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Win server 2008 R2 / R1 install issue

Have dell R710 which had win 2008 r2 64bit installed.
Have decided we require 32bit so deleted and re-created/intiliased RAID booted from win 2008 R1 However the system cannot find any of the hdd for installation.
any tips
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Shazad Mirza
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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
You are on the right track with first creating/initializing the array ... this must be done before attempting to install or even with the right driver it won't see any drives to install to.

Another alternative is to use the SMTD (Systems Management Tools and Documentation) DVD that came with the server.  If you chose not to order the OpenManage media with the server or don't know where it is, you can download it here (pay attention to the instructions on the download page for each ISO - it is a multipart download that must be merged together before it can be used):
http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/format.aspx?c=us&cs=04&l=en&s=bsd&deviceid=17861&libid=36&releaseid=R300251&vercnt=6&formatcnt=0&SystemID=PWE_R710&servicetag=&os=WNET&osl=en&catid=-1&dateid=-1&typeid=-1&formatid=-1&impid=-1&checkFormat=true

This will walk you through creating the RAID array and will load any and all needed drivers during the install.
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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
BTW ... this is in the Citrix zone???  You might use the Request Attention link to have it changed to some more appropriate zones (Server 2008, Computer Servers, Storage Technology, etc.).
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Shazad MirzaIT Systems EngineerAuthor Commented:
thank you powerEdge, i will request that attention .
I am now trying from the openmanage CD .
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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
The OpenManage disk is probably the easiest way to install an OS, but if you run into problems, it can definitely be done the another way :)
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Shazad MirzaIT Systems EngineerAuthor Commented:
PowerEdgeTech - I tried the load driver link you initially suggessted however as this was a .exe it failed , but i used the open manage dvd which appeared to load the driver required and the install was then succesfull.

THanks for you help.
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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
Yeah, the driver files from dell are all EXE's and they are self-extracting files ... you would need to run the EXE to extract the contents, then copy the extracted contents to USB/CD/etc.

Either way, glad you got it working :)
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Shazad MirzaIT Systems EngineerAuthor Commented:
I see - maybe that may have worked then. Thanks
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