How do I update the drivers on my SCSI adapter?

Question

Am having trouble downloading driver upgrade to Adaptec host adapter 2940. Windows 98 message reads have best driver available and I cannot go any further. My problem is that I have to reinstall the ASPIIF.exe file which is probably corrupted because other programs cannot find it and give me that information in an error message. is there some way I can replace that file into the Adaptec driver??

What do you suggest....

Answer

This question was answered on August 22, 1999. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

You need to know what model of 2940 card you have Also, what device are you connecting to the SCSI adapter that you're having problems with? There are currently 5 models of 2940 card ranging from regular 50-pin to Ultra Wide 2.

If you go to adaptec's web page at:

www.adaptec.com/support/overview/scsiha.html

you can select your adapter and download the current drivers for it The best bet would be getting the family manager set which contains drivers for all supported operating systems If there is a BIOS update for your card you might consider getting that, too

Once you have those files downloaded make a directory on your hard drive that you can extract them to Get the files extracted and now you can start reloading the driver for the SCSI adapter.

Right-click My Computer and select properties Click the Device Manager tab at the top Find the entry for SCSI adapters, expand the tree and double-click on the adapter that needs the new drivers This brings up another window for properties on the selected device At the top there should be a driver tab; click this once This window shows driver file details and a button to update the driver Click update, tell Windows next, you want to search for a new driver, select search, uncheck all the boxes except for specify location, now point to the directory where you extracted the files to Windows might tell you that your current drivers are a better match but you should use the new driver you downloaded anyways Now Windows should list the driver that you want installed Tell Windows that that is the correct driver and click next Click finish once the new driver has been installed and reboot the machine If you're still having problems afterwards you might need to have your system checked in at a local repair shop.

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Posted by Ken of Data Doctors on August 22, 1999