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Dell Poweredge issue: "A disk read error occurred"

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I have a Dell Poweredge 4350.  I just added 3 hard drives to it.  I setup the raid 5 succesfully and started the install Server 2003.  Windows finds the logical drive and formats and copies files with no problems.  The problem comes when the install has to reboot to continue the setup...it won't boot back up.  It stops at:

A disk read error occurred
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart

I ran the setup again and the same thing happens...

I am trying now to update the firmware on the BIOS and the Raid controller, but I am having trouble getting it to boot to a floppy.  
See other post if you have any ideas on that one: https://www.experts-exchange.com/Storage/Storage_Technology/Q_22419627.html

Any ideas?

Thanks a ton!

REB
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