not find it listed as such. Was your .inf in the same folder as the .sys file (c:\windows\system32\drivers)? IF not where can I find it? If i have to go back to the install disk where is it located there? So, as I understand it you want me to install it on the existing win7 hard drive then install on top of or in addition to the existing install. COrrect? How do I copy the activation info over to the new install so I know I can keep the activation going? Thanks..
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16 Jan 2009   #15
hooutoo

Windows 7
 
 

?:\Windows\inf
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16 Jan 2009   #16
hooutoo

Windows 7
 
 

1. Install copy of Win 7 x64 to your sata drive.
2. Use device manager from the just installed Win 7 x64 to installed driver for 29160.
3. When 2 completed insert Win 7 x64 install dvd and install to disk behind newly recognized 29160. All done.
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16 Jan 2009   #17
hooutoo

Windows 7
 
 

Same process for the 32 bit version.
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16 Jan 2009   #18
johngalt

 

Good answers hootoo - I remember this being an issue for me way back when - I just gave up and pulled the card as I really had no use for it....

But your theorizing makes sense - having both the .inf file and the .sys driver means when you get asked for the driver you point to the ./inf file (like normal) and it then tells the system where the .sys file is *and* gives it parameters on how to use the .,sys file.

Very clever.
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17 Jan 2009   #19
hooutoo

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks

I also thhink this method of pulling drivers from an existing vista system will work for any drivers that aren't available from a hardware manufacturer's website.
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17 Jan 2009   #20
xpavement

Windows 7 Beta
 
 

Thanks for the info on how to get this card to work, however, I don't have access to a Vista x64 copy, can anyone post their .sys & .inf Vista x64 versions for me somewhere?
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