This article describes how to pre-install third-party mass
storage drivers on the Microsoft Windows 2000 platform. This article assumes that
the drivers that are supplied by the third party are using the Txtsetup.oem
method for installation.
This example assumes that you are preinstalling the drivers
by using a distribution folder and that the distribution folder has already
- If it does not already exist, create a $OEM$ directory
under your distribution folder. For example:
- Create a directory named TEXTMODE under the $OEM$
directory. For example:
- Copy the driver files from the third party into this
directory. This consists of a Txtsetup.oem file and at least one driver file
(the .sys file), although there may be more. Copy all of the files into the
- Edit the X:\i386\$OEM$\Textmode\Txtsetup.oem file by using
any standard text editor such as Notepad or EDIT.
- If you have partitioned or formatted your hard disk drive
with the File Allocation Table (FAT) or FAT32 file system and you initiate
setup with Winnt.exe from Disk Operating System (DOS), then configure your
Txtsetup.oem like this:
you have partitioned or formatted your hard disk drive with the New Technology
File System (NTFS) and you initiate Windows Setup with Winnt32.exe from within
a currently-running version of Windows, then configure your Txtsetup.oem like
d1 = "Windows 2000 Driver Set v1.00", w2kdsk1, . <--- Note the period at the end of the line.
d1 = "Windows 2000 Driver Set v1.00", w2kdsk1, \ <--- Note the backslash at the end of the line.
- Save the file.
- Edit the Unattend.txt file that you are using to perform
your unattended installation by using any standard text editor such as Notepad
- Create the following section:
"string that identifies the controller in the [scsi] section of TXTSETUP.OEM" = "OEM".
"Adaptec Ultra160 Family PCI SCSI Controller (29160, 39160, etc.)" = "OEM"
NOTE: If you also use this same unattend file on systems with IDE
controllers that start using the in-box drivers, then also add the following to
the [MassStorageDrivers] section, otherwise you receive an "Inaccessible Boot
Device" blue screen error message during the text mode setup:
"IDE CD-ROM (ATAPI 1.2)/PCI IDE Controller" = "RETAIL"
- Also in the Unattend.txt file, create [OEMBootFiles] and
list the files that you copied into the textmode folder (in step 3) into this
section. This should include an .inf, .sys, and for Windows 2000 a .cat file.
- Make sure that OemPreinstall=Yes is in the [Unattended] section of your unattend file or the
drivers will not be recognized by the setup.
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Article ID: 288344 - Last Review: February 23, 2007 - Revision: 3.4
- Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
- Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
- Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
- Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server