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SCSI/IDE Win2K-How To Force Boot From SCSI (existing)

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I have an old functioning Compaq Proliant Server running Win2k Server from a SCSI HDD.  I needed more diskspace for data files, so I installed a Maxtor Ultra ATA/100 PCI Adaptor Card (http://www.maxtor.com/en/documentation/installation_guides/ultra_ata_100_installation_guide.pdf) which allows me to add an IDE HDD (the Maxtor adaptor allows up to 4 IDE HDD's).  

I successfully installed the Adaptor Card, the associated driver, and the IDE HDD.

Issue: When I boot the system, it attempts to unsuccessly boot from the new IDE HDD; not from the existing SCSI HDD, which is what I need/want.

I tried several things ... finally the most likely solution appears to edit the existing BOOT.INI file:

==>Before and after the Adaptor Card/IDE installation, the file contains:
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect

==> In attempt to fix issue, I edited the file to contain the following - to (try) a force the system to boot from the SCSI HDD:
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=scsi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT
[operating systems]
scsi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect

==> This is NOT work.

Any idea? I think I may be in the right track, I may have incorrectly setup the "=scsi(w)disk(x)rdisk(y)partition(z)" phrase (i.e. parameters w,x,y,z).

Sorry for the measily 75pts, but that is all I have (new to this site).  Any help is appreciated.
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