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Dell Tertiary IDE Channel Controller , v. 1.00.2002.0701, A00
Required driver for Tertiary IDE Channel under Windows 2000
Release Date 8/30/2002
Importance: Optional
Version: 1.00.2002.0701,A00

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Required driver for Tertiary IDE Channel under Windows 2000

Level of Importance:Optional

Dell recommends the customer review specifics about the update to determine if it applies to your system. The update contains changes that impact only certain configurations, or provides new features that may/may not apply to your environment.

Important Information

When you install the Windows 2000 Server operating system without using the Dell Server Assistant CD, a yellow "exclamation point" warning icon/bang will appear next to the RAID devices entry in the "Other devices" section of the "Device manager", whether you have installed a RAID controller in the system or not. This warning icon will disappear once the device driver for DELL tertiary IDE channel controller is installed. This driver is only applicable to the Windows 2000 Server operating system.


PowerEdge 600SC
Operating Systems
MS Windows 2000

Applies to

  • Tertiary IDE Channel Controller

Fixes & Enhancements

This is a new release.

Installation instructions

Default Instructions for dell3idea00.exe:


1. Download the file to a directory on your hard drive. The file 
downloaded is self extracting.
2. Execute this file to extract the files compressed within it. These 
files can be extracted to a diskette or to a 
directory on your hard drive. Remember this location.
3. Log on as an Administrator (if not already). Windows 2000 OS starts; 
displays a message that new hardware has been detected, and starts 
the 'Found New Hardware Wizard'. 
4. Click 'cancel'. 
5. After Windows 2000 server installation is completed, install Service 
pack 2 (SP2). Documentation may be supplied with the OS, or may be 
downloaded from Microsoft or DELL website. 
6. After the installation is complete, Windows 2000 restarts, and 'Found 
New Hardware Wizard' appears. 
7. Click 'cancel'. 
8. Browse to the location the files were extracted to in step 2 above, 
select the "Force.bat" file, and click 'open'. 
9. When and if the Microsoft Digital Signature dialog boxes for the 
ServerWorks PCI IDE controller or ServerWorks Primary/Secondary IDE 
controller or DELL tertiary IDE controller appear, click Yes to continue. 
10. The driver installation will be completed, and you will be prompted 
to reboot the system. Click Yes, and reboot the system. 
11. Enter the BIOS setup, and ensure that the third channel master and 
slave (if needed) devices have been turned on or are in Auto mode. This 
will enable the tertiary IDE drive channel. 
12. In the BIOS setup, make sure that maximum UDMA mode is set to ATA- 
100. This applies to the primary channel hard disk drives, and secondary 
channel devices (CDROM and Tape Back Up unit)). 
13. You may recheck the 'Device Manager'. The yellow bang against the 
RAID controller in 'other devices' should not appear. Expand the IDE 
devices sections. DELL tertiary IDE channel and DELL tertiary IDE 
controller will be listed. 
14. This completes the installation of the driver, and your system is 
ready to access and fully utilize the hard disk drives connected to the 
third IDE channel.            


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