Text-Mode Setup May Not Identify Some SCSI Adapters as Plug and Play Devices

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When you install either an embedded or add-on I2O controller that requires an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) miniport driver by pressing F6 during Text-mode Setup, Windows 2000 may not correctly identify the SCSI adapter as a Plug and Play device as described in the Windows 2000 Driver Development Kit (DDK). Because of this, Plug and Play may start the PCI driver on the bridge portion of the host bus adapter, causing the adapter not to work.


To resolve this problem, install Windows 2000 from a source that contains Windows 2000 integrated with Service Pack 1 (such as a distribution folder). Also, you must install the SCSI miniport OEM driver during the Text-mode portion of Setup. For additional information about the latest service pack for Windows 2000, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.


Article ID: 267565 - Last Review: February 20, 2007 - Revision: 4.2
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
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