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Dell PowerEdge 2600 -Disks "Not Responding"

By cromrell ·
Dell PowerEdge 2600
4 36GB Drives (bays #0-3) -all show Green Status

I recently inherited a Dell PowerEdge 2600 server, and want to install Windows 2003 Server, for basic file server purposes.

During the PERC detection, it begins emiting a horrible beep (approx 4 sec, pause 1 sec, repeat).

When I run Server Assistant it shows Error "Unable to determine the boot device"

Thanks for your help!

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At a guess the 2003 Installer isn't recognizing the

by OH Smeg In reply to Dell PowerEdge 2600 -Disk ...

SCSI Hardware in your system so it is unable to format the Drives and install the OS.

You need the SCSI Driver from Dell and copy it to the Root of a Floppy Disc then when you start to Boot off the Install Disc at the very first blue Screen press the F6 Key to install the SCSI Driver and or a RAID Driver if that is available.

The system will continue to load till it reaches the stage of needing the SCSI or RAID Driver and then it will ask you to insert the Driver n a Floppy in the A Drive so push in the floppy and hit enter. That will load the Drivers and make your HDD's visible to the OS.

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