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Installing a windows operating system on a computer having an SCSI HDD

By vincentnji ·
I recently wanted to install A windows XP sp2 operating sytem on a computer have a SMALL CIMPUTER SYSTEM INTERFACE addapter and to which hard drives where connected. and did not succeed because the HDD where not vissible in the BIOS but where seen on A SCSI diagnostic sreen. when I try to istall fresh copy Of the OS , even after pressing F6 to install SCSI drivers I still get the message no HDD are found on the sysrem. Please what can be a possible solution to the problem.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Installing a windows oper ...

Try reposting this in the 'Q&A' forum. The 'Discussion' forum is for matters of general discussion, not specific problems in search of a solution. The 'Water Cooler' is for non-technical discussions. You can submit a question to 'Q&A' here:;content

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However in the meantime you need the SCSI Drivers for your SCSI Adapter copied to the Root of a Floppy as XP can only look at the A Drive for any Drivers when you press the F6 Key. Root of a Floppy means no floders you need to copy the SCSI Driver only to the floppy without including it inside a folder.

If you don't have a Floppy in this unit or it's too difficult you can make a Slipstreamed Install Disc and include the SCSI Drivers and any others for that matter that the system requires by using nLite available for download here

Remember to read the Guides Page for directions on how to use this program.


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