Dell PowerEdge SC1430 server not recognizing SATA disks

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I have an older Dell PowerEdge SC1430 server that I is not recognizing the SATA 2 hard drives I have installed (WD2500YS).  I have 2 of these drives installed on SATA0 and SATA1.  I believe I have the latest BIOS installed (1.4.0) from Dell.  The drives are empty (no OS).  I get the following error when trying to install WIn7/64 bit (get similar error when attempting to install Win2003).  I do not have a PERC installed (RAID controller).  There seems to be only one SATA setting (under "Integrated Devices>Embedded SATA" where there are only 2 options (ATA MODE and Off).

ERROR:
Windows cannot be installed to this disk.  This computer hardware may not support booting to this disk.  Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu.

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Top Expert 2010

Commented:
Similar error, but different? What is it? You probably need drivers for 2003:
https://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/drivers/driversdetails?driverId=C1GKR&osCode=WX64&productCode=poweredge-1430sc

For W7, know that it is not supported on servers, but 2008 R2 is. Make sure you are using installation media with SP1 (or try without). Try booting to repair your computer, running diskpart, and CLEAN the disk(s), and/or formatting them before attempting the install.

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Commented:
I installed the chip set driver you listed above but that did not allow my system to detect the SATA drives.  
One thing I failed to mention is the fact that I also home getting the following message on POST:
"Error auto-sensing hard disk on SATA port 0"
I will try the other suggestions you posted as soon as I can.
Thank you!
PowerEdgeTechIT Consultant
Top Expert 2010

Commented:
You loaded the drivers from floppy at the F6 prompt, or used something like nLiteOS or DISM to integrate the drivers into the installation media?

Are there options for individual drives in the BIOS? Maybe try another port or installing to the second disk ...
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I attempted to load the drivers from the Windows installation interface (after it failed to find any drives) by browsing to the drivers which I placed on a flash drive.  It looked like they loaded-I got a pass message when I looked at the activities log from the chip set driver interface .
Top Expert 2013

Commented:
check that the proper disk is selected

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Commented:
Interesting......I pulled the 2 SATA II (250 GB) drives and put a single SATA III (1 TB which is supposedly to large for the Dell published specs) on the SATA0 line and it accessed the drive just fine!  Any thoughts?
Top Expert 2013

Commented:
bad drive maybe?  can you test it elsewhere?
Commented:
I installed the win7 os on a 1 TB SATA 3 drive (which, as mentioned above, was recognized fine on the SC1430 during the win7 os installation) and then was able to format the 250 GB drives on the SC1430.  I then cloned the 1 TB SATA 3 drive onto one of the 250 GB SATA 2 drives (which were failing to be recognized while trying to install using the MS Win7 installer) and installed the 250 GB drive into the SC1430 which then booted fine into Win7 os.
Never did figure out why the 250 GB drives were not being recognized during OS install on the SC1430 while the 1 TB SATA 3 drives were?
Thanks for all the feedback guys.

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