Thanks again so much! Does your system have a DRAC or other expansion card installed? The reformat I described was a rather painstaking process and yes, involved reinstalling windows from scratch. Number of drives, type of drives, RAID config, etc.? I removed the dvd drive it was new and could have been causing something to go wrong , took out all the drives but 1 and redid it in the RAID so it only showed as one logical drive for the entire system. I really appreciate your help I’ve very strongly gotten the impression that this shouldn’t be this hard.

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I’ve tried wiping and redoing the raid from scratch and it didn’t help.

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Another alternative is to install using Dell’s installation utility boot to this DVD first, then follow the prompts: I need to call it a night for dell 2850 scsi but will be back on it tomorrow. All forum topics Previous Topic Next Topic.

Did you then reinstall ? You must use this driver:. I used a USB stick to attempt the install again I once ran into what appeared to be dell 2850 scsi incompatible DVD drive What else can you tell me about your setup?

Windows x64 on Poweredge The reformat I described was a rather painstaking process and yes, dell 2850 scsi reinstalling windows from scratch. I am usingnot R2. It is important to make the distinction which OS you are installing Your “disk” should be seen at the screen that asks dell 2850 scsi you want to install Windows. Did you say sorry for not going back to look that you tried an install from USB?

I really appreciate your help I’ve very strongly gotten the impression that this shouldn’t be this hard. Number of drives, dell 2850 scsi of drives, RAID config, etc.? This is why it is important: Thanks again so much!

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This is why it is important:. I called it a night before you did The firmware update should not affect the RAID configuration, but this is what I would do: Remove any unnecessary devices.

I can tell you from installing and R2 easily dozens and dozens of times on ‘s that there shouldn’t be any more to it than what I have described. Dell 2850 scsi helps you quickly narrow down your search results by suggesting possible matches as dell 2850 scsi type.

The raid is configured correctly, I am currently running windows server on it without issue. You said x64, but people often forget to specify.

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Does your system have a DRAC or other expansion card installed? You must use this driver: I’ve tried downloading all the drivers I could find from dell’s site dell 2850 scsi loading them from the install prompt, but am at a total loss.

I have 6 physical SCSI drives, gb x2 and 68gb x4 organized into three logical drives 2 and 2 and 2each raid 1. I tried what you have delll. Also please dell 2850 scsi, after this wipe, only one of the logical drives is formatted, the others are unpartitioned space. The drivers usually have supported firmware minimums.

I’ve found many websites claiming what you are, but I still get the “load driver” screen and even when I manually select the dell 2850 scsi specified in the link, it doesn’t work.

Sccsi removed the dvd drive it was new and could have been causing something to go wrongtook out all the drives but 1 and redid it in the RAID so it only showed dell 2850 scsi one logical drive for the entire system.

I called it a night before you did.