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Installing W2K3 Srv on Adaptec 2200S (Perc 320) on Dell PowerEdge


I want to install Windows 2003 Server on a PowerEdge SC1420.
That system has an Adaptec 2200S SCSI raid adapter.

Unfortunately, the drivers are not located on the Windows setup disk.
I tried to manually load them from a floppy, but either I got the wrong floppy, or I'm doing it wrong.
I downloaded the normal drivers from adaptec and unzipped the thing to floppy.

When I press F6 to load manually, I have to put in the disc, put it still keeps repeating I have to insert the disk provided by my hardware manufacturer.  So, I think Windows does not find the correct files on it.

Anyway, I can't get Windows to see my disks (4 in Raid 5) and I have to quit setup all the time.

A cure somebody ??

Yves Vindevogel
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When you insert the Disc, does the Windows Setup finds any drivers on it ?

If not, then you are creating a bad disk !

If so, you have to Press " S " for the other device driver to be used :)

Best Regards !
vindevogelAuthor Commented:
I did do the above thing (with the S) and it's tells me to put the disk in A:, which I did ....
It reads from the disk, but then pops the same question again.

I used another link, but I've downloaded the above disk and will try tomorrow.
The content of the disk I used, is very similar, if not the same.

Thnx so far.
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to check that you have the right driver set there will be an OEMSETUP.TXT file. this is the file windows needs to read the floppy as a pre-install driver.
hi, there

Is this a new server ? if so use the DOSA CD to install the system it will be the one that is named Server setup CD/ Server Management. If not use this link below to get the ISO.


vindevogelAuthor Commented:
It's a new server.  That is, it was bought some months ago but was never used by the former IT guy.  Now that I'm responsable I want to use the system, but I can't find the original Dell CD's that came with it.  I tried to install with a seperate W2K3 license that was bought for another server.  We will migrate stuff from that old server to the new one.
" I can't find the original Dell CD's that came with it " - You can always download it from Dell. Make a search for " Dell Open Manage " and Choose " Setup and Configuration CD ".

Best Regards !
Have you tested the floppy disk and the floppy disk drive?  I would try to boot from a windows boot disk just to see if the floppy drive is functioning.  Also make sure its a new floppy disk and its been fully formated.


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