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Microsoft KB Archive/104220

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Setup From CD Might Fail On The Compaq SystemPro XL


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows NT Server version 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation version 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server, version 3.1


Setting up Windows NT or Windows NT Advanced Server from the CD-ROM drive on the COMPAQ SystemPro XL with the embedded SCSI controller IRQ set to 2(9) will make the computer stop responding (hang) at the status message "Running CHKDSK" after Setup has formatted the newly-created partitions.


The COMPAQ SystemPro XL with an embedded SCSI controller is detected as a NCR53c9x during setup. If the CD-ROM drive is connected to this controller, there is a known problem if the controller is configured in the EISA configuration using IRQ 2/9.


Reconfigure the controller to use any other unused IRQ such as 5.

To reconfigure the controller to use another IRQ, do the following:

  1. Run the COMPAQ EISA Configuration Utility.
  2. Choose Configure Computer.
  3. Choose View Or Edit Details.
  4. Press the PAGE DOWN key or the DOWN ARROW key to select Controller.
  5. Press the F6 key to "Edit resources."
  6. Change "Interrupt (IRQ)" from 2(9) to an unused interrupt. (5 is often unused).

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Last Reviewed: October 27, 2000
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