I’ve just got my new (well old actually!) plextor 8/20 internal cd-r drive, along with an Adaptec 2904 PCI SCSI card and 50 pin cable. The SCSI card installed fine and was auto detected by WinXP Pro (SP1). I then shut down and attached the cable to the cd drive and the SCSI card.
Windows booted fine and the pc ran smoothly for about 5 seconds until it just froze with no warning messages. I restarted and detached the cd drive from the SCSI bus and everything was fine again. Whatever i do i can’t seem to get the drive to work - or to get Windows to run with the drive hooked up!
I have no clue how SCSI buses work so i could be missing something very obvious, but any help given would be much appreciated!