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Setup can not find any hard disk while installing win 2003

I am installing win 2003 on DELL PowerEdge 1950 server that is currently running unix and during the course of installation, setup can't find any hard disk. Please help

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  • Blue Sky IT Strategies
    Blue Sky IT Strategies May 11, 2010

    Does this server have hardware RAID? RAID Controller? You may need to setup the RAID stuff first. Dell often has manufacturer cds with all install wizards to follow including RAID setup. Are you using CDs that came with the server?

  • Shoaib Rais
    Shoaib Rais May 11, 2010

    which OS u are trying to install and what abt ur hard drive is it SATA or IDE pls let me know

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During setup you must specify any raid drivers that are required. Have the raid controller driver on floppy and insert when prompted.

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

  • PRASHAN May 23, 2013

    i dont have a floopy drive....

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Hey,

I looked over the spesifications for the poweredge 1800 servers, go ahead, it will work perfectly but there is one problem in the windows XP setup, you will need to insert / load SCSI or SATA drivers for the hard drive With a floppy disk, or if you don't have a floppy drive your going to need to create a custom windows xp setup cd and add the drivers into it so it can start the SCSI or SATA hard drive and finish the install. without the drivers it might not find the hard drive.

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http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/

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

This could be a 2nd problem, drivers might not be avaialble, or work with xp, but we might be able to get it to work.


So two problems, SCSI or SATA drivers in windows xp / windows 2000 setup

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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I know with xp it asks you to press F6 for third party driver during installation...

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Valid operating systems fro Power Edge 1800


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