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LSI Logic PERC 3/x, 4/x, 4e/x, CERC ATA 100 Driver

This package provides the LSI Logic PERC 3/SC, 4/DC, 4/SC, 4e/DC, CERC ATA 100 Driver and is supported on the Enterprise Servers and Powervault models that are running the following Windows Operating System: Windows Server 2003.

Fixes & Enhancements

- 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.
- 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.
- 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.

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Version, A05



Release date

12 Apr 2007

Last Updated

17 Jan 2014



Available formats

File Format:Update Package for Microsoft® Windows®
File Name:RAID_DRVR_WIN_R99970.EXE
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File Size: 1MB
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File Name:perc-cerc-w2k3-
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Supported Operating Systems

Microsoft Windows Server 2003

Applies to

Perc 4e/Di
PERC 4e/Si

Installation instructions

Install Instructions

This is a self-extracting package of the Windows 2000 and 2003 device driver installation diskette for PERC 4/DC, 4/SC, 3/QC, 3/DC, 3/DCL, 3/SC,CERC ATA100/4CH, PERC 4/Di, PERC 4e/Di, PERC4e/Si and PERC 4e/DC.To build the installation diskette, execute the package, directing its output to an empty, formatted diskette.

Installing the Driver during Operating System Installation

1. Boot the system using the Microsoft Windows Server CD.
2. When the message Press F6 if you need to install a third party SCSI or RAID driver appears, press the key immediately. Within a few minutes, a screen appears that asks for additional controllers in the system.
3. Press the key. The system prompts for the driver diskette to be inserted.
4. Insert the driver diskette in the floppy drive and press the key. A list of PERC controllers appears.
5. Select the right driver for the installed controller and press the key to load the driver.
NOTE: For Windows 2003, a message appears that states that the driver that you provided is older/newer then the Windows driver. Press the key to use the driver that is on the floppy diskette.
6. Press the key again to continue the installation process as usual.

Installing a Windows Driver for a New RAID Controller
Perform the following steps to configure the driver when you add the RAID controller to a system that already has Windows installed.

1. Power down the system.
2. Install the new RAID controller in the system. Refer to Hardware Installation for detailed instructions on installing and cabling the RAID controller in the system.
3. Power on the system. The Windows operating system should detect the new controller and display a message to inform the user.
4. The Found New Hardware Wizard screen pops up and displays the detected hardware device.
5. Click Next.
6. On the Locate device driver screen, select Search for a suitable driver for my device and click Next.
7. Insert the appropriate driver diskette and select Floppy disk drives on the Locate Driver Files screen.
8. Click Next.
9. The wizard detects and installs the appropriate device drivers for the new RAID controller.
10. Click Finish to complete the installation.
11. Reboot the server.

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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).