Windows XP SP2 installation problem on Dell PowerEdge 2850 server

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Dell PowerEdge 2850
Microsoft Windows XP
RAID
When I try to install XP on the server, it seems like windows can't find any hard drive, so as soon as you press enter to setup, you don't see any disk to format whatsoever? Does anybody ever experienced this kind of problem, if so can you please give me a solution to this problem cause it really made my day crappy? Thank you

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This is normal on a Dell server. You’ll need to go to Dell’s website and download the Perc drivers for that model of server. These are the drivers for the SCSI/RAID card that Dell uses. The drivers aren’t included in Windows CD/DVDs. You’ll need to put the drivers on a floppy disk, and when you boot of the Windows disk press F6 or F8 at the very beginning so that you can install the drivers. If you watch the bottom line of the screen it’ll tell you what key to press.

If you don’t have a floppy drive you’ll need to go and buy a USB floppy drive and the drives can only be installed off of a floppy disk.

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  • Imsupport
    Thanks for the answer I'm goona go for it right now..
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  • Imsupport
    It's me again, and I have a problem with XP installation now, when it starts to copy files it says " setup cannot copy the file : oemsetupe.inf " what do you think could be the problem. Thank you for your answers.
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  • V555
    oemsetup.inf file may be corrupted thatswhy it couldnot open or copy sometimes due to partition error occoured this problem happened which i faced in my office also.i solve it .try use new scratch less cd & format drive completely where u wants 2 install it will solve disk errors.
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  • Imsupport
    Thanks you guys, problem solved, the file was corrupted on the cd, so I had a new one and everything went very well and pretty smooth. Thank you for you help I really appreciate. Hope to see you some other time with maybe another problem :)
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  • Technochic
    Glad you got it working! Thanks for sharing your solution!
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