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    Loopy Error

    Trying to install an SCSI scanner on NT4......
    Driver for the Adaptec SCSI card (AVA-1502) is Sparrow.sys - supplied with NT4. Install as instructed, then after reboot, get Event 7026 from the service control manager, description: "The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: Sparrow "

    Go to devices in control panel, try to start Sparrow, and get the following message: 'Could not start the Sparrow service on #####. Error 2182: The requested service has already been started'

    The system (hardly surprisingly) cannot see the device or the SCSI adapter. Anybody got any suggestions?

    PS: There are no apparent IRQ or I0 port conflicts.

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    Re: Loopy Error

    From <A target="_blank" HREF="http://www.jsifaq.com/SUBD/tip1500/rh1500.htm">How do I get the Sparrow driver to use a different IRQ?
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    While it appears that the Sparrow.sys driver is hard coded for IRQ 11, you can change the IRQ assignment by using the registry.
    Use Regedt32 to navigate to:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESystemCurrentControlSetServicesS parrow

    On the Edit menu, Add Key name Parameters.
    Select the Parameters sub-key and Add Key name Device#, where # is 0 if this is your only adapter (see HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEHARDWAREDEVICEMAPScsiScsi Port #).

    Select the Device# sub-key and Add Value name DriverParameter, as a type REG_SZ. Set the string data to IRQ=12 (or any valid IRQ)

    You must shutdown and restart Windows NT for this change to be recognized.

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    Re: Loopy Error

    Thanks Kaplinb.

    I've just (like 10 minutes ago) solved the problem. The card has been sitting quietly in the same ISA slot for a couple of years - thus no reason to think it was a 'true' hardware issue. Despite this, and because it was the only step I hadn't tried, I moved the card to another slot..... Boot up, and voila, the hardware wizard spotted it. <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15>

    Installed sparrow, and all now well. <img src=/S/bingo.gif border=0 alt=bingo width=15 height=22>

    Thanks for your time Kaplinb - apologies for posting too early - hope this thread helps sbdy sometime.... <img src=/S/grovel.gif border=0 alt=grovel width=31 height=23>

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