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Downloading Windows server 2003

I have been trying to get server 2003 On my dell, But It dont seem to find the hard drive so then I when to dell and got the raid driver and it has raid 4/di on it and I have tryed to install it but only when I can try to install it is when windows server 2003 ask's about me pressing F6 and it will go thru that process but when it get to the part of installing press enter it dont fine the hard drivs and press F3 to quit so I have pulled all kinds of drivers etc if you know anything that I should try please let me know my E-mail is itadmin@skratchkingproductions.org Please help my company is down untill I get this fixed thanks Justin M Romaine

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I am not sure what you mean by "slow" so I will anwer in general terms. I would recommend 1st that you make sure the PowerEdge meets the recommended hardware specs for Windows Swerver 2003. (Memory, CPU speed, Hard drive capacity, etc.) 2nd- I would run two Xeon processors instead of one and add as much memory as you can put in your system.

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http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&releaseid=R74082&SystemID=PWE_PNT_P3C_2450&os=WNT5&osl=en&deviceid=1374&devlib=0&typecnt=5&vercnt=7&formatcnt=2&fileid=126163 and load them onto a floppy drive.

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Actually I looked over the dell downloads, I see only windows 2000 on the list with windows server 2003, and 2008 and linux distributions.

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2nd problem is in windows xp drivers, you could try windows 2003's drivers and 2000's and see if they work, if not, then we would have to look for drivers ourselfs from the internet.

So xp might cause headache but we might get it working, windows 2000 seems to be supported perfectly.

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