SCSI Boot Device

By freewheelerrg ·
I have successfully installed Windows XP and now have 3 drives. 2 IDE (C and D) and my SCSI drive (E). When booting up it discovers my E drive just fine, but it is not part of the bootlist. When I go into the setup screen there is not any SCSI devices or Drive E mentioned anywhere. How can get the system to boot from my SCSI?

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If you disable your system's Splashscreen ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to SCSI Boot Device

You'll have the opportunity to watch the boot process unfold on your screen.

You will then realise that the SCSI drivers (of which there are quite a few) are part of the Windows boot, therefore don't exist until Windows exists.

Why do you want to boot from SCSI anyway?

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Maybe I'm reading your question wrong

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to SCSI Boot Device

But if you are looking at the Boot List in BIOS then the SCSI will not appear there.

If you have a Built in SCSI Controller you may have the option in the M'Boards BIOS to allow SCSI to boot from but if you are using a Dedicated SCSI Card that will not be available to you.

As for allowing the SCSI to be the Boot Device you need to install the OS and at the first Blue Windows Screen press the F6 key and install the SCSI Drivers then load directly to the SCSI Drive.


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