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SCSI not installed...about to uninstall my BRAIN


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java script:add_smilie(":)","smid_24")Ok, so I started playing with an old Dell PowerEdge 2300 at work. We need to have a very basic FTP server for clients to send files to, and this is an entirely different thread!

Had Win NT on it, had NEVER been online until I got a hold of it! Ran all the updates and SPs etc, etc, etc. Then realized I couldn't find a remote desktop software that would work with NT, Macs apparently didn't like to connect to the FTP, etc, etc, etc. Well I have a copy of Server 2003, so I was going to install that, CD Drive won't work... Wrote and iso, and ran install from the drive (this worked fine), but it installed it on the E: partition of the drive.java script:add_smilie(":)","smid_42") I wanted it on C:. So I tried, a couple of things, copied entire contents of C to a folder on E (back up!!). Then looked at the partition, it was too small to fit '03 on it. Couldn't figure out how to add a couple hundred MB to the partition, so gave up. Did a re-boot and this is the results of that:

When Powered up it give all the Dell Info, gives me the options of the CTRL-ALT-ENTER and CTRL-ALT-F10,
Runs an extended memory check,
Initializes Firware and checks the 15 SCSI
Spins the drives
finds 1 logical drive found on the host adapter
1 logical drive handled by BIOS
AIC 7890
No SCSI Boot Device FOund
SCSI BIOS Not Installed
AIC-7860
SCSI ID: 5 NEC CD-ROM Drive: 466
SCSI ID: 6 Archive Python 04106-xxx
SCSI BIOS Not Installed
then it beeps once and sits there.....

HELP!!!java script:add_smilie(":)","smid_22") is there anyway to get this thing to boot again? I finished the Server '03 install yesterday and did a couple of reboots with out an issue, then I tried with the creativity and now I got a paperweight.

Not sure what else anyone would need, but would be happy to provide anything asked for!
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UPDATE!!! So I was able to create a DOS boot disk on Floppy, and can get command prompt. The C: drive is virtually empty, but Windows was installed on the E: drive. I can not get to that?

Not sure if I mentioned that the CD Drive will not work? Not sure why, but in DOS prompt I can see A: (The floppy drive), C: empty 1.5GB hard drive partition and B: (I think this is my SCSI Tape drive).


I want to see and use the F: (CD) Drive, any suggestions on how to get this to work? it wouldn't work in NT, 2003 or anything. I could right click the drive in Windows and eject it, but couldn't make it read, or even get the lights to come on for that matter.

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I am fine with just doing a clean install, however CD-Rom is SCSI won't boot to it.

When I created a DOS-boot disk I can see the A: and C: drives. I need to be able to get to either the E: drive which is where Win Server 03 was installed, or the F: CD-Rom, I went through the entire alphabet trying to find any other drives, no luck. How can I get to see either my CD drive or the other partition of the hard drive?

Is there not ANYONE who has some helpful suggestions on this?

Also, I'm running a 3 drive RAID 5 setup in this, I can get into the configs for this, am fine with formatting all 3 and going with a complete fresh start. However, I'm afraid to do this with the RAID setup, I'm pretty unfamiliar with this, any stupid proof guidance would be greatly appreciated!
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Ok, so I finally got this thing fixed, no telling what caused the problems? look here http://www.computing...scsi/55151.html for some other suggestions that I received.
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