Symptom: Windows 2000 hangs on opening "My computer" other programs that shows attached drives have similar problems.
Possible cause: in my case this occurred right after I had turned off a Lacie external HDD without proper "Safe Eject". On the next boot "My computer" starts hanging.
Solution: In my case rebooting in Safe Mode entering device manager and uninstalling the scsi/raid controller 'D3PRT' solved the problem. I haven't got any SCSI/Raid controllers in the system so if you do be carefull not to uninstall the wrong one.
The actual event description for this error should be:
The device, \Device\Scsi\d3prt1., did not respond within the timeout period.
In most cases, these messages are being posted due to hardware problems with either the controller or, more likely, a device that is attached to the controller in question. The hardware problems can be associated with poor cabling, incorrect termination or transfer rate settings, lazy or slow device responses to relinquish the SCSI bus or a faulty device. See EventID 9 from source adpu160m for more details on this event.