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Windows Server 2003 & Adaptec SATA RAID vs USB Floppy

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We have a Dell PE SC1425 that has no floppy controller and I cannot find the original OS install disk. When I try to boot into Server 2003 SBS or Enterprise installer, it requires me to use F6 to identify the SATA RAID controller - which I have the drivers d/l from Dell. This works @ the beginning and lets me get through the choose partition section of the install. However, once it begins making a list of "files to copy" it pops up & says to insert the RAID disk driver into A:

I have confirmed its in there & tried a USB floppy drive, along with the emulation recommended by Dell (http://support.us.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&releaseid=R180314&formatcnt=1&libid=0&fileid=245713), both with the same result.

It seems like once the partition setup runs, it loses the USB drive / emulation...
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