ASPI is not supported by Microsoft for all versions of Windows

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The Advanced SCSI Programming Interface (ASPI) software interface is not supported by Microsoft for all versions of Windows. The ASPI for Win32 is available from Adaptec Corporation. To download the ASPI for Win32, visit the following Web site:
http://www.adaptec.com
For more information about ASPI installation, using ASPI, or coding with ASPI, contact Adaptec.

In Windows NT, Microsoft provides and supports the SCSI Pass Through Interface (SPTI) as a method to send SCSI requests to peripherals. The Win32 DDK includes a SCSI Pass Through sample. In the Windows NT DDK version 4.0, the SPTI sample is in the \Ddk\Src\Storage\Class\Spti folder. In the Windows 2000 DDK, the SPTI sample is in the \Ntddk\Src\Storage\Class\Spti folder.

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If you use the SPTI sample that is available in Windows NT 4.0 on a Windows 2000-based computer, the sample fails and you receive an "ERROR_ACCESS_DENIED (5L)" error message. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
241374 Read and write access required for SCSI pass through requests

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Article ID: 182542 - Last Review: June 30, 2005 - Revision: 3.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Win32 Device Driver Kit for Windows NT 3.5
  • Microsoft Win32 Device Driver Kit for Windows NT 3.5
  • Microsoft Win32 Device Driver Kit for Windows NT 3.51
  • Microsoft Win32 Device Driver Kit for Windows NT 4.0
  • Microsoft Win32 Device Driver Kit for Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows XP Driver Development Kit
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Driver Development Kit (DDK)
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
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