6.22 Setup Err Msg with SCSI Device: Hard Disk Write Error (120498)
The information in this article applies to:
• Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.22
This article was previously published under Q120498
When you install MS-DOS version 6.22 and Setup is 99 percent complete, the
following error message is displayed:
Hard disk write Error
Press Enter to restart system.
After you restart the system, the following error is generated:
The MS-DOS 6.22 Setup was not completed.
Insert the uninstall #1 diskette in drive A
Press the ENTER key to continue
This problem can occur on systems with non-bootable SCSI devices (such as a
floptical drive or a CD-ROM drive) configured for SCSI ID 1 or 0 (zero).
Device IDs 0 and 1 are reserved for bootable/writeable "hard disk type"
media; therefore, Setup treats a device mounted as SCSI ID 1 or 0 as a hard
disk device. If the device does not respond appropriately, the above errors
To work around this problem, reconfigure the device to ID 2 or higher.
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