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LSI Logic PERC 4/DC, v., A02
Windows Server 2003 IA64 Driver for the PERC 4/DC RAID Controller. Version
Release Date 6/7/2005
Importance: Recommended

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Windows Server 2003 IA64 Driver for the PERC 4/DC RAID Controller. Version

Level of Importance:Recommended

Dell recommends applying this update during your next scheduled update cycle. The update contains feature enhancements or changes that will help keep your system software current and compatible with other system modules (firmware, BIOS, drivers and software).


PowerEdge 3250
PowerEdge 7250
Operating Systems
MS Windows Server 2003

Applies to

  • PERC 4/DC

Fixes & Enhancements

W2K3 1. If the Adapter is set to DEAD, all the IOCTLs sent to the driver will be returned with a special signature 0xEE to identify that the adapter is DEAD and not responding. 2. During Bus Reset, the driver issues a call to the F/W and returns without waiting for the call to finish and asks for the next request from OS. This next request got issued to the F/W even before the reset call completed resulting in the reservation conflict. Now the driver does not issue the next command until the reset call to the F/W completes. 3. SCSI commands issued to the Dummy Device exposed by the driver was not handled properly. Driver should have rejected all the commands issued to the Dummy Device except for the SCSIOP_INQUIRY and SCSIIO_READ_CAPACITY. This was causing the system to blue screen when using utilities sending SCSI commands to the Dummy Device. This release driver handles all the SCSI commands issued to the driver gracefully.

Installation instructions

Custom Instructions for perc-w2k3- 

Updating an Existing Windows 2003 Driver

Perform the following steps to update the Windows driver for the RAID controller already installed on your system.

NOTE: It is important that you idle your system before you update the driver.

1. Press Start > Control Panel > System.
   The System Properties screen displays.
2. Click on the Hardware tab.
3. Click the Device Manager button and the Device Manager screen displays.
4. Click SCSI and RAID Controllers.
5. Double-click the RAID controller for which you want to update the driver.
6. Click the Driver tab and click on Update Driver.
   The screen for the Upgrade Device Driver Wizard displays.
7. Insert the appropriate driver diskette.
8. Click Next.
9. Follow the steps in the Wizard to search the diskette for the driver.
10. Select the name of the driver, not the INF file.
11. Click Next and continue the installation steps in the Wizard.
12. Click Finish to exit the wizard and reboot the system for the changes to take place.

Refer to the readme file perc-w2k3- for further driver installation instructions.
Custom Instructions for perc-w2k3-

Download the readme file (perc-w2k3- to view information about this release.            


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