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velevoYT
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Power edge 840 not recognizing hdds.

So i have a power edge 840 . I have 2 Hard Drives connected. they are both 80GB. I try to install windows server 2008 standard. it wont's let me install windows server 2008 because it says it won't recognize the hard drives. I look at that hard drive folder (tru windows's windows server 2008 disk) And i see that windows is installed on one of the hard drives. Then I try to boot up windows but it just says. '' Invalid boot.INI file'' then '' booting from c:\windows\'' and then '' NTDETECT fail '' And then it does nothing. If you press a key on the keyboard it will just reboot the server. it was amazing.I din't like this. i reinstalled windows server 2008 standard. NOTHING. All my members that are part of this server group are counting on me. Please Please help me.

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theflash1932
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RE: Power edge 840 not recognizing hdds.

Which RAID controller do you have?

If you have the PERC 6/i, then you must FIRST configure/initialize RAID. NO disk will be presented to the OS until you do.

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velevoYT
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RE: Power edge 840 not recognizing hdds.

I already did that. And it still does not work.

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theflash1932
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RE: Power edge 840 not recognizing hdds.

Which controller?

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velevoYT
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RE: Power edge 840 not recognizing hdds.

Oh ya I removed the raid controller.  So ya....

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theflash1932
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RE: Power edge 840 not recognizing hdds.

ha ha ... ok

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velevoYT
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RE: Power edge 840 not recognizing hdds.

I'm serious

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theflash1932
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RE: Power edge 840 not recognizing hdds.

Sure taking it out is one way to do it ... so I laughed.

Need details to help further.

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velevoYT
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RE: Power edge 840 not recognizing hdds.

Yes

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theflash1932
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RE: Power edge 840 not recognizing hdds.

Do you need/want assistance?

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