Adaptec PERC2, PERC2/Si, PERC3/Si, PERC3/Di, v., A05

This software contains the Windows 2003 driver for the DELL PERC 2, PERC 2/Si, PERC 3/Si, and PERC 3/Di controllers.

Fixes & Enhancements

- A new install section has been created for the Perc2 controller that does not remove the hibernation filter driver binary and service.
-Filter driver checks Dispatch_Level before calling KeWaitForSingleObject avoid bugcheck 0xB8
-Modified unknown AIF handling to prevent Driver Verifier hang.
-STATUS_INVALID_PARAMETER returned for requests with: Zero-length input buffer size.Invalid input buffer size, i.e. not the size of the expected structure.
Invalid memory address for the input buffer.A null input buffer.
-Deletes perc2hib reference in lower filter list rather than entire filter list via inf.
-Corrected a major entry-point in the filter driver that Windows uses for major Plug-N-Play requests (IRP_MJ_PNP). This entry point was incorrectly passing the request to the next lower device in the device stack.
-Deleted the section that removes the upper and lower filters. This section caused errors to be logged in the setupapi.log in Windows.
-Added support for new vSCSI implementation


Version, A05



Release date

27 Apr 2004

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011


Available formats

File Format:Update Package for Microsoft® Windows®
File Name:RAID-DRVR-R74084.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 1 MB
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File Name:w2k3-2806085.exe
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File Size: 259 KB
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Other versions,A02 09 Sep 20035:47:57 PM,A01 24 Apr 20036:54:16 PM
Supported Operating Systems
Windows Server 2003
Applies to
Installation instructions
Custom Instructions for w2k3-2806085.exe:

1. Click the "Download Now" link to download the file.
2. If the Export Compliance Disclaimer window appears, click the "I agree" link to accept the agreement.
3. When the File Download window appears, click "Save" to save the file to your hard drive.

Extract Files
1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and double-click the new file to unzip the download package.
2. Specify the location to unzip the files.
3. Click on the unzip button to extract files.

Driver Installation for Windows Server 2003

NOTE: Before you perform the upgrade, uninstall the
Controller Management Software (CLI).
See the installation guide associated with your
controller for instructions on how to uninstall the
Controller Management Software.

To upgrade the Windows 2003 driver to V2.8 for PERC 2 and/or
integrated controller, perform the following steps:

NOTE: You must be logged on as Administrator to perform these steps:

1. From the desktop, right-click the My Computer icon.
2. Left-click Manage.
3. Click Device Manage.
4. Double-click SCSI and RAID Controller.
A List of all currently installed SCSI drivers appears.
5. Double-click the appropriate RAID controller (such as PERC 2
6. Select the Driver tab.
7. Select Update Driver.
The Update Device Driver Wizard appears.
8. Click Next.

NOTE: Selecting "Display a list of known drivers for this device so
I can choose a specific driver" on PE2500 and PE2550 systems
will give you "Update driver warning".

9. Click Install from a list or specific location.
10. Click Next
11. Click Don't Search, I will choose the driver to install.
12. Click Next
13. Click Have Disk...
14. Insert the Windows 2003 driver diskette.
15. Select the floppy drive in the "Copy manufacturer's files from:" drop-down box.
16. Click OK.
17. Click Next. If the driver copy confirmation dialog box pops up, click Yes.
18. Click Finish.
19. Shut down and reboot the system

Important Information
This software code release requires all V2.8 components; firmware,
device driver and management utilities. Using some components from previous
releases may cause some unknown errors.
Also, this driver will report one of two versions depending on where you look. In Device Manager, it will report as version 2.8-0.6085, but in the file properties (and in OMSS) it will report as version 2.8-0.6076. This is a known cosmetic-only issue and causes no functional problems.
Warning: Do not turn off your computer or disconnect from your power source while updating the BIOS or you may harm your computer. During the update, your computer will restart and you will briefly see a black screen.

This driver has been tested by both the independent software vendor (ISV) and Dell on the operating systems, graphics cards, and application supported by your device to ensure maximum compatibility and performance. Details

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).