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Can't install win NT via SmartStart on 2DH controller

Ayman Altounji
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Can't install win NT via SmartStart on 2DH controller

I have a Proliant 3000 server with 256 MB memory and a Smart-2DH controller in slot 4 and a Netelligent NIC (Intel) in slot 7.
There are 2 x 4,3 GB disks in a RAID 1.
WHen I use SmartStart 4.90 to install Windows NT 4 on my server, it runs through all the installation options as it should. But when I reach the first Blue Screen of the Windows NT 4 installation it dumps with INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE (0x0000007B).
If I pull out the RAID controller and use 1 disk on the internal SCSI controller, and restart the installation from scratch - it works fine.

How do I get the Windows NT 4 installation to continue with my 2DH controller?
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Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: Can't install win NT via SmartStart on 2DH controller

ensure that the boot drive
and the system drive are attached to disk controllers that are detected by
Windows NT. One drive may be controlled by a retired driver or a controller
driver that is not being detected (though in most cases this will result in a
STOP: 0x0000007b - inaccessible boot device error message). If the error is
occurring, use F6 during the hardware detection phase ("Setup is examining
your hardware configuration") to select the correct controllers or load a 3rd
party device driver.
Windows NT requires a mini-port driver to communicate with the boot controller.
If the device driver is corrupt or incompatible with your controller, you can
replace it by copying a new drive to the %systemroot%\system32\drivers folder or
through the Emergency Repair process.
Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: Can't install win NT via SmartStart on 2DH controller

You have to upgrade the bios of SmartArray to 4.xx It happens on older Smart Array Controllers with older bios Version and SSD 2.18 and later..