ADVANSYS ABP930 SCSI XP DRIVERS

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    I'm trying to locate drivers for an advansys scsi card. It has ABP-930/40UA and ABP-960/70UA on the board. Usually its as easy as finding the manufacturer, and selecting from a drop down list, but this has got me stumped. What I am seeking is XP drivers. Do they exist? Thanks if u can help...
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