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May 25, 2005 4:03:28 PM

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I have a server here without a floppy drive. It is using a SCSI hard drive
that Windows cannot detect during the install process. I do have the
drivers, but I do not know how I can get them to be used during the install.
Can somebody point me in the right direction?

Thanks
May 25, 2005 5:38:01 PM

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Edit: Posted too quickly before and forgot the version. This is for Windows
2003 Standard. The drivers are for an Adaptec SCSI controller.


"Mike" wrote:

> I have a server here without a floppy drive. It is using a SCSI hard drive
> that Windows cannot detect during the install process. I do have the
> drivers, but I do not know how I can get them to be used during the install.
> Can somebody point me in the right direction?
>
> Thanks
Anonymous
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May 26, 2005 4:27:40 PM

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"Mike" <Mike@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:438CE641-71CF-4B60-A411-C1DC7079A09D@microsoft.com...
> Edit: Posted too quickly before and forgot the version. This is for
Windows
> 2003 Standard. The drivers are for an Adaptec SCSI controller.
>
>
> "Mike" wrote:
>
> > I have a server here without a floppy drive. It is using a SCSI hard
drive
> > that Windows cannot detect during the install process. I do have the
> > drivers, but I do not know how I can get them to be used during the
install.
> > Can somebody point me in the right direction?
> >
> > Thanks

I would buy a floppy disk drive. They are dirt cheap.
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May 26, 2005 4:27:41 PM

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I did try to put a floppy drive into the server, but it would not recognize
the drive at all. No matter what settings I changed in the BIOS, it would
always show the FD as failed. Since I do not need a floppy drive in this
server once it has been installed, I figured I would look for a way around it.

I have tried using a USB floppy, but Windows will not look for the driver
there (even though the box will boot from the USB floppy drive). I also
tried adding the drivers to the install CD using nLite, but that still did
not work. I am just looking for other ways that I can try at this point.


"Pegasus (MVP)" wrote:

>
> "Mike" <Mike@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:438CE641-71CF-4B60-A411-C1DC7079A09D@microsoft.com...
> > Edit: Posted too quickly before and forgot the version. This is for
> Windows
> > 2003 Standard. The drivers are for an Adaptec SCSI controller.
> >
> >
> > "Mike" wrote:
> >
> > > I have a server here without a floppy drive. It is using a SCSI hard
> drive
> > > that Windows cannot detect during the install process. I do have the
> > > drivers, but I do not know how I can get them to be used during the
> install.
> > > Can somebody point me in the right direction?
> > >
> > > Thanks
>
> I would buy a floppy disk drive. They are dirt cheap.
>
>
>
Anonymous
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May 27, 2005 4:04:06 AM

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- Did the BIOS recognise the floppy disk drive?
- If yes, did you try to boot the server with a Win9x boot disk
(www.bootdisk.com) do work out if the problem lies with
Win2000 or with the hardware?
- If no, did you try a different floppy disk drive?
- Did you make sure to use the correct connector on the
ribbon cable? It's the one that has a few wires crossed over.


"Mike" <Mike@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B7364475-4750-4189-B94D-E704617A3656@microsoft.com...
> I did try to put a floppy drive into the server, but it would not
recognize
> the drive at all. No matter what settings I changed in the BIOS, it would
> always show the FD as failed. Since I do not need a floppy drive in this
> server once it has been installed, I figured I would look for a way around
it.
>
> I have tried using a USB floppy, but Windows will not look for the driver
> there (even though the box will boot from the USB floppy drive). I also
> tried adding the drivers to the install CD using nLite, but that still did
> not work. I am just looking for other ways that I can try at this point.
>
>
> "Pegasus (MVP)" wrote:
>
> >
> > "Mike" <Mike@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:438CE641-71CF-4B60-A411-C1DC7079A09D@microsoft.com...
> > > Edit: Posted too quickly before and forgot the version. This is for
> > Windows
> > > 2003 Standard. The drivers are for an Adaptec SCSI controller.
> > >
> > >
> > > "Mike" wrote:
> > >
> > > > I have a server here without a floppy drive. It is using a SCSI
hard
> > drive
> > > > that Windows cannot detect during the install process. I do have
the
> > > > drivers, but I do not know how I can get them to be used during the
> > install.
> > > > Can somebody point me in the right direction?
> > > >
> > > > Thanks
> >
> > I would buy a floppy disk drive. They are dirt cheap.
> >
> >
> >
May 27, 2005 4:04:07 AM

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Thanks for getting back to me.

No, the BIOS did not recognize the fd. I tried 3 different drives to make
sure. Yep, using the correct cable.

I was able to get the server to boot off of a floppy using the USB floppy
drive, but I do not have install floppies for Win2K3 and couldn't find a
reference to them anywhere. I am still trying to add the drivers to the CD
to see if I can get that to work.


"Pegasus (MVP)" wrote:

> - Did the BIOS recognise the floppy disk drive?
> - If yes, did you try to boot the server with a Win9x boot disk
> (www.bootdisk.com) do work out if the problem lies with
> Win2000 or with the hardware?
> - If no, did you try a different floppy disk drive?
> - Did you make sure to use the correct connector on the
> ribbon cable? It's the one that has a few wires crossed over.
>
>
> "Mike" <Mike@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:B7364475-4750-4189-B94D-E704617A3656@microsoft.com...
> > I did try to put a floppy drive into the server, but it would not
> recognize
> > the drive at all. No matter what settings I changed in the BIOS, it would
> > always show the FD as failed. Since I do not need a floppy drive in this
> > server once it has been installed, I figured I would look for a way around
> it.
> >
> > I have tried using a USB floppy, but Windows will not look for the driver
> > there (even though the box will boot from the USB floppy drive). I also
> > tried adding the drivers to the install CD using nLite, but that still did
> > not work. I am just looking for other ways that I can try at this point.
> >
> >
> > "Pegasus (MVP)" wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > "Mike" <Mike@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > news:438CE641-71CF-4B60-A411-C1DC7079A09D@microsoft.com...
> > > > Edit: Posted too quickly before and forgot the version. This is for
> > > Windows
> > > > 2003 Standard. The drivers are for an Adaptec SCSI controller.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "Mike" wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > I have a server here without a floppy drive. It is using a SCSI
> hard
> > > drive
> > > > > that Windows cannot detect during the install process. I do have
> the
> > > > > drivers, but I do not know how I can get them to be used during the
> > > install.
> > > > > Can somebody point me in the right direction?
> > > > >
> > > > > Thanks
> > >
> > > I would buy a floppy disk drive. They are dirt cheap.
> > >
> > >
> > >
>
>
>
Anonymous
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May 28, 2005 10:41:39 AM

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This link may help.

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsser...

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Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
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"Mike" wrote:
|I have a server here without a floppy drive. It is using a SCSI hard drive
| that Windows cannot detect during the install process. I do have the
| drivers, but I do not know how I can get them to be used during the
install.
| Can somebody point me in the right direction?
|
| Thanks
!