Posted 03 November 2011 - 12:08 PM
I have a Windows 2000 server at work, it only does IIS for web, and FTP. i would rather not have to wipe it and reinstall! I am not the person who setup PHP and the SSL certs, etc... and don't want to be stuck doing it.
Anyhow, here's what's going on... I need to plug in a USB external drive to backup some stuff on it, and it will be permanent.
When I plug in a USB drive, it goes through the finding new hardware, USB ATA Serial Adapter, then USB Mass Storage Device and gives me the "Do you want Windows to search for a driver automatically" message.
(I have tried every which way till sunday, letting windows update, getting driver from SP/i386 folder, copying from another machine, you name it)
EVERY time it attempts to start USBSTOR.SYS, it gives me a BSOD:
0x0000000A IRQL_NOT_LESS_THAN_OR_EQUAL, and references NTOSKRNL.EXE
I have another Windows 2000 server right next to it, and it is happy as a clam with USB drives. I have checked service packs and driver versions, and they are identical. I fear something is broken deeper in Windows 2000 OS.
Do you think I have any chance of getting this to work without reformatting?
Oh, and it does the same crash even with just a thumb-drive.