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This is a re-post ... first attempt seemed to fail.


Hello Smile

I'm new to the forum ... Best wishes to all. It seems a fine community with lots going on and many expert members.

I'm in need of some specialist help for quite an unusual problem, and will gladly contribute findings, as I can.

I'm setting up a sound recording studio. I need to install XP on various SCSI equipped machines, without native driver support.


To negate potential IRQ, and application programme issues, I need to select a specific HAL during setup via the F6-F5 dialogue, so as to avoid auto- installing ACPI. The issues are a little complicated by needing to setup dual HT xeons, but with HT disabled in BIOS. (The main app can't handle two hyper-threaders - ie 4 processor threads.)

SCSI HD's connect via on-board AIC-7902. In a conventional scenario I would install them from FD via the F6 dialogue.

I doubt I'll be able to access the F6 routine twice during setup, even though logic suggests I need to.

It seems I need to slipstream the SCSI drivers into XP, so that I need only to use the F6 routine once, to deal with the ACPI issue.

I only have slipstream experience with nLite re SP's and KB's. I'm struggling to understand how to incorporate SCSI drivers into XP via nLite/others.

If I can achieve the above solution with your help I'll be delighted. I doubt I'll achieve it without help.

By the time I'm through, I may well be beyond help ... in dire need of treatment Laughing

Best Regards,