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I just got a new PowerEdge T300 server with an embedded SATA Controller. I am attempting to install Windows 2003 on the server, but am getting a blue screen with an error IRQ_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (0x0000000A, 0x000000010, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0x805527BC) I remember getting a very similar error when trying to install 2003 server on a workstation that had an SATA drive. To correct that I had to go into the bios and change the SATA option to legacy do the install and then change it back to RAID. I do not have that option in this server. It also does not have a floppy installed to load any additional drivers. How can I get 2003 to load?

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This stop code, "0x0000000A irql_not_less_or_equal" normally refers to a driver problem. So this is one of the few times where the files that the BSOD lists actually is important. Next I would try to boot the computer into safemode and reinstall/drivers related to that file to see if this make a difference.

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The server should have came with an OpenManage CD.
You boot to the CD and it walks you through setting up arrays and installing the OS.
If you don't have the CD you can download it.
Go to support.dell.com Drivers and Downloads and enter your server's Service Tag.
Dell servers have lifetime phone support so give them a call if you need more assistance. (800) 945-3355

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