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Unable to load controller drivers for Smart Array P420i

Hello,
I don't know what to do at this point.  Help.  I'm trying to install a fresh install of Server 2012 R2 on a HP server DL380Gen8.  I've verified the logical drive is configured and healthy within the Array.  When I try to install the OS I get this message shortly after it begins install "A media driver your computer needs is missing....." and supposedly this is the fix http://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.PAGE/public/psi/mostViewedDisplay?javax.portlet.begCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken&javax.portlet.endCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken&javax.portlet.prp_efb5c0793523e51970c8fa22b053ce01=wsrp-navigationalState%3DdocId%253Dmmr_kc-0111486-5%257CdocLocale%253Den_US&javax.portlet.tpst=efb5c0793523e51970c8fa22b053ce01&sp4ts.oid=5177949&ac.admitted=1408562965825.876444892.199480143 although, this does not fix the issue.  Even though the driver is there, and the Installation even recognizes it, it just won't load. See attached.  Any ideas?  Thanks for your help.
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Davis McCarnOwnerCommented:
I think you're going to have to use the old F6, load driver approach.  Luckilly, Server 2012 will let you put it on a USB drive:
http://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.PAGE/public/psi/swdHome?sp4ts.oid=5295169&ac.admitted=1408624101680.876444892.199480143
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GoNatsAuthor Commented:
Hi Davis,
I actually tried this(well I didn't press f6 as that doesn't appear to be an option for 2012, I may be missing something)  If you check out my screen shot you'll notice that I was able to browse to a USB driver where i did manually download the p420i driver and pointed the install to it.  But it still says no driver detected, despite it being there.  

Thanks again for any assistance, i'm really at loss here.
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GoNatsAuthor Commented:
Thanks Davis, yes I did try that driver.  Whats odd is on the screen where it tells me to select the driver I want to use.  The driver i need is there and highlighted.  For some reason it won't take.  I've rebooted several times now and I don't see any f6 option to load drivers.  I'm really at loss....
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Davis McCarnOwnerCommented:
What's the model number of the server, itself?
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GoNatsAuthor Commented:
Hi Davis,
It's HP DL380p Gen 8.  After doing some research, I was able to figure out what the issue was.  Well, kind of.  I was asked by a co-worker why I don't use the SmartStart CD that HP issues to load it.  That's when I realized that it didn't come with one, did some research to learn that this is now embedded on a Flash chip now on the Gen 8 servers and accessible by pressing f10 at startup.  

From there I was able to use the HP provisioning software to load the OS.  I did the install by using this application, however, there is an option where it looks like I can inject the p420i drivers so that i can install manually from the OS cd and I'm guessing would've allowed me to install the way I was trying earlier.

Thanks for your help.  This was a weird one.
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Davis McCarnOwnerCommented:
I ran into all of that on HP's support pages; but, figured it had screwed up somehow......
I'm glad you got it going!
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GoNatsAuthor Commented:
The reason I chose my comment is that it contained the solution for my issue.
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