Driver Details

Dell Tertiary IDE Channel Controller , v. 1.00.2002.0701, A00

Required driver for Tertiary IDE Channel under Windows 2000

Fixes & Enhancements

This is a new release.


Version 1.00.2002.0701, A00



Release date

30 Aug 2002

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011



Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:dell3idea00.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 130KB
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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Compatible Systems

Supported Operating Systems

Windows 2000

Applies to

Tertiary IDE Channel Controller

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.

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.
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