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Need disk drivers for Dell SC430 for Windows OS Installation

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I, for some reason, am not finding the drivers necessary to allow Server 2008 to see the 2 SATA drives in my Dell Poweredge SC430... (The box also has a Pacific Digital QSTOR RAID card, but I don't think I will have any luck finding those drivers supported by Server 2008???) Please point me in the right direction :\
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Well.. that takes me to the same page with 45 links that I have visited before... None of these are simply the SATA device driver and I am not familiar with all of Dell's System Management ISOs to know what is what.
I downloaded a few of their ISOs which contain a slew of disk drivers, but they all say that they are incompatble with the hardware...
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Try these things listed in this post. Drivermax may be the quickest way. Vista drivers may work in place of Server 2008 ones.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/System_Utilities/Drivers/Q_23776364.html

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No floppy?
Put SATA drivers on USB
Buy a USB Flash drive $5
Boot from USB Flash drive
How To Boot From A USB Flash Drive
http://www.bootdisk.com/pendrive.htm
MKBT, Make Bootable
http://nu2.nu/mkbt/
http://www.weethet.nl/english/hardware_bootfromusbstick.php
Information about computer floppy drives
http://www.computerhope.com/help/floppy.htm
Set BIOS to boot from USB
Hit F8 (F5 on some computers) on re-boot to enter BIOS
Install SATA drivers off USB
Set BIOS to boot from CD
Install OS
Set BIOS to "default"
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You likely do not have a floppy drive on that unit. Without a floppy drive you cannot load the needed SATA drivers.Without the SATA drivers, XP install cannot do anything with your SATA drive. XP does not offer anything other than a floppy as a driver resource for RAID, SATA or other odd controller driver formats.Step #1:  copy the SATA drivers to a floppy disk on another computer;Step #2:   All you need is a USB floppy and cable.  Check the BIOS settings to make sure it is recognized.Step #3:  When prompted for RAID drivers, hit F6 and stick the SATA driver floppy into the drive.
Or slip streaming SATA controller drivers into a Windows XP install CD
here is a good guide;
http://forums.hexus.net/showthread.php?t=20748
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