Loading SMARTDRV.SYS High with Adaptec Controller Hangs System (72735)
The information in this article applies to:
• Microsoft MS-DOS operating system
This article was previously published under Q72735
If SMARTDRV.SYS is loaded high on a system with a Micropolis 330 MB
hard disk model #1578-15 with Adaptec Controller model #1542-B,
and it is partitioned into a single drive, the system will hang.
Loading SMARTDRV.SYS low before loading anything high solves the
The disk transfers to the upper memory block (UMB) are not being put
at the right addresses because the controller is not mapping addresses
correctly. The only workaround available is to load SMARTDRV.SYS low
(in conventional memory).
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