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Installing 98 driver

Installation Instructions

If you are performing a first time Windows 98 installation, see the "Installing the Driver When Installing Windows 98" section, below. If Windows 98 is already installed on your system, see the "Updating the Driver for Windows 98" section.

 
Installing the Driver When Installing Windows 98

A fresh Windows 98 installation will attempt to detect all Adaptec SCSI host adapters in your system. If it is unable to do so, follow the instructions in the "Updating the Driver for Windows 98" section below.

Note: When Windows 98 starts, if "New Hardware Found" is displayed, select "Driver from disk provided by hardware manufacturer". Insert your Adaptec 7800 Family Manager Set v3.02.2 diskette and type a:\win9x as the path; follow the on-screen instructions.

 
Updating the Driver for Windows 98

To update or install the aic78xx.mpd or aic78u2.mpd driver if Windows 98 is already installed, follow these instructions:

  1. Start Windows 98.
  2. Click the Start button on the Windows 98 task bar, and then point to Settings.
  3. Click Control Panel.
  4. Double-click the System icon.
  5. On the Device Manager tab.
  6. Click the plus sign next to the SCSI controller icon.
    Note: If Windows 98 cannot determine the type of host adapter installed in your computer, a yellow question mark labeled "Other devices" appears instead of the SCSI controller icon. To continue, click the plus sign next to the question mark; a yellow question mark labeled "PCI SCSI Bus Controller" then appears.
  7. Double-click the 7800 Family host adapter you wish to update, or if a yellow question mark labeled "PCI SCSI Bus Controller" is displayed, double-click the question mark.
  8. Select the Driver tab.
  9. Click Update Driver.
  10. Insert the Adaptec 7800 Family Manager Set diskette into drive A:.
  11. In the Update Device Driver Wizard, click Next.
  12. Select the button for "Search for a better driver than the one your device is using now. (Recommended)". Click Next.
  13. Select "Specify a location".
  14. In the "Specify a location" edit box, type "a:\win9x", then click Next.
  15. When Windows indicates "Location of driver: A:\win9x\aic78xx.inf", click Next.
  16. Windows will now copy the files for your host adapter.
  17. Click "Finish".
  18. You must restart your computer for the changes to take effect.


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