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Hard drive recognized as SCSI

By ingeborgdot
Dec 23, 2007
  1. I am helping my brother in law out trying to do a non destructive repair using the installation disc. When we went through all the steps and got to the section that shows the hard drives it does not recognize the hard drive and won't let us do a repair. If we wanted to do a clean install it still would not recognize the hdd.
    I decided to check bios and see what was recognized and in the hdd section it showed that the hdd was a SCSI. It is not a SCSI drive. We checked PC Wizard 2008 and it showed SCSI. All the places show that it is a SCSI. What is causing this? It is not a SCSI drive but a SATA drive. Can anyone tell me what has happened?
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,449   +324

    it is SCSI emulation. Some USB drives show up this way too.
     
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Yes, many SATA controllers pretend to be SCSI. It is perfectly normal.
     
  4. ingeborgdot

    ingeborgdot TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 759

    Yes, and by hitting the F6 key we installed the drivers needed and it worked but now more problems after the repair. Windows update says we need a bunch of SP2 updates. After downloading and trying to install all installs fail.
     
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,449   +324

    we need specific error messages from the updates ....
     
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