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Poweredge 2300 Configuration Help Appriciated :)

Hey guys, Im new to this whole 'server' thing! I have a Dell PE2300 with 6 harddrives, im trying to configure them so I can install Win NT Server 4,
Setup says it cant find harddrives, all drives are formated ready to go and system is at 'default' settings but thats as far as I can get,
Could anyone give me a clue on the steps I need to take? I know its a long winded situation but many thanks in advance!


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  • darryl coueslant Mar 28, 2008

    Hiya, thanks for replying, Ive now sorted it, I had the wrong drivers for the raid controllers, hense setup not finding harddrives, I have now resurected 3 dell servers from death!

  • darryl coueslant May 18, 2008

    Does it boot into an operating system at all? or does it stop during bio checks and stuff?

  • Russ McGregor May 11, 2010

    gonna need more info. when you say formated and ready, that doesn't help since the setup for Win NT 4 should ask if you want to format the drives. Are they scsi drives? If you have 6 drives, it might might want to be configured with RAID. the best way to do that if you're 'new to the whole server thing' is to use the dell's setup disk or one that came with the raid card in the server. Do you have any of the original disks?

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    I am unable to find a solution to configure my proxy server and I am connected to the internet. If you can help it would be appreciated. And if not .......thanks anyway.



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I have a older poweredge 2300 i get the following message run program setup.

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