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Windows 7 Dell Poweredge 2850 Install

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September 27, 2012 1:12:13 AM

I have been trying to install Windows 7 on a Dell Poweredge 2850 (Data sheet: http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/pedge/en/...), however when I get to the step when I am supposed to choose where to install Windows 7, no hard drives show up (I have: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000H3HW9C/ref=oh_deta... in the slot labeled "0"). According to my research, I need a particular driver so that the Windows 7 setup can 'see' the hard drive, however I do not know which driver I need. As far as I can tell it should be one of the drivers from http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/555/Product/p... , however there are many there, and I am not sure which one specifically I need (I only have one SCSI drive, however it seems to me that the computer is set up to treat the hard drives in RAID configuration, and I think that means that (at least by default) the computer is acting like it is setup for RAID 0).

So, my question is, which driver do I need (link please), and what do I have to do to use it so that Windows setup can 'see' the hard drive?

If it matters, I am installing Windows 7 from an 8gb flash drive, and I have a second 1gb flash drive ready for the necessary driver. Also, the server itself has 6gb of DDR2 ram, and 2 3.2ghz zeon processors.
September 27, 2012 1:33:32 AM

My guess is you need this driver.

SCSI RAID (6)
File Title Importance Release Date Version Actions
Microsoft-XML File


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September 27, 2012 1:35:05 AM

Get the SCSI RAID driver for windows server 2008 r2
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September 27, 2012 1:53:59 AM

aaab said:
Get the SCSI RAID driver for windows server 2008 r2


yeah I saw that somewhere in another thread, but where?
under the list of drivers for the poweredge 2850 on dell's website (http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/555/Product/p...), the SCSI RAID driver doesn't mention windows server 2008 r2 anywhere...
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September 27, 2012 3:17:55 AM

So I got it to recognize the drive with the driver as a signed drive or something, and it ran the driver thing, and then i go back to "Where do you want to install Windows?" and still no drives are listed...
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September 28, 2012 1:15:16 AM

@dingo07
the driver you gave me, when i unpacked it and loaded it onto the drive, that worked fine, then i put it in the server computer and pressed load driver, choose the usb drive, and it said no signed drive
while i was at it i also tried the scsi drive driver on the dell website, and that also didn't show up as a signed drive on the poweredge
scsi non-raid did show up, and after running it, the setup still cannot find any drives
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September 28, 2012 1:29:17 AM

Make sure there's only the files in the root dir
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