Cheers Digiboy, that was exactly what I meant but couldn't get the words out (Company takeover, daughter not sleeping, no holiday). You will not be able to turn off the SCSI card bios if your system is booting from a SCSI disk. You can still load the SCSI card bios for the harddisk but avoid the sampler in the bios scan which was what I was trying to say.
I agree EOS is not the greatest peice of software outthere though mine does work when loading from CD, Disk etc (though you don't see the % progress on loading). If you havn't got the keyboard option on the sampler it is very useful when naming lots of samples and presets.