Tyan S2882 Adaptec 7902 WinXP Install issues

Discussion in 'Tyan' started by Frenzy, Apr 14, 2005.

  1. Frenzy

    Frenzy Guest

    I am doing a Windows XP Pro (32-bit) installation on a Tyan S2882

    2x Opteron 1.8ghz procs
    2gb ram
    Seagate U320 ST3146807LC 146GB drive

    After booting into the XP install program, I hit F6, and the adaptec
    7902 driver floppy is recognized.

    I load the "Adaptec Ultra320 SCSI Cards (WinXP/Server 2003 IA-32)
    It appears to work saying "Setup will load support for the following
    mass storage device(s):" listing the adaptec driver.

    It then proceeds for a minute or two, and then gets this error message.

    "Setup cannot copy the file: adpu320.sys"

    I have verified the file is in the correct location on the floppy.

    Has this occured to anyone else, and is there a workaround?

    I noticed on Tyan's homepage that this mobo is not listed as having XP
    Pro support, yet drivers are included.
    Frenzy, Apr 14, 2005
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    Paul Murphy Guest

    The Ultra320 HostRAID drivers from Adaptec www.adaptec.com support that SCSI
    chip so you could try using those. An example of a card which uses such
    drivers on their website is the 39320D-R. If you use such a driver (and they
    have WHQL certified ones for XP), I cant see why that would be a problem
    unless Tyan have made a non-standard implementation of the chip onto their
    board. Make sure you choose the driver for use without host raid enabled if
    you're only going to have the one HDD (and have disabled the raid function
    in the motherboards BIOS).

    Paul Murphy, Apr 16, 2005
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  3. Frenzy

    Frenzy Guest


    I was unable to get any drivers to function with this board. I obtained
    an older adaptec card supported by the XP installer, and installed XP
    with the drive attached to the older card. Then I removed it and hooked
    the drive up to the 7902 and everything works fine.

    Ugly work around, but it saved me wasting more time.

    Thanks for the idea. :)
    Frenzy, Apr 18, 2005
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    Paul Murphy Guest

    I like your crafty work-around and its great the machine is now up and
    running! Did you try my suggestion of using the drivers from Adaptecs
    website or did you use your workaround before you read my post? I'd be very
    surprised if neither the Tyan Provided nor Adaptec Provided drivers would
    correctly install during the "Press F6" part of XPs installation, especially
    if you have a good floppy disk (no damaged sectors) with uncorrupted drivers
    on it and the BIOS was correctly set to match the drivers (i.e. NON-RAID set
    in BIOS and NON-RAID drivers). If you can rule out any of the above as being
    an issue, I suggest that you report it to Tyan so they can either fix the
    bug or advise further. This will mean that next time you want to
    reformat/reinstall, you won't want to have to go through that again.

    Paul Murphy, Apr 19, 2005
  5. Frenzy

    Frenzy Guest

    I have a feeling that it must have had something to do with my specific
    setup. I tried the adaptec drivers as you suggested, on a couple of
    floppy disks to be sure. Windows would do the same thing, load the
    drivers into memory so it could copy install files over to the drive,
    but then fails to find the adpu320.sys file to copy to the driver
    location..which it just used to copy the XP install files over.

    I have a feeling the culprit is the "Corporate" version of windows we
    have at work. It's one of those with everything bundled that we are
    required to install. It must not like the drivers for this specific
    chipset. If I get the chance I'll find a non-tainted version of Windows
    to try sometime.

    Thanks again for your help. :)
    Frenzy, Apr 19, 2005
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