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Reply 20 of 29, by 1ST1

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Yes, I got the 3Com 3c579 up and running. But currently no AUI 10baseT transceiver, but Windows 2000 was happy loading the card's driver.

At the moment, after finding the CFG file and drivers on a taiwanese university ftp server I try to add a Cogent E/Master III network card. But only NT driver, not 2000, so it would not work.

Reply 21 of 29, by 1ST1

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The 3Com 3C579 network card is installed fine in Win 2000. But I can't test functionallity because first I would need a aui to 10base-t transceiver (just ordered one). I also found a CFG file for the Cogent E/Master-III (em932) card, but, I have no 2000 driver, only NT4 and that is not accepted by 2000.

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That are the beasts, both detected by EISA-Setup, 3Com fine in Win2K. I will not use them in the SNX, as they are reserved for the restauration of my two pcs. of Olivetti LSX 5020 486EISA machines...

Reply 22 of 29, by CoffeeOne

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1ST1 wrote on 2020-02-01, 20:36:
The 3Com 3C579 network card is installed fine in Win 2000. But I can't test functionallity because first I would need a aui to 1 […]
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The 3Com 3C579 network card is installed fine in Win 2000. But I can't test functionallity because first I would need a aui to 10base-t transceiver (just ordered one). I also found a CFG file for the Cogent E/Master-III (em932) card, but, I have no 2000 driver, only NT4 and that is not accepted by 2000.

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That are the beasts, both detected by EISA-Setup, 3Com fine in Win2K. I will not use them in the SNX, as they are reserved for the restauration of my two pcs. of Olivetti LSX 5020 486EISA machines...

OK, fine. So the 3Com EISA works under Windows 2000. Was it automatically detected by Windows 2000?

Reply 23 of 29, by 1ST1

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No, I had to add it manually with the hardware assistant.

Now I have an Adaptec 1540CF in that PC as the 2nd controller. I prefered to have an EISA SCSI controller in there, but maybe not possible with the 1740 as no drivers available. The 1540CF works fine after adding it manually in the hardware assistant.

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Reply 24 of 29, by CoffeeOne

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1ST1 wrote on 2020-02-02, 00:46:

No, I had to add it manually with the hardware assistant.

Now I have an Adaptec 1540CF in that PC as the 2nd controller. I prefered to have an EISA SCSI controller in there, but maybe not possible with the 1740 as no drivers available. The 1540CF works fine after adding it manually in the hardware assistant.

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Perfect, so problem solved. Your Windows 2000 installation works correctly, no principle problem with EISA cards.
Honestly spoken I don't know which EISA controllers have drivers for windows 2000, maybe newer ones from HP or DPT. For sporadic usage of an external SCSI device, the 1540 should be good enough though(?).
I still believe that Windows 2000 is not a good OS choice for that machine. But maybe you see it as challenge, what is the weakest possible hardware to run Win2k, then it makes sense.
Upgrading RAM would help, but over 64MB you have a slowdown, because the cachable area is only 64MB with that chipset. Because of the resources Windows 2000 usually needs, 256MB would still make sense IMHO.

Reply 25 of 29, by 1ST1

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The 3com successfully installed.

The machine is definitively not the fastest, but after boot on desktop, taskmanager displays just 6,5 MB of used memory out of 32 MB. So, where is the problem?

The Weitek P9100 based graphics card gave the machine some remarkable performance boost, compared to the onboard 512kB trident chipset.

Reply 27 of 29, by 1ST1

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Yes, you are right, I have overseen one digit... It is using more than 70MB, much is swapped out. But it's still running acceptable speed.

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As soon I get another 32MB I'll add, or even more. Non cached memory is still better than no memory. And I plan to add a 2nd harddisk which will be used for Win97SE/DOS7.

Reply 28 of 29, by PC_de

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1ST1 wrote on 2020-01-26, 11:28:

Hello, I am new to here. Maybe someone can help me to fix that?

I have some trouble with my Olivetti SNX140/S system regarding SCSI cards and Windows 2000 (SP4). The SNX140/S is a medium size tower PC originally designed as a small office server. So it has Pentium 166 CPU, PCI+EISA bus (3PCI+3EISA slots, one of each shared), 32 MB RAM (expandable to 256 MB), onboard AIC-7850 PCI SCSI controller (I think thats the same as a AHA-2940) and onboard Trident PCI VGA card with 512 kB RAM.

Did you have the Configuration Software? I have a SNX 160S? Thank you!

Reply 29 of 29, by 1ST1

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Ah, you are here also... When you asked, no. Now after recieving the machine (thank ylou!!!) and sleepless nights I finally found all files for complete SNX famkily including also the dual/quad Pentium Pro machines of the SNX 200/400 series somewere in the internet. The SNX 160/s will be rebuild.