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I have a dell poweredge 6400/700 I have 2 scsi hard drive install I WOULD LIKE TO SETup the server to install windows 2003 when i start the server I get a error no boot device avalaible.What can I do

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  • oss_123 Feb 05, 2010

    no I don't have the driver

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You will need the Dell installation disks to install the appropriate drivers and configure your SCSI controller to recognize the new drives. Do you have the Dell Server utilities and drivers discs?

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    Mark Tidwell Feb 05, 2010

    Go to the Dell website www.dell.com. On the server, there should be an service tag. You'll need this to get the specific drivers for your server. At the top of the page, click on Support, on the support page, click on Small Business Start Here button. Click on the download drivers button, click on the Enter a Tag button and enter your service tag. You'll then be able to access all of the drivers specifically for your server.

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    Mark Tidwell Feb 05, 2010

    When your server powers up, does it not go through a SCSI utility load up before it comes to the no boot disk error? You should get a brief prompt to hit a key sequence to enter into the SCSI configuration mode.

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The drivers for this server model could be downloaded from here:
http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&ServiceTag=&SystemID=PWE_PNT_P3T_6400&os=WNET&osl=en&catid=&impid=

The following link also explains how to install & configure the SCSI drives:
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/pe6400/en/ug/scsi.htm

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First when you power up the computer press F1 or F2 or "del" key to enter in bios.
Then go to boot menu and set first boot device as your cd/dvd rom .
Also make sure that your harddrive is reocognized in bios.
Then save settings and exit from bios.
If your harddrive is not recognized then reattach both connection to harddrive.
Then insert disk into cd/dvd rom then it boot with that disk.
Then follow the procedure and install win20003 .
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Hi
if you are getting the message no boot device found.The following could be the reasons for the same.
Faulty diskette, diskette/tape drive subsystem, hard-disk drive, hard-disk drive subsystem, or no boot disk in drive A
If the problem persists, replace the system board.

One work around you may try is disbale the floppy disk drive in BIOS and then check.

For more help you can check the following link
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/pe6400/en/it/messages.htm


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Hi,

I'm assuming that you have successfully installed the Windows 2003 Operating System. Try to make sure, that if you have 2 Hard drive installed, you should check that the Boot configuration will load the primary HDD that you have-it should be first in the list. Configure the boot configuration. Try to check if the jumper settings are correct for the Primary HDD and the Secondary HDD. We don't know, the motherboard might be loading the Secondary instead of the Primary where the OS is installed.

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Here is the book on the machine .Sounds like you are going to be replacing hardware:
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/pe6400/en/sm/beep.htm

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