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SCSI drives on new Win 2000 install

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August 23, 2004 12:32:46 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup (More info?)

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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August 23, 2004 1:40:34 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup (More info?)

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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"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
!