If you’re not sure about upgrading from the factory BIOS, here’s one thing: Oh well at least XP works flawlessly as my main workhorse and sees all the hardware. Well I did a little light surgery and replaced the Adaptec sa with a generic Bafo vintage sata controller and low and behold it works with both Vista and XP. Hum, this thread is two years old and the last post is from a year ago. Here’s what I’ve done: Hi DragonMaster and thank you for keeping this thread alive.
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Browse and use the b????. This leads me to believe there is a proprietary quirk for lack of a better term in the design of the sa and it may not have followed the Silicon Image design specification, but of course thats only speculation.
Adaptec’s 1205SA users, here’s what I sent to Adaptec
Here are the lines to add in the INF file: I have since upgraded the driver to 1. So, you’ve installed the latest drivers and the flashing utility doesn’t recognize the card? For the driver, I modified the INF files a bit. Newer BIOSes allow you to plug in optical drives as well.
Why even take the time to respond as you did?
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Here’s the new stuff in case you don’t want to read the old topic: To update your BIOS, you will need the latest driver. Hopefully it will be able to work with Vista in the future. I am using a 32 bit driver and a 32 bit version of Vista Business. Phones by Jessica Dolcourt Dec 10, I just finished updating the Bios- much faster now!
The biggest changes you’ll see are in the boot screen, it takes half the time to load and the devices are not listed the 120sa way.
System Requirements OS Required. Do you think you could upload your controllr modified INF file so that I don’t have to make the changes myself?
Adaptec’s SA users, here’s what I sent to Adaptec – TechSpot Forums
Phones by Jessica Dolcourt Dec 5, XP Pro is running on an HD off a sata controller on the motherboard. I will now go into testing mode with this generic card and make sure it is fully operational. ValDar can you help? People are buying 4G LTE laptops — and then not activating LTE Lenovo has found people buy its Qualcomm-powered always-connected PCs more for their long battery life than the fact they’re always connected.
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Well I did a little light surgery and replaced the Adaptec sa with a generic Bafo vintage sata controller and low and behold it works with both Vista and XP. Here’s what it costs to keep CEOs of the nation’s top companies safe Aug 10, I came upon this site searching for Adaptec driver updates and came across your info on using the updated silicon image drivers and Bios as Adaptec do not support the sa anymore.
Everything is working fine. Thanks again for the info in trying to solve this problem.
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Here’s what I’ve done: Solsman Dec 12, You only have to say that you want to use the driver when Windows is telling you that the driver is not made for that device The SA’s ID strings are not present without mods to the INF file.
Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate. This board does not seem to allow INF files as attachments so I coverted the INF to TXT, so make sure you use an inf container, it has the gear displayed in the file and just replace the stock file if you wish.