Windows cannot determine the I/O Range & IRQ settings for the SCSI & RAID Controller - Adaptec driver v5.1.2600.5512 RRS feed

  • Question

  • There is an error in Device Manager / SCSI & RAID Controllers for....

    Adaptec AHA-151X/AHA-152X or AIC-6260/AIC-6360 SCSI Host Adapter (non-pnp)

    Product version: 5.1.2600.5512 Date: 01/07/2001  Created: 21 Feb 2009

    I am assuming that as the version is the same as Windows SP3 that Microsoft will have upgraded the driver at the time SP3 was installed. Is that correct?


    It does not have values for the I/O and IRQ. See these screen shots ....



    Microsoft blocks any attempt to exit the resource window until the forced configuration settings have been set. I had to close the window in Task Manager.

    I have no idea what settings to enter here. Can you help me please.


    I have read somewhere on the internet that the sparrow.sys driver looks only to IRQ 11 unless the registry entry is changed. Is this correct?

    I have looked at the registry entries - screen shot here ....


    The start entry is set to zero. Is that OK? I thought zero meant it was disabled.


    The existing values for I/O and IRQ's are shown here ....

    IRQ Hardware Resources


    I/O Hardware Resources




    The problem is that I have no idea what effect not having these settings is having on my system. I cannot see any problems with any plug in device at the moment. All that I am using are a Printer and Flash Drives at the moment and they all seem to be working fine.

    Can you help me please?

    Thursday, February 17, 2011 8:38 PM

All replies

  • Thanks for your assessment VF. It does look very much like the adapter has failed. However as I have no experience with computer innards I have decided to just disable the SCSI & RAID Controller for the time-being. I do not appear to have a need for that facility just now and everything works fine without it. If at some time in the future I do require it I shall have to get a technician to test it out for me.

    Incidentally I did load the original driver that came with the computer but that gave the same I/O and IRQ error message.

    Thanks for your input.

    Friday, February 18, 2011 10:59 PM