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Issue Installing Windows 2012 Server on Dell PowerEdge R420 Server

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I have tried several times to install Windows 2012 Server Standard and each time I am prompted that the required driver cannot be found to install.  The message states "A media driver your computer needs is missing.  This could be a DVD, USB or Hard Disk driver.  If you have a CD, DVD or USB flash drive with the driver on it, please insert it now."

We are attempting to install a 2012 server on a  Hyper-V host, whose base is Windows 2008 R2 Datacenter.  The host system is a Dell PowerEdge R420.

The error makes no mention of what driver 2012 is looking for. Any Experts out there experience this issue and know of a fix?
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Question by:AegisIT1
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by:PTEExchange
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Are you building this from an ISO or CD?

Likely cause could be a faulty image.
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by:AegisIT1
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From an ISO located on the local C drive.
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Can you try an alternate ISO?
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Downloading now.
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Let me know how you get on...
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by:PowerEdgeTech
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With Windows 7/2008R2, this was a tell-tale sign of a bad DVD/ISO.  There are some SATA controllers (like the S100) that 2012 will not recognize, but that would only be when installing directly on the hardware.  If you are installing this in a VM, it should not actually be looking for a driver.
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Definite bad ISO. Redownload worked.
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