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 are generated.


To work around this problem, reconfigure the device to ID 2 or higher.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/18/1999
Keywords: KB120498