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BSOD trying to install Server 2003 on Acer

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I have an old Acer R701 that I'm going to rebuild as a domain controller, but I cannot find any of the original Acer setup discs.
I've got Server 2003 Standard R2 and what I think the are the correct SCSI RAID drivers on a (F6) floppy disk.  I have also tried embedding the drivers in to the OS CD using nLite.
When I boot from the nLite customised CD, the OS installer does not find any HDD's.
When I boot from the normal Server 2k3 disc and use the F6 floppy, I can select the driver to use and then when I press enter it starts doing it's thing and comes up with a BSOD (0x000...7b).
The SCSI RAID controller is an Adaptec AIC-7902W.
I have the HDD's configured as a RAID1.

Any suggestions?
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Did you try those drivers you can download from the Acer site?

http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/drivers
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by:Reece Dodds
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The only drivers listed for this server are LSI drivers...?
The RAID controller is Adaptec.  I've downloaded the LSI drivers anyway and cannot find a set of F6 drivers to load...
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You'll probably have to run the setup program on another PC so the package gets unpacked, and then look for the driver files in the unpacked location.
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it was the F6 drivers...
I downloaded new ones from the Adaptec website for a different add-in RAID card (39320D) that used the same 7902W chip.
Thanks again guys
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by:Reece Dodds
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self resolved.
thanks anyway
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