installing windows 2000 on SCSI drive

Hello
I am trying to install windows 2000 on a new system (P4 2.8 GHz) with only one SCSI drive...

The windows installation couldn't find a drive to install...

I tried using th eoption F6, but I got an error ...

It is my first time to install a windows version on SCSI drive... I am sure that I am missing something to do...

Can you help me please..
I am willing to give you any information you need...

Thank you in advance
Dany
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bgbeerCommented:
Hi, did you have the floppy for the scsi device at the time you used the f6 key?
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dnamroudAuthor Commented:
After pressing on the F6 key
I am getting the following message:
Setup was unable to load suppoort for the mass storage device you specified.
...
the specify additional SCSI adapters, CD-ROM,...... press "S"

but when i press on the "S", I am getting the following error:
An expected error(0) ocured at line 962 in D:\nt\private\ntos\boot\setup\oemdisk.c
press any key to continue.

I already build a disk from a CD for my SCSI adapter, but I don't know when the system will ask for it...

Thank you

Dany

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dnamroudAuthor Commented:
Di I need to boot first on the Disk and than CD or how

Thank you
Dany
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bgbeerCommented:
you need to boot from cdrom and then press f6 to add the drivers for the scsi drivers.

do you have the drivers disk for the scsi or raid array?
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dnamroudAuthor Commented:
for SCSI

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dnamroudAuthor Commented:
Let me ask this question: do you know why I am getting this error :

An expected error(0) occured at line 962 in D:\nt\private\ntos\boot\setup\oemdisk.c
press any key to continue.
Thank you

Dany
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dnamroudAuthor Commented:
I found the solution for this problem:

for an unknown reason my drive A was disabled. so when windows installer tried to access this drive it returned me this error:

An expected error(0) occured at line 962 in D:\nt\private\ntos\boot\setup\oemdisk.c
press any key to continue.

All what i did is i reset my Bios so my drive A was active again and i did install my windows 2000 on my SCSI drive

Thank you for your help

Dany
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bgbeerCommented:
I question what you did because you never mentioned having a problem with the floppy drive or even inserting the disk that I asked you if you had.

how did you come up with this remedy?

please explain.
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dnamroudAuthor Commented:
what i did was simple:

First i was not aware about any problem with my floppy, i just discovered that...
Second, i had a feeling that my CD (windows 2000) contains few errors while he is trying to access some locations

For this reason i had to choices: get another windows 2000 or try to install windows 2003 but i prefered the second option...

when i couldn't install windows 2000, I did install Windows 2003 (evaluation copy) ...
Windows 2003 didn't ask me for any drive to insert or any driver for my SCSI...

After installation ,  i tried to access to drive a and see what is inside my drive A,
Drive A was unaccessible... so i checked the Bios and i see that this drive was disabled...

I enabled this drive and I tried again as what i did the first time, I pressed F6 and here we go, the system asked me to insert the disk into the drive A and I didn't see the error...

thank you

Dany


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