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ASPI Adaptec Driver (ASPI32.SYS)

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paulb

#1
i got an error message of this kind: This problem was caused by ASPI Adaptec
Driver (ASPI32.SYS). ASPI Adaptec Driver (ASPI32.SYS) was created by Adaptec,
Inc..

A solution is available that will solve this problem.

Solution

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Go to the Adaptec, Inc. website to learn more about the solution.

i don't know what to do to fix the problem

where can i download the latest driver for windows vista?
 

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Andrew McLaren

#2
"paulb" <paulb@xxxxxx> wrote...

>i got an error message of this kind: This problem was caused by ASPI
>Adaptec
> Driver (ASPI32.SYS). ASPI Adaptec Driver (ASPI32.SYS) was created by
> Adaptec,
> A solution is available that will solve this problem.
> Solution
> Go to the Adaptec, Inc. website to learn more about the solution.
>
> i don't know what to do to fix the problem
> where can i download the latest driver for windows vista?
Hi Paul,

I think the message means pretty much what it says: you need to go to the
Adaptec website:
http://www.adaptec.com/
and download an updated Vista driver to match the SCSI device in your
machine.

ASPI is "Advanced SCSI Programming Interface". It is software which provides
communication between a SCSI host adaptor and SCSI peripherals, such as a
disk drive or CD-ROM. Your PC probably has a SCSI host adaptor: a card which
the SCSI hard disk is connected to. This card needs specific drivers to
work. The file ASPI32.SYS is part of the SCSI drivers. The drivers for this
hardware are supplied by Adaptec, not by Microsoft. Adaptec release new
versions of the drivers, as bugs are fixed.

On the Adaptec SCSI downloads page:
http://www.adaptec.com/en-US/support/scsi/
and select the device which matches whatever you have installed on your
machine. Follow the links to the drivers download page, and download the
driver for Vista. After you have downloaded the driver package, run it to
install it. Then reboot your system. You should be in business.

Does that help explain things?
--
Andrew McLaren
amclar (at) optusnet dot com dot au
 

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paulb

#3
"Andrew McLaren" wrote:

> "paulb" <paulb@xxxxxx> wrote...

> >i got an error message of this kind: This problem was caused by ASPI
> >Adaptec
> > Driver (ASPI32.SYS). ASPI Adaptec Driver (ASPI32.SYS) was created by
> > Adaptec,
> > A solution is available that will solve this problem.
> > Solution
> > Go to the Adaptec, Inc. website to learn more about the solution.
> >
> > i don't know what to do to fix the problem
> > where can i download the latest driver for windows vista?
>
> Hi Paul,
>
> I think the message means pretty much what it says: you need to go to the
> Adaptec website:
> http://www.adaptec.com/
> and download an updated Vista driver to match the SCSI device in your
> machine.
>
> ASPI is "Advanced SCSI Programming Interface". It is software which provides
> communication between a SCSI host adaptor and SCSI peripherals, such as a
> disk drive or CD-ROM. Your PC probably has a SCSI host adaptor: a card which
> the SCSI hard disk is connected to. This card needs specific drivers to
> work. The file ASPI32.SYS is part of the SCSI drivers. The drivers for this
> hardware are supplied by Adaptec, not by Microsoft. Adaptec release new
> versions of the drivers, as bugs are fixed.
>
> On the Adaptec SCSI downloads page:
> http://www.adaptec.com/en-US/support/scsi/
> and select the device which matches whatever you have installed on your
> machine. Follow the links to the drivers download page, and download the
> driver for Vista. After you have downloaded the driver package, run it to
> install it. Then reboot your system. You should be in business.
>
> Does that help explain things?
> --
> Andrew McLaren
> amclar (at) optusnet dot com dot au
>
> How do i tell what my device is to find the correct driver?
 

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Andrew McLaren

#4
"paulb" <paulb@xxxxxx> wrote...

> How do i tell what my device is to find the correct driver?
Hi Paul,

Uh, well ... that's one of the things you, as the operator, are supposed to
know about your own machine. But obviously this can be difficult, for
non-specialist users.

The first thing would be to check the documentation that came with your PC.
This would probably list the major hardware components and drivers required.
If the machine is under any kind of support contract, you can also contact
the manufacturer (Dell, HP, Lenovo, whoever) and ask them. If you don't have
documentation and no support avenues, you may need to identify the component
by examining the machine yourself.

Look in Device Manager. Go to Control Panel, System, and click on Device
Manager in the left-hand column. Enter the administrator consent, if
prompted. When the Device Manager window opens, go down to the "Storage
Controllers" branch. You'll be looking for a device with a name like
"Adaptec U320 Host Controller" or similar. The device identified here is the
device you need to download the driver for. Highlight the device,
right-click and choose Properties. Under the Driver tab, click Driver
Details - you'll probably see ASPI32.SYS listed as one of the driver files.

If your machine is a slightly older model, it's possible the ASPI driver is
being used for a CD-ROM drive on an ATAPI interface; rather than by a real
SCSI card. Early CD-ROM drives used ASPI as a kind of emulation layer, even
though they are not actually true SCSI devices. Check the driver details for
your CD-ROM drive - if ASPI32.SYS is listed, you may need to check with the
manufacturer of the CD-ROM drive, to see if they have updated drivers for
Vista (they would probably have licensed code from Adaptec and re-packaged
it into their own driver package).

If you are having trouble identifying the right device using Device Manager,
you may find a third-party inventory tool easier to use. I highly recommend
the very excellent SIW (System Information for Windows), written by Gabriel
Topala - and, it's free!:
http://www.gtopala.com/

If all else fails, here's the technique I use to analyse unknown hardware.
First, empty your mind of distracting thoughts and focus on an imaginary
beam of light, streaming from the centre of the Cosmos down into your brain.
Then place your hands onto the outside case of the machine in question. Now
think very deeply, about the information that you need to know. Focus on the
knowledge you seek. After a short while, you will find that the information
arises spontaneously in your mind, and you will have the answer. This has
worked for me, many times! although I must admit, less technical users often
have only limited success.

If this technique doesn't work, then ... sorry, I dunno. I guess you might
need to find a computer literate buddy locally, to come look at the machine
for you and work out what is going on. Alternatively, drop me an email
offline and I'll tell you how to send me a hardware inventory from your
machine. I may be able to identify the device in question - but no promises,
as I am pretty busy at the moment with work, family and stuff.
--
Andrew McLaren
amclar (at) optusnet dot com dot au
 

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paulb

#5
thank you , i had a bit of a knowledge blank, usually i'm pretty good at
these things.

"Andrew McLaren" wrote:

> "paulb" <paulb@xxxxxx> wrote...

> > How do i tell what my device is to find the correct driver?
>
> Hi Paul,
>
> Uh, well ... that's one of the things you, as the operator, are supposed to
> know about your own machine. But obviously this can be difficult, for
> non-specialist users.
>
> The first thing would be to check the documentation that came with your PC.
> This would probably list the major hardware components and drivers required.
> If the machine is under any kind of support contract, you can also contact
> the manufacturer (Dell, HP, Lenovo, whoever) and ask them. If you don't have
> documentation and no support avenues, you may need to identify the component
> by examining the machine yourself.
>
> Look in Device Manager. Go to Control Panel, System, and click on Device
> Manager in the left-hand column. Enter the administrator consent, if
> prompted. When the Device Manager window opens, go down to the "Storage
> Controllers" branch. You'll be looking for a device with a name like
> "Adaptec U320 Host Controller" or similar. The device identified here is the
> device you need to download the driver for. Highlight the device,
> right-click and choose Properties. Under the Driver tab, click Driver
> Details - you'll probably see ASPI32.SYS listed as one of the driver files.
>
> If your machine is a slightly older model, it's possible the ASPI driver is
> being used for a CD-ROM drive on an ATAPI interface; rather than by a real
> SCSI card. Early CD-ROM drives used ASPI as a kind of emulation layer, even
> though they are not actually true SCSI devices. Check the driver details for
> your CD-ROM drive - if ASPI32.SYS is listed, you may need to check with the
> manufacturer of the CD-ROM drive, to see if they have updated drivers for
> Vista (they would probably have licensed code from Adaptec and re-packaged
> it into their own driver package).
>
> If you are having trouble identifying the right device using Device Manager,
> you may find a third-party inventory tool easier to use. I highly recommend
> the very excellent SIW (System Information for Windows), written by Gabriel
> Topala - and, it's free!:
> http://www.gtopala.com/
>
> If all else fails, here's the technique I use to analyse unknown hardware.
> First, empty your mind of distracting thoughts and focus on an imaginary
> beam of light, streaming from the centre of the Cosmos down into your brain.
> Then place your hands onto the outside case of the machine in question. Now
> think very deeply, about the information that you need to know. Focus on the
> knowledge you seek. After a short while, you will find that the information
> arises spontaneously in your mind, and you will have the answer. This has
> worked for me, many times! although I must admit, less technical users often
> have only limited success.
>
> If this technique doesn't work, then ... sorry, I dunno. I guess you might
> need to find a computer literate buddy locally, to come look at the machine
> for you and work out what is going on. Alternatively, drop me an email
> offline and I'll tell you how to send me a hardware inventory from your
> machine. I may be able to identify the device in question - but no promises,
> as I am pretty busy at the moment with work, family and stuff.
> --
> Andrew McLaren
> amclar (at) optusnet dot com dot au
>
>
 

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Andrew McLaren

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"paulb" <paulb@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> thank you , i had a bit of a knowledge blank, usually i'm pretty good at
> these things.
Good luck, & luck me know if you get stuck.

--
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amclar (at) optusnet dot com dot au
 

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paulb

#7
I can't figure out which device is giving me the error, if i knew that, i'd
know what i'm looking for when searching for the drivers.

"Andrew McLaren" wrote:

> "paulb" <paulb@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:4FAB00AB-F359-4280-A7A4-A7564366022D@xxxxxx

> > thank you , i had a bit of a knowledge blank, usually i'm pretty good at
> > these things.
>
> Good luck, & luck me know if you get stuck.
>
> --
> Andrew McLaren
> amclar (at) optusnet dot com dot au
>
>
 

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Andrew McLaren

#8
"paulb" <paulb@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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>I can't figure out which device is giving me the error, if i knew that, i'd
> know what i'm looking for when searching for the drivers.
If you don't mind proceeding on an "all care but no responsibility" basis,
drop me an email to the email below for detailed instructions.

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