Incorrect Recommendation for BIOS Upgrade for Always SCSI (75470)

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

This article was previously published under Q75470


If you have an Always Technologies SCSI controller card and are installing the Microsoft MS-DOS 5 Upgrade, a warning message similar to the following may be displayed during installation:

If you are using a Western Digital WD 7000 FASST or AT/XT SCSI controller with hard-disk ROM version 3.35 or earlier, contact your vendor for an upgrade before installing MS-DOS 5.0.
This warning can also be found in section 2.14 of the README.TXT file shipped with the Microsoft MS-DOS 5 Upgrade package.


The current ROM BIOS revision of Always Technologies SCSI controllers is 3.33. The Setup program will display the above warning, suggesting that you obtain an upgrade. This warning is only intended for systems with Western Digital SCSI controllers; if your system doesn't have one, the error message should be ignored. The products included here are manufactured by vendors independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding these product's performance or reliability.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/22/1999
Keywords: KB75470