Future Domain SCSI Controllers Require BIOS Upgrade (74499)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0a

This article was previously published under Q74499


To successfully install Microsoft MS-DOS version 5.0 on a system containing a Future Domain SCSI controller card, you must obtain a ROM BIOS upgrade for the card.


The following information was obtained from Future Domain technical support:
    Future Domain 8-bit SCSI controllers require ROM BIOS version 7.0.
    Future Domain 16-bit SCSI controllers require ROM BIOS version 2.0.
Without the correct ROM BIOS version, Setup will not be able to see the hard disk. The version of ROM BIOS for the controller card is displayed during the boot sequence. To obtain a ROM BIOS upgrade or further technical support from Future Domain, please contact FDC Technical Support.

Before contacting FDC, please have the following information available:
    Model of the FDC host adapter you are installing
    Version of the FDC host adapter BIOS
    FDC host adapter jumper settings
    Version of the FDC software being used
    Exact error message as shown on the screen
    Stage of installation where error message occured.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 9/30/2003
Keywords: KB74499