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installing xp on a poweredge 2600

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im trying to install xp but it doesnt seem to find the harddrives.  do i need some specail driver to load so i can install the OS

controllers
  Dell SCSI 320-2 PERC 4/Di
  Silicon Image SiI 0680 Ultra-133 Medley ATA Raid Controller

i have 2 scsi hd connected
and one ide

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by:Huseyin1
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If XP has not been on theis PC in the past therefore the HDD have not worked on XP ever, then go into the BIOS and reset the BIOS to default.

Now try and access the HDD's by using a floppy boot disk, a normal win 98 boot disk will do (www.bootdisk.com). At the prompt type FDISK and now see if the HDD's are seen, if so you may aswell format them and creat partitions as needed, now boot up with the XP CD in the drive and see if it works.

If not then have you made any hardware changes? are these new HDD's?

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banks1850 earned 300 total points
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you need to add the 3rd party drivers to the windows XP startup as well. I checked on Silicon Image's website and there is a walk through for windows XP for their 649 cards (the process is the same for your card, just use the 680 drivers instead).  This should let windows see the scsi card for you during install.
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by:jjpmann
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ok well i have got the drivers for the silicon image pci card.. and when loaded i can veiw the ide HDD.. but i would like to find the drivers so i can install xp on the scsi if possible

Dell SCSI 320-2 PERC 4/Di
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by:banks1850
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Same thing, download the drivers for the Dell drive, put them on cd or floppy or even the IDE drive if you want, then Press F6 during the start of the install of XP when it asks you to install 3rd party drivers, and point to the device drivers for the Perc 2 drive.

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