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Windows 2008 X64 Can't Detect drives to install windows?


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#1 Groovedude

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:08

Ok guys and girls i need your help with something,

i am trying to install windows 2008 x64 to a dell system through idrac6, the machine has a perc h200 card with 2x 4TB disks attached in a raid0 setup. *madness and totally wrong to do i know* but moving on from that this is the situation im working with. now i can get windows setup to load as far as getting to the selection screen for the disks, but windows states it can't find any, what am i doing wrong? what am i missing. i've never used such drives before is it due to sizing?

my intention once i get to the setup screen is to partion a section for OS, then have a large data drive, i hope the above makes sense. 2am little tierd.

if it helps it is booting UEFI.


#2 mikesingh

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:34

if it helps it is booting UEFI.


Hey, I had the same issue installing Windows 8 Pro on my Samsung Series 7 Slate. After frantically Binging for an answer, around 1am (the night W8 launched) I tried a solution. All I did was I simply disabled 'UEFI Boot Support' in the BIOS. After I did that and rebooted and tried the install again, it worked perfectly and the installer saw my drive.

Hope I was able to help!

#3 OP Groovedude

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:04

Hey, I had the same issue installing Windows 8 Pro on my Samsung Series 7 Slate. After frantically Binging for an answer, around 1am (the night W8 launched) I tried a solution. All I did was I simply disabled 'UEFI Boot Support' in the BIOS. After I did that and rebooted and tried the install again, it worked perfectly and the installer saw my drive.

Hope I was able to help!


I have tried both ways, selecting bios mode & uefi no luck :(

still get the following:

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#4 OP Groovedude

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:25

*UPDATE* ->

after dell support website telling me win2008 did not require a driver at install point because there wasn't one avaliable. i found a link after much hunting.

Dell PERC H200 Adapter, PERC H200 Integrated, PERC H200 Integrated Modular, PERC H200 Embedded, v.2.0.35.10, A01
Windows 2008 Server 64bit driver 2.0.35.10 for PERC H200 Controller @ http://ftp.dell.com/...vault-lto6.html

after loading that as an .iso through the virtual media, installation has deteced the drives, and ive managed to create a partion and i am continuin with install as we speak.

#5 +Chicane-UK

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:34

Was just about to reply and say you're missing the driver for the disk array - but you've sussed it already :)

#6 sc302

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 14:54

Dell requires that you run the dell Open Manage System Configurator boot disk that came with your system to be able to install windows. It preinstalls the drivers and what not so that windows can properly see the hardware during install (including raid cards and drives attached to them).

If you do not have this disk, go to support.dell.com and download it....if I had the system info I would send you to the right location, I would just need to know what poweredge server you had the service tag is not needed.

Correction: I see you are using a EFI system, should be able to boot to GPT partition.