Solved

Windows 2008 R2 Install / Correct driver not working

Posted on 2013-05-20
2
828 Views
Last Modified: 2013-05-24
I am attempting to do a fresh install of 2008 R2 on a server that currently has a working copy of XP. The storage controller is a  9690SA SAS/SATA-II RAID PCIe. Windows asks for a driver disk (assuming it is looking for the 3ware driver).  The driver I am using comes from this link: http://bit.ly/117mBHR

Install will ask for the driver. Inserting a USB or CD with the driver displays the proper choice on the screen (hide incompatible drivers is checked ). However, an error comes back that it cannot find the correct driver.

You can view the hardware on this server here:

http://pastebin.com/SagMhJuS
0
Comment
Question by:tamray_tech
2 Comments
 
LVL 24

Accepted Solution

by:
smckeown777 earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
The drivers on that page from 3Ware are for 2008 - not 2008 R2...that might be the issue here...

There are differences between the 2 releases(2008 and R2 I mean)

What type of server is this? No onboard controllers you can use as a test?
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:tamray_tech
Comment Utility
R2 was the issue. W2008 Enterprise worked
0

Featured Post

Highfive Gives IT Their Time Back

Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

Join & Write a Comment

The article will include the best Data Recovery Tools along with their Features, Capabilities, and their Download Links. Hope you’ll enjoy it and will choose the one as required by you.
Possible fixes for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 updating problem. Solutions mentioned are from Microsoft themselves. I started a case with them from our Microsoft Silver Partner option to open a case and get direct support from Microsoft. If s…
This tutorial will walk an individual through locating and launching the BEUtility application to properly change the service account username and\or password in situation where it may be necessary or where the password has been inadvertently change…
To efficiently enable the rotation of USB drives for backups, storage pools need to be created. This way no matter which USB drive is installed, the backups will successfully write without any administrative intervention. Multiple USB devices need t…

771 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

12 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now