FIX: SCSI Miniport Driver Does Not Reload if the PNPInterface Key is Read Incorrectly

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SYMPTOMS

On a Microsoft Windows 2000-based computer, you may experience a loss of service for the SCSI Adapters because the SCSI port driver does not reload the Adapter miniport drivers, or it loads PNP Miniport drivers as legacy miniport drivers.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because of a code defect in SCSI port driver (Scsiport.sys) on all versions earlier than and including Windows 2000 Service Pack 3. This results in initialization errors, and eventually the SCSI port driver cannot reload adapter drivers.

RESOLUTION

Service Pack Information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack

Hotfix Information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language. The English version of this fix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date          Time    Version        Size     File name    
   ----------------------------------------------------------
   08-Oct-2002   12:34   5.0.2195.6083  73,936   Scsiport.sys
				

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a bug in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4.

MORE INFORMATION

For additional information about how to obtain a hot fix for Windows 2000 Datacenter Server, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
265173 The Datacenter Program and Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
For additional information about how to install multiple hot fixes with only one reboot, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
296861 Use QChain.exe to Install Multiple Hot fixes with One Reboot

Properties

Article ID: 329945 - Last Review: February 27, 2014 - Revision: 5.6
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP2
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP2
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP2
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP3
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