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  • I am trying to install WHS on a computer that I have. But I seem to be running into a problem. The SATA drive is connected thru a raid controller on the MOBO(there is no other way to hook this up. all of the SATA drive connectors are on the RAID controller.) I have the drivers for the RAID. It Comes in three flavors, XP, 2003 and 98/ME. When I load the drivers into WHS it does install, however a box pops up after the driver page that says txtsetup.oem could not be found. The installation continues uninterrupted until it restarts. When it restarts it look like the xp install screen when you first stall the install(not much in the way of a GUI just a blue screen and text).  The installation near as I can tell continues loading drives and things like that. but before the install can finish i get a blue screen of death that says something like process installation failed. ( i will double check the exact wording in the morning). Is this a problem because I don't have a driver for WHS? I have tried all the of the above drivers with little difference.

    Please help if possible.
    Sunday, February 8, 2009 7:50 AM

Answers

  • Hi,
    make sure, that the floppy is formatted witout failure and all files on it are readable.
    Also press F6 first and insert the floppy after that into the drive.
    Best greetings from Germany
    • Marked as answer by Catanbri Sunday, February 15, 2009 12:12 AM
    Saturday, February 14, 2009 8:23 AM
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  • Hi,
    in certain situations the first part of setup does not copy the driver files to the disk.
    On the second reboot you need to provide the drivers again, on a floppy disk (format the disk, before you copy the drivers on it). There is a short moment, in which is shown in the lower border a message like Press F6 to load additional storage drivers. If you miss this moment, the storage drivers will not be there and setup will end in the 0x0000007B BSOD.
    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf
    • Proposed as answer by kariya21Moderator Sunday, February 8, 2009 3:41 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by Catanbri Friday, February 13, 2009 8:05 AM
    Sunday, February 8, 2009 1:10 PM
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  • I finally found some floppy disks. To me it is insane that in this day and age we still need to rely on old tech for some of the simplist things.

    I am downloading a linux live cd so that I can copy the drivers to a floppy disk, as only one of my computer in the house has a floppy drive, and ironicly it is the same computer i am hoping to put WHS on.

    I will report back later after I have tried this.
    Thursday, February 12, 2009 7:54 PM
  • So that was a no go. I still can't get WHS to boot up. Any other idea's I might try?

    edit:
    Sorry I am able to use a floppy disk. however it says that "Setup failed to load the OEM drivers." Is there a specific version of driver I should be using(XP, Vista, server 2003, etc...)?
    Thursday, February 12, 2009 11:47 PM
  • Hi,
    ideally should be (extracted) drivers for Windows Server 2003, if those are not available, also Windows XP drivers can, but must not, do the job.
    Do your drivers contain a txtsetup.oem file?
    What is the exact maker, model and name of your controller?

    A workaround would be also, to copy the inf file from the drivers to C:\Windows\inf and the other files (especially those with extension .sys) to C:\Windows\system32\drivers from within a Vista Setup DVDs system repair command prompt or even your Linux environment, given setup came that far to create the folder structures on your disk already.

    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf
    Friday, February 13, 2009 4:51 AM
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  • VIARAID 8237/6420 is the raid controller. And again this is a stand alone disk, it is NOT part of a raid array, it's just on a raid controller.
     
    I will try that next. I am also now getting a error message that says something along the lines of " X driver caused an error 18 on line 2335. I dont know if that will help the situation any.
    • Edited by Catanbri Saturday, February 14, 2009 12:55 AM
    Friday, February 13, 2009 7:29 AM
  • Hi,
    cant find a driver for this controller even on the VIA website.
    This makes it hard to offer additional troubleshooting steps or to provide a way to get the proper extracted driver (and not only the GUI files from the setup program).
    Maybe you can try the XP drivers for the 8251. The folder Windows_V-RAID_V580C\VRAIDDrv\drvdisk within the .zip file should contain all what you need. Don't forget to format the floppy.
    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf
    Friday, February 13, 2009 8:35 AM
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  • Sorry I got the numbers a bit confused for that. They have been corrected.

    I will try with the latest drivers next.
    Saturday, February 14, 2009 12:54 AM
  • Ok Downloaded latest drivers for my raid controller. Now I get this error message:

    File \$OEM$\winxp\virsraid.sys could not be loaded.
    The error code is 18.

    Setup cannot continue. Press any key to exit.

    Should I just go out and buy a new hard disk the runs on ATA and install it. I want to try out WHS but I don't know if this is worth it.

    And thank you Olaf for all the help you have been giving me.
    Saturday, February 14, 2009 1:45 AM
  • Hi,
    make sure, that the floppy is formatted witout failure and all files on it are readable.
    Also press F6 first and insert the floppy after that into the drive.
    Best greetings from Germany
    • Marked as answer by Catanbri Sunday, February 15, 2009 12:12 AM
    Saturday, February 14, 2009 8:23 AM
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  • Thanks Olaf. Leaving the floppy out until it asked for it was the key. I am now using WHS. :D
    Sunday, February 15, 2009 10:45 PM