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American Megatrends (AMI) PERC 2/SC, PERC2/DC, v.4.21, A03

Dell PowerEdge RAID Controller 2/SC, 2/DC, 4/DC, 4/SC, 3/QC, 3/DC, 3/DCL, 3/SC, PERC 4/Di, and CERC ATA100/4CH, Device Driver for Windows NT 4.0.

Version: 4.21

Version

Other versions
2.32,A02 25 Sep 20001:52:18 PM

Applies to

PERC2/DC;

Date

Release date
27 Oct 2004
Last Updated
03 Nov 2011

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.

Available formats

File Format:Update Package for Microsoft® Windows®
File Name:RAID-DRVR-R65397.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 967KB
Format DescriptionDell Update Packages (DUP) in Microsoft Windows 32bit format have been designed to run on Microsoft Windows 64bit Operating Systems. Dell Update Packages (DUP) in Microsoft Windows 64bit format will only run on Microsoft Windows 64bit Operating Systems. When selecting a device driver update be sure to select the one that is appropriate for your operating system.
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File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:PERC2-NT421-A03.exe
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File Size: 84KB
Format DescriptionThis file format consists of an archive of files that may be decompressed to a directory on the hard drive. The installation can then be done from that directory.
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Fixes & Enhancements

Fixes or Enhancements in this Release

Enhancements:

1) None.


Fixes:

1) A fix was made in the Driver to initialize the data Structures for some of the IOCTL calls.

2) Driver no longer filters out all other commands except SCSI READ and SCSI WRITE

Installation instructions



Custom Instructions for PERC2-NT421-A03.exe:

Dell PowerEdge RAID Controller 2/Sc, 2/DC, 4/DC, 4/SC, 3/QC, 3/DC, 3/DCL, 3/SC, 4/Di, and CERC ATA100/4CH, Device Driver for Windows NT 4.0

Version 4.21

Install Instructions


Download

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 – the instructions below assume you extract files to a formatted floppy disk.
3. Click on the unzip button to extract files.

Installation

Dell PowerEdge RAID Controller 4/DC, 4/SC, 3/QC, 3/DC, 3/DCL, 3/SC, 4/Di, and CERC ATA100/4CH, Device Driver for Windows NT 4.0

Version 4.21


This program creates a Windows NT 4.0 driver diskette for the controllers. You will need a formatted 3 1/2 inch floppy diskette for the following procedure.

1) Download the file to a directory on your hard drive. The file downloaded is a self-extracting executable.

2) Double click on the file to run the executable.

3) Click on the unzip button to extract files to the floppy.

Power down the system and install the PERC/CERC card. Configure the logical drives before proceeding with the driver install described below.


Performing a New Installation of Windows NT 4.0


"Making PERC/CERC the Primary Controller in Windows NT 4.0"

1) Boot the system using the Windows NT 4.0 CD. As the message "Setup is inspecting your computer's hardware configuration." appears. Press F6 immediately.

2) Within a few seconds, the Windows NT Setup screen appears, requesting additional adapters in the system. Press 'S' to specify an additional device, then press Enter on the OTHER option in the selection screen.

3) Insert the PERC/CERC driver diskette created above and press Enter. "CERC ATA100/4ch; PERC2/3/4 Series Windows NT Driver" appears. Press Enter to load the driver.

4) Press 'S' to load additional mass storage device driver if required. Otherwise, press Enter to continue installation process as usual. Windows NT 4.0 continues to be installed as usual. Please refer to the operating system installation documentation for further steps.

"Making PERC/CERC a Secondary Controller in Windows NT 4.0"

1) Start the Windows NT 4.0 installation process. Load the device for the primary controller if necessary.

2) Windows NT Server Setup screen is displayed after loading Windows NT Kernel. Press Enter to continue.

3) Setup displays mass storage devices that it has recognized in your computer. Press 'S' to specify an additional device, then press Enter on the OTHER option in the selection screen.

4) Insert the PERC/CERC driver diskette created above and press Enter. "CERC ATA100/4ch; PERC2/3/4 Series Windows NT Driver" appears. Press Enter to load the driver.

5) Press 'S' to load additional mass storage device drivers if required; otherwise, press Enter to continue the installation process as usual. Windows NT 4.0 continues to be installed as usual. Please refer to the operating system installation documentation for further steps.


Adding the PERC/CERC Driver to an Existing Windows NT 4.0 Server

If your server is already running Windows NT 4.0, then use the following steps to add the PERC/CERC Windows NT 4.0 driver.

1) Insert the PERC/CERC driver diskette created above in appropriate drive. The driver files can also be installed from a local or network drive.

2) Click on Start > Control Panel > Settings. Double-click on the Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) Adapter icon.

3) Select the Drivers tab.

4) Click on the Add button.

5) Select Have Disk.

6) The Install From Disk box appears. Specify the l

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