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Microsoft KB Archive/249724

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"Error -536870389" When Attempting to Install a SCSI Driver

Article ID: 249724

Article Last Modified on 11/19/2003



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft BackOffice Server 4.0
  • Microsoft BackOffice Server 4.5



This article was previously published under Q249724

SYMPTOMS

When you attempt to install a driver for a SCSI or RAID controller in Windows NT 4.0, you may receive the following error message:

Error occurred getting driver list from inf file. Error=-536870389

CAUSE

This error can occur if the driver requires the Plug and Play service and you do not have the service installed or it is disabled.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this issue, ensure that Plug and Play is properly configured in Windows NT:

  1. In Control Panel, double-click Services.
  2. If the Plug and Play service is installed, but disabled, follow these steps:
    1. Click Start to enable it.
    2. Click Automatic in the Startup box.
    3. Click OK, and then click Close.
  3. If the service is not installed, follow these steps:
    1. Insert your Windows NT CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive.
    2. Start Windows NT Explorer, and then open the following folder

      CD-ROMdrive:\drvlib\pnpisa\x86

      where CD-ROMdrive is the letter of your CD-ROM drive.

    3. Right-click the Pnpisa.inf file, and then click Install. If you are prompted to restart your computer, click No.
    4. Reinstall the latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack that you are using and then restart your computer.



Additional query words: smallbiz pnp plug-n-play plug-and-play scsi adaptec controller drivers

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