Tyan Thunder i7505 + Adaptec 29320-R

Discussion in 'Tyan' started by TonyD, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. TonyD

    TonyD Guest

    Hi all,

    I have a Tyan Thunder i7505 dual Xeon 3.06Ghz 533Mhz FSB Processors and
    4Gb Kingston DDR-266 Ram. I also have a Adaptec 29320-R SCSI controller card
    and get a strange Error Message on boot up as follows:

    Expansion Rom not intialised - PCI Mass Storage Controller in slot 05 Bus:3,
    Device:2, Function:01
    Press <F1> to resume, <F2> to setup.

    Problem happens after SCSI card post, F1 boots normally and works. F2 enters
    bios and slot 5 has no card in it and the bios reports this. The card is in
    slot 4????
    Has anyone seem a problem like this?

    TonyD, Mar 9, 2005
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  2. Update to the latest BIOS for the motherboard and disable any option
    ROMs not needed for the machine to boot. This is usually caused by too many
    hardware devices extending the BIOS and not enough space being left for the
    SCSI card. Google for "expansion rom not initialized" (in quotes) for more

    David Schwartz, Mar 9, 2005
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  3. TonyD

    TonyD Guest

    Thanks for that David,

    I disabled all expansion roms except the SCSI card and fixed the problem,
    much appreciated!!!

    TonyD, Mar 9, 2005
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