Pressler2904 | Dec 11 2008 6:46PM GMT
This is going to sound “out there”: If your RAID card is NOT an embedded card, move it to a different slot and re-try.
If this fails, or if you have an embedded card, grab the latest drivers for your controller from the Dell site and extract to floppy disk (FDD). (NOTE: you MUST use an FDD to access these drivers. As of Win2K3 SP1, this requirement was still hard coded into the OS. Not sure about SP2 or later…)
Restart your server with the Win2K3 CD in the CD drive and boot from it. press F6 when asked if you need to supply third party storage drivers, and point to the FDD with the drivers created previously. This of course presupposes that you have a floppy drive attached to your server in some way (USB drives will work, but you may need to set your BIOS to recognize them…).
When the drivers (including those on the FDD) are loaded, repair the installation. You should be OK at this point…