Error with the ql2300 driver for HP Fibre Channel HBA
Posted on 2009-04-02
I am having a problem - having installed 2 HP (Qlogic) 81q PCI-e Fibre channel HBA's into an HP Proliant DL380 G5 server, when it boots into 2003 enterprise 32bit it errors that 'at least one service or driver failed during system startup. Use Event Viewer to examine the event log for details'.
When i look at the event log, I see a 'System' error ID 7026 with description 'The following boot-start or system-start drivers(s) failed to load: ql2300'.
If I look in device manager, I see the QLogic fibre channel adapters (there are 2 of them installed) with yellow !'s, and device status 'Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39).
I have tried swapping the ql2300.sys file from other machines that are working properly with the same hardware, and have run the HP smart start cd PSP software which does not let me force an update of the driver in question.
Needless to say, the server is not seen on the Fibrechannel switch. Please help, i'm running out of time and ideas!