Windows NT installation: Compaq Proliant 1600 hard drive no found

Posted on 2005-05-06
Last Modified: 2013-12-28
Hi...I got a retired Compaq Proliant 1600, I tried to manage to install the Windows NT into it, but it says there is no hard drive found. I run the Smart Start CD, but still the same problem.

How could I get around this?

Question by:fshguo
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    You need to crate a floppy disk with the correct NT driver (i suspect a smart array controller in your box) for your disk subsystem.
    When you boot from your CD,  after the blue screen comes up, press "F6" to provide additional drivers.

    This is part of the readme found at;en-us;142642

    1. Restart Windows NT Setup.
    2. When Windows NT Setup displays the message "Setup is inspecting your computer's hardware configuration...," press F6. This prevents Windows NT Setup from performing disk controller detection and allows you to install the driver from the "Drivers Disk" you created. Note that all SCSI adapters will have to be installed manually.
    3. When Windows NT Setup displays the message "Setup could not determine the type of one or more mass storage devices installed in your system, or you have chosen to manually specify an adapter," press S to display a list of supported SCSI host adapters.
    4. Select Other from the bottom of the list.
    5. Insert the "Drivers Disk" when prompted to do so, and select your host adapter from this list. Note that in some cases, Windows NT Setup will repeatedly prompt you to swap disks.  
    Windows NT will now recognize any devices attached to this adapter. Repeat this step for each host adapter not already recognized by Windows NT Setup.

    Hope it helps,

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