What Is Scsiport.sys?
Scsiport.sys is a type of SYS file associated with Microsoft Office System Beta 2 Kit 2003 developed by Microsoft for the Windows Operating System. The latest known version of Scsiport.sys is 188.8.131.52, which was produced for Windows. This SYS file carries a popularity rating of 1 stars and a security rating of “UNKNOWN”.
What Are SYS Files?
SYS files such as scsiport.sys are third-party (eg. Microsoft) device drivers or critical system files that come as part of the Windows operating system. Most SYS files allow internal PC hardware or attached hardware, such as a printer, to communicate with third-party software programs (eg. web browsers, word processors, Microsoft Office System Beta 2 Kit 2003) and the operating system (eg. Windows).
Other SYS files are critical system files called “kernel mode device drivers” which are used to power the Windows operating system. Files such as “CONFIG.SYS” contain configuration settings and specify what device drivers should be loaded by the operating system. Without driver files such as scsiport.sys, you wouldn’t be able to do simple tasks such as printing a document.
Why Do I Have SYS Errors?
SYS file errors are typically caused by faulty hardware or corrupt device driver files. Because of the importance of Scsiport.sys in the functionality of Microsoft Office System Beta 2 Kit 2003 and other Windows functions, any corruption or damage to this file can create critical system errors in the form of a “blue screen of death” (BSOD). Please see “Causes of Scsiport.sys Errors” below for more information.
When Do SYS Errors Occur?
SYS errors, such as those associated with scsiport.sys, most often occur during computer startup, program startup, or while trying to use a specific function in your program (eg. printing).
Common Scsiport.sys Error Messages
The majority of scsiport.sys errors that you encounter will be “blue screen of death” errors (also know as a “BSOD” or “STOP error”) that occur in Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10:
- “A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. The problem seems to be caused by the following file: Scsiport.sys.”
- “:( Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We’re just collecting some info, and then we’ll restart for you. If you would like to know more, you can search online later for this error: scsiport.sys.”
- “STOP 0x0000000A: IRQL_NOT_LESS_EQUAL – scsiport.sys”
- “STOP 0x0000001E: KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED – scsiport.sys”
- “STOP 0×00000050: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA – scsiport.sys”
In most cases, you will experience scsiport.sys blue screen errors after you’ve installed new hardware or software. These scsiport.sys blue screens can appear during program installation, while a scsiport.sys-related software program (eg. Microsoft Office System Beta 2 Kit 2003) is running, while a Microsoft driver is being loaded, or during Windows startup or shutdown. Keeping track of when and where your STOP error occurs is a critical piece of information in troubleshooting the problem.
Causes of Scsiport.sys Errors
Scsiport.sys blue screen errors can be caused by a variety of hardware, firmware, driver, or software issues. These could be related to either Microsoft Office System Beta 2 Kit 2003 software or Microsoft hardware, but it is not necessarily the case.
More specifically, these scsiport.sys errors can be caused by:
- Incorrectly configured, old, or corrupted Microsoft Office System Beta 2 Kit 2003 device drivers. (very common)
- Corruption in Windows registry from a recent scsiport.sys-related software change (install or uninstall).
- Virus or malware infection that has corrupted the scsiport.sys file or related Microsoft Office System Beta 2 Kit 2003 program files.
- Hardware conflict after installing new Microsoft hardware, or hardware related to scsiport.sys.
- Damaged or removed system files after you’ve installed software or drivers related to Microsoft Office System Beta 2 Kit 2003.
- scsiport.sys blue screen caused by a damaged hard disk.
- scsiport.sys STOP error due to memory (RAM) corruption.
- VMware Standalone Converter version 4.0.1 (See Additional Info at the end)
- Update Rollup 1 for Windows 2000 SP4 from our repository (KB891861)
- Windows 2000 Sysprep tools (Q257813)
- A Windows or Linux LiveCD. I recommend Knoppix (6.4+ – Linux) or Hiren (Windows).
If you need to modify registry keys, use Hiren.
- Install VMware Standalone Converter version 4.0.1 on target machine
- Converto machine to VMware host or infrastructure;
- Extract sysprep tools and place them in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter Standalone\sysprep\2k
That should be on the same machine that has VMware Converter, not the Windows 2000 server.
* On Windows 2008, the location is C:\Users\All Users\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter Standalone\sysprep\2k (Thanks Anonymous for the tip!)
or C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware vCenter Converter Standalone\sysprep\2k (thanks Ben!)
- Either apply the update rollup to the server or extract the update rollup and replace it with the file SCSIPORT.SYS in C:\WINNT\system32\drivers. Applying the update is recommended if the system is stable.
- Run the Converter and deploy the agent. If you’re asked to restart, restart then start the VMware Converter service manually before running the Converter again, otherwise it’ll ask you to deploy the agent again.
- In Step 3: View / Edit Options, Click on the Devices pane and change the disk controller to BusLogic SCSI.
- Keep the number of processors as is, because if you change it, Windows 2000 won’t auto-detect new CPUs and you’ll need to update the Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) on it manually. See KB234558 and KB249694 for more details.
- In the Networks pane, deselect the option to connect at power on.
- In the Advanced Options pane, do not select the options to power off the source and select the option to power on the target (VM). Do install VMware tools.
Do NOT select “configure guest preferences for the virtual machine”