Adaptec 29160 driver NOT installed - HOW?  

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  1. Posts : 21
    Windows 7

    Here you go!
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  2. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Beta

    Thanks for the files, my card is working and my extra SCSI disk and DVd drive are up and running in windows 7.
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  3. Posts : 7
    Windows 7 beta 1

    Thanks hooutoo for shedding light on this scsi driver issue.

    Your stated method (fixing inf +using sys or driver files) works with varoius hardware devices, including video cards.

    Using scsi + sata on many systems, my approach is check to make sure device has latest bios applied. (in this case, latest bios for 29160 card is v.3.10.0)

    On Win 7 x64 betas & VistaSP2 x64 beta, I clean installed on a scsi hdds. All mobo & video drivers & updates applied, etc..

    Used Paragon recovery boot disc (or Easeus) to then clone that drive (partition) to a sata hdd. (This kind of boot disc also lets you install drivers & make the disk bootable, if needed.)

    With scsi card left in, but 1st scsi boot drive unplugged & new sata hdd applied as boot in mobo bios, you can boot. (Sometimes it requires a win disk repair to fix boot info.)

    Now, afer booting up with sata disk, the device drivers work for the scsi card, because they were copied over in the partition copy step. The scsi card can be used for your needs as required.

    Of course, with the final Win7x64 or VistaSP2x64 files, most devices will be recognized. Since I use both scsi & sata, it's comforting to have the boot disk cloned for both, in case of a failure. EasyBCD is valuable software for boot info changes.
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  4. Posts : 21
    XP, Vista Ultimate, trying Win7
    Thread Starter

    Worked as advertised. THANKS!!!!
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  5. Posts : 3
    Win XP x32 SP3

    Hi Guys, So glad that I found this thread!

    Hope I can get some help, I am trying to install as well, but my system is completely SCSI based. So on install it does not see any drives, and since I am only on XP I dont have vista drivers for x86.

    Does any one have the x86 drivers for this card in Vista?
    Last edited by johngalt; 22 Jan 2009 at 01:25. Reason: changed x32 to x86 - the correct terminology.
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  6. Posts : 21
    Windows 7

    Here is the drive from my 32 bit Win 7 system. I'm not sure but I believe you have to have an installed Win 7 for these to work. In other words I'm not sure if it will work on a stand alone install. I can't really remember how I did my 32 bit Win 7 install. At time I was just trying everything I could think, just flipping **** around, sort of speak.

    Of course, try it as a stand alone if you have no other choice and let me know how it works.
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  7. Posts : 3
    Win XP x32 SP3


    On first pass it seems to be looking good, I have not installed yet, but I did boot from DVD, again saw no drives. Browsed to load drivers from USB, found the drivers and then it showed me all of my SCSI HDDs.

    It was also reporting size, volume labels, partitions etc correctly, so I am confident that it will work. I will try and do this on the weekend!

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  8. Posts : 21
    Windows 7

    If you can see the disks it should work.
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    Please allow me to resurrect this thread. :)

    hooutoo your 32bit drivers for the 29160 do not work on my system. I started setup, clicked 'load driver', point it to the driver on a USB stick, the status bar does its thing for about a minute then I get an error stating that Win7 needs an updated driver. I'm not sure what to try next. Thanks.
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  10. Posts : 1
    W7 64

    29160N on W7

    I'm a latecomer to the issue, but this worked for me, too. Thanks to all for the great work.
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