Why are my hard drives not recognized during a Windows install?

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    Why are my hard drives not recognized during a Windows install?

    Issue:

    When Windows tries to install to the hard drives on Windows Server, the hard drives do not show up.


    Resolution:

    Windows Server is not properly detecting the SATA, SCSI, or SAS controller. In order to get the drivers loaded, follow these steps.

    • For Server 2000 or Server 2003, Locate the driver for the SATA, SCSI, or SAS controller. The driver folder should have the file 'OEMSETUP.INF' located within. Copy all the files from the directory with theOEMSETUP.INF file to a floppy.Press F6 during the begining stages of the OS install, and insert the floppy when prompted.
    • For server 2008, Locate the driver for the SATA, SCSI, or SAS controller, like in the directions above. Copy this folder to a USB drive or CD. When the server gets to the point where it needs the driver, hit the browse button, and select the folder with the drivers.

    Keywords: Server, OEMSETUP.INF, Driver
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