SCSI drives on new Win 2000 install

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I was running a SCSI drive on a WIN 2000 machine. I
added some hardware and one of the drivers was for
WIn98. In attempting to upgrade to WIN 200 drivers, I
must have deleted more than I should have. I am able to
boot from the old SCSI, but keep getting STOP errors and
memery dumps. I figured the easiest way to solve the
problem was to take an extra SCSI drive, format it and
use the WIN 2000 CD to install a fresh OS. However, if I
press F6 during setup, it prompts me to place a disk in
drive A to read the SCSI driver. The driver came on a
CD. Its too big to fit on floppy and I can't get the
setup to prompt me to switch over to the CD drives rather
than the floppy. Any suggestions?

I also tried to use the original SCSI as the boot (no
pins and thus is assigned drive 0) and then pinned the
new SCSI drive as drive 1. I was concerned that I might
get a stop error or memory dump in the middle of the
install, but thought it might be worth the risk. Then I
tried the install directly from the WIN 2000 CD. It
appears to be installing to drive 0 and I do not see any
prompts for directing the install on a specific drive.
It just defaults to 0 which it has assigned as drive C.

ANY help is appreciated.

BRIAN
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    The driver must be installed from floppy. The files you need will fit you
    won't need the entire contents of the CD-Rom on floppy.

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    Regards,

    Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
    Microsoft Certified Professional
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    "Brian" wrote:
    |I was running a SCSI drive on a WIN 2000 machine. I
    | added some hardware and one of the drivers was for
    | WIn98. In attempting to upgrade to WIN 200 drivers, I
    | must have deleted more than I should have. I am able to
    | boot from the old SCSI, but keep getting STOP errors and
    | memery dumps. I figured the easiest way to solve the
    | problem was to take an extra SCSI drive, format it and
    | use the WIN 2000 CD to install a fresh OS. However, if I
    | press F6 during setup, it prompts me to place a disk in
    | drive A to read the SCSI driver. The driver came on a
    | CD. Its too big to fit on floppy and I can't get the
    | setup to prompt me to switch over to the CD drives rather
    | than the floppy. Any suggestions?
    |
    | I also tried to use the original SCSI as the boot (no
    | pins and thus is assigned drive 0) and then pinned the
    | new SCSI drive as drive 1. I was concerned that I might
    | get a stop error or memory dump in the middle of the
    | install, but thought it might be worth the risk. Then I
    | tried the install directly from the WIN 2000 CD. It
    | appears to be installing to drive 0 and I do not see any
    | prompts for directing the install on a specific drive.
    | It just defaults to 0 which it has assigned as drive C.
    |
    | ANY help is appreciated.
    |
    | BRIAN
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