none
As there are no drivers for Adaptec scsi cards... RRS feed

  • Question

  • The adaptec AHA 2940U runs fine on XP but there are no drivers for Win 7 (or Vista), Adaptec is saying there will be no support. Is there any way to run this hardware on Virtual Windows XP on Win 7?
    Thursday, July 9, 2009 12:54 AM

Answers

  • The adaptec AHA 2940U runs fine on XP but there are no drivers for Win 7 (or Vista), Adaptec is saying there will be no support. Is there any way to run this hardware on Virtual Windows XP on Win 7?

    Hi

    The best place to ask this question would be in our Windows 7 Virtualization Forum where you can get answers directly from some of the Microsoft people who are developing this new project.



    Hope this helps.

     

    Thursday, July 9, 2009 10:08 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Probably not. Since there is no driver, the device will almost definately not work, even on a VM, because Vista's security is so tight.
    ŢĤŸ ŤĀĽĶ ŴĂŠ PŐŎŖ, ŢĦƔ ŜĶĺŁĿŞ ƊƚƉ ĿĄĆĶ. ŠĖĔ ƔƍŪ ĄŦ ŁŪMßŘĨĐĜĚ, ŴĤĒŃ ƔƍŬ ĢĔŤ ߥĆĶ
    Thursday, July 9, 2009 7:54 AM
  • Hello,

     

    First you might keep windows update regularly to obtain the latest driver for your device. Note: Drivers on the Windows Update site are directly provided by hardware manufacturers. Microsoft tests drivers in various environments before they are published; however, we cannot guarantee all drivers will work on all hardware platforms as there are too many different models, although their hardware ID are the same as the standard version. In some cases, due to hardware modifications by different manufacturers, the driver updates may cause some error.

     

    If it does not work on your issue, I'd suggest you installing the XP driver in Compatibility mode. Remove and rescan that hardware device in Device Manager, right-click on the driver executable/installer file -> Properties and select the Compatibility tab; click the checkbox before Run this program in Compatibility mode for option and select Windows XP in the list-down box; then try installing the device driver.

     

    Meanwhile, please understand that Windows 7 is a new operating system and whole driverstore has been reprogrammed; you might wait for another period of time till the retail version is released and push the vendor company to upgrade their device driver. Thanks for your time and understanding!

     

    For more details, please look at the first Sticky thread at the top of this forum.

    What can I do if my hardware does not work?

     

    This will give you some guidelines.

     

    Good Luck!

    Andy

    Thursday, July 9, 2009 9:56 AM
  • The adaptec AHA 2940U runs fine on XP but there are no drivers for Win 7 (or Vista), Adaptec is saying there will be no support. Is there any way to run this hardware on Virtual Windows XP on Win 7?

    Hi

    The best place to ask this question would be in our Windows 7 Virtualization Forum where you can get answers directly from some of the Microsoft people who are developing this new project.



    Hope this helps.

     

    Thursday, July 9, 2009 10:08 PM
    Moderator