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Old 24-07-2008
Ven
 
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SATA drivers for Windows Server 2003

Hi! All,
I have a situation here. I wanted to install the Windows Server 2003
Enterprise edition on a DELL Optiplex 755 with an 80 GB SATA drive.

A couple of minutes into the installation I get the blue screen "
0X0000007B(0XF789E63C,0XC0000034,0X00000000,0X00000000) asking me to
"chkdsk" the hard drive.

After searching the Internet I get to know that Win Server 2003 doesnt
provide the SATA drivers. I checked with DELL and they say they cannot help
as I am changing the default O.S of Optiplex.

the Intel chipset is "Intel NH82801 I0" and I dont find the chipset on the
Intel website. Nor could I find the drivers elsewhere.

I am missing something here - surely I dont know how to go about it the
right way.

Can anybody guide me on how to go about it. Plus I dont have a floppy
drive - can I use an external USB floppy drive to install the drivers if I
find them?

Pl advice.
Thank you
Regards
Ven



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Old 25-07-2008
SF
 
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Re: SATA drivers for Windows Server 2003

Is nothing here
http://support.dell.com/support/down...&catid=&impid=
Any good to you?
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Old 25-07-2008
Ven
 
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there are no drivers for Windows server 2003.
From the drop down it only shows for vista and xp.

Most XP drivers will work in Server 2003 since they use a common code
base. (Similarly most Vista drivers work on Server 2008). Have you tried the
XP driver?
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Old 25-07-2008
Hank Arnold (MVP)
 
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Re: SATA drivers for Windows Server 2003

There won't be, since they probably won't support a server OS on an
Optiplex.... Try the XP drivers since 2003 is XP based (BTW, 2008 is
Vista based).....
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Old 25-07-2008
Ven
 
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Yes I downlaoded the XP drivers and since I dont have a floppy drive for my
machine and I dont have an external usb floppy drive - I was wondering on
including the SATA drivers onto the Windows Server 2003 CD - so it will take
the drivers directly during the installation. I found a procedure on the
internet for the WinXP installation

trying to do the same for the Win 2003.

what's your status on that - I'm having exactly the same issue.
Did the workaround described at

See "How to install W2K3 server on a floppyless server"
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Old 08-08-2008
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Found the source for Opti 755 SATA Drivers

Don't know if anyone is still having this problem but I found functioning drivers for most of the OS's at:

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Prod...ProductID=2101

You just select the OS and then select the second download option which is the floppy based files needed for the OS to load. One additional note that took a bit to find. Select "ICH9R/DO/DH SATA AHCI Controller" from the list of options. That is the one that works for the Optiplex 755.

Hope this helps someone.

Mike
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Old 21-09-2008
Anthony Jones
 
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SATA drivers for Windows Server 2003

You can also goto the BIOS on the Optiplex 755 and change the RAID setting for the SATA drive from AHCI/AutoDetect to ATA/AutoDetect. I did this and this stopped the blue screen of death (BSOD) I kept encountering when trying to install Windows 2003 OS versus Vista/Windows 2008. I hope this helps.
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Old 28-05-2009
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Re: SATA drivers for Windows Server 2003

Thank you for the info. Your suggested bios change worked perfect for me, and save me significant time!!
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