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  • Question

  • Hi guys

    Boot up with single 120GB SATA hard drive by SiliconImage 4 port SATA PCI card.

    (1) "Hard Drive capable of hosting Windows Home Server was not found. Would you like to load additional storage drivers?"

    (2) Click YES button

    (3) Load SI3114 from floppy disk

    (4) "Would you like to make the storage driver available during the text mode phase of the setup?"

    5) if click YES button, it goes back to (1)
        if click NO button. get this message

    "Please note that you will be required to load the same driver again later in the installation process. Please hit F6 when prompted during the text mode phase of the setup and supply the same driver on a floppy"

    Click OK button, it goes back to (1)

    so at the moment, it'll repeating all the time, there is no way out to install the driver properly!

    what can i do?

    thanks
    Thursday, February 22, 2007 6:53 PM

Answers

  • Raid is not a supported scenario for Windows Home Server.  There are issues with certain RAID cards that others have seen.  Some RAID cards show all the hard drives attached to the controller to Windows Home Server and others only show the pool. 

    I would suggest removing the RAID controller and installing Windows Home Server to a single drive and adding additional drives later through the drive extender.

    Monday, February 26, 2007 10:57 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • If you have a USB thumb drive, try what they did in these threads:

    http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsHomeServer/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=1240608&SiteID=50
    http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsHomeServer/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=1249914&SiteID=50
    Thursday, February 22, 2007 7:20 PM
  • I have found that the first screen that asks for drivers is Vista based and wants vista Disk, IDE, RAID drivers.  The 2nd text install is XP based and needs XP drivers to see the same disk.  Kind of odd, but it does work.

     

    Just remember to press F6 durring boot of the text based setup to install the drivers.  You will also need a floppy at this point since the text install can not see USB disks.

     

    Thursday, February 22, 2007 7:42 PM
  • Hi again

    i realised what went wrong, i used wrong driver lol so i used correct driver, it installed driver no problem

    so when rebooted, during setup, i pressed F6 button and it ask for driver from floppy disk.

    press S button and got this error message

    "File txtsetup.oem casued an unexpected error (1024) at Line 1896 in d:\nt\boot\setup\oemdisk.c."

    what can i do now? :(

    thanks

    ps. there are 7 files in floppy disk

    si3114r.cat
    SI31144.inf
    Si3114r.mpd
    Si3114r.sys
    SIISUPP.VXD
    SIWinAcc.sys
    TxtSetup.oem

    '3114r' file loaded fine at WHS setup but none works in text mode.

    thanks again
    Thursday, February 22, 2007 8:35 PM
  • Try a new floppy disk and upload the files to the new disk.  See if that works.
    Friday, February 23, 2007 12:57 AM
    Moderator
  • hi again

    very strange, there are 2 different drivers, 1 for IDE, 1 for RAID.

    during the HWS install, IDE driver will NOT work, but RAID driver worked perfectly

    however, at text mode install, RAID driver will NOT work but IDE driver worked perfectly, odd. so carried on install the OS.

    went back an hour later, got error messages,(if i remembe right)

    "cannot/failed to create a volume" so i click OK button, rebooted WHS, it looked like exactly same as 2003server, no WHS software installed.

    i'm 100% sure that 2 of sata hard drives are working.

    is there any fix for it?

    thanks
    Friday, February 23, 2007 2:26 PM
  • Raid is not a supported scenario for Windows Home Server.  There are issues with certain RAID cards that others have seen.  Some RAID cards show all the hard drives attached to the controller to Windows Home Server and others only show the pool. 

    I would suggest removing the RAID controller and installing Windows Home Server to a single drive and adding additional drives later through the drive extender.

    Monday, February 26, 2007 10:57 PM
    Moderator