Trouble with an internal IDE-Zip Drive

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pntgrd

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I am trying to get an ide Zip drive to work. Since all the onboard ide ports are full, 2 hdd's, DVD, CDRW Burner, I picked up a Promise ATA-66 pci controller card. XP picks the card up just fine with no conflicts. Zip drive is also picked up but as a scsi device. My old parallel showed as scsi, too, so I don't know if that is a problem. My trouble is that when you first start up the computer and go to Win Explorer, you can read what is on a Zip disk, but after that you cannot refresh what is listed. Change a disk and it will still show what was on the first disk. Shutdown Explorer and try new disk, still shows the first one. Copy a file to a new one, it will show it adding to the original. The ONLY thing that will get a different listing is a total reboot. I an running 4 in 1 4.37 but NO ide Busmaster driver and NO mini-port. Just ZP's Via ide driver and the AGP update and the 4 in 1 .inf. Anyone else run into this?
 
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pntgrd

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Tried all above but no go

I could not get the Zip to work on the Promise card at all, same problems as posted. But, I tried the Zip on my secondary ide on the m/b and it works fine. So I just moved my DVD and Plextor to the Promise card and they work fine off it. The DVD is a Mode 4 and the burner is a mode 2. Tried them both as masters on seperate channels but the burner seems to prefer being a slave to the dvd (kinky, huh). Had an old 6.4gig Quantum so I stuck that on the secondary. So lets see now, 3 hdd's, 1 Zip, 1 DVD and 1 CDRW, plus a pci USB card and the onboard USB all living in harmony WITHOUT acpi enabled. I am pleasantly surprised. I even installed the Serious Sam 2 demo on the 6.4g and played it to the end without a hickup.
Hmmmm, now what can I tweak????
:)
 
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housedrx

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the promise card and the mobo raid channels do not accept cd-roms or zip drives. You can only connect HD's
 
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pntgrd

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Actually the Promise card will work just fine with the Zip under ME and 2000. in fact it IS working just fine with the Zip now that I dumped XP and went back to 2000. This problem and the incompatibilities with InCD finally irritated me enough. I will wait for a Service Pack or two before I try XP again.
 

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