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need xp drivers for raid lc2 controller for windows xp

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i have an old compaq proliant ml330 server that has a raid lc2 controller.  it currently has windows 2000 server but i want to put windows xp pro on it.

i went to compaq's site but they don't have a driver for xp...any suggestions?  can i still do this?

the bios says it is a raid Lc2 controller...

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found it...

http://h18023.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/17750.html

first one to congratulate me gets the points...:-)

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scratch that...driver didn't work...said text.oem not found...
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Mark earned 500 total points
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Here are some references on the HP site for the LC2 but none for XP, the most promising may be the Windows 2003 driver.

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/17364.html

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/14986.html

http://h18007.www1.hp.com/support/files/storage/us/locate/69_5140.html

Here is an interesting link that has info on drivers for alot of storage controllers(click on Driverpack Mass Storage link to see supported controllers including the Compaq Smart Array 4200/4250ES/431/LC2 Controller).
Seem you need to register to get at the driver packs.
http://driverpacks.net/DriverPacks/
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by:Mark
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Oh, and Congrats!!(Just in case)
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by:americanmobile
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thanks for the response.  no matter what i tried, i kept getting the oem.txt is missing.  i took the card out and put in an ide drive...

what is weird though, is that now my ide is not recognized in the bios, but i can install to it, atleast the first part of the installation...any ideas?
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by:Mark
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It must be rcognized on some level in the BIOS otherwise you wouldn't have access to it, does the XP install give you  partition info on the IDE drive during install?
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by:americanmobile
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yes.  it recognizes it as a 40 gb drive.  it goes through the first part of the installation, the reboots, the if you take the cd out it acts as if there is no harddrive.  in the bios i can't find the harddrive?
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by:Mark
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I did some reading in the manual for this server.
The IDE channels on the motherboard are mainly for removable media, CD, Tape drives etc...
The references to IDE hard drives are only in a raid setup when F8 is pressed on startup, but these usually are attached to a controller card, which you are having issues with.
The other mention of IDE drives say that the drive should be using the cable select(CS) jumper on the drive.

Here is the manual for your reference
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/CoreRedirect.jsp?redirectReason=DocIndexPDF&prodSeriesId=316599&targetPage=http%3A%2F%2Fbizsupport.austin.hp.com%2Fbc%2Fdocs%2Fsupport%2FSupportManual%2Fc01136120%2Fc01136120.pdf
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i will check it out and let you know..thanks!
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by:americanmobile
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is there no way I can just add an IDE drive and not be SCSI at all?
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by:Mark
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According to the manual, on page 2-8, the "Smart Start CD" needs to be used when installing an "Operating Systems Purchased Separately" which applies here. It installs a seperate partition on the hard drive and may be the step you are missing.
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