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Problem installing Microsoft Windows Server 2008* - no booting to this disk.

Symptom(s):

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During the initial setup of Microsoft Windows Server 2008* at the page "Where do you want to install Windows?" I can see all the available disks (i.e. the RAID volumes created in RAID BIOS Console) but there is an error saying: "This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu."

The installation of the operating system cannot be completed even if I create a new partition and click Next.

Cause:

This is the normal expected behavior and occurs when the RAID BIOS is disabled in the properties of the controller.

 

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Solution:

You can see if the RAID BIOS is disabled during POST when the RAID is initialized.

To resolve this problem proceed as follows:

  1. Enter the RAID BIOS Console [CTRL+G] and select Controller Properties.

  2. Click Next and on the Properties page and identify the Controller BIOS setting.

  3. Change the Controller BIOS setting from Disabled to Enabled.

  4. Click Submit to save the changes. Exit RAID BIOS console and proceed with the installation of Windows operating system.

Operating System:

Windows Server 2008 *, Windows Server 2008 Standard *, Windows Server 2008 Standard x64*, Windows Server 2008 Enterprise *, Windows Server 2008 Enterprise x64*, Windows Server 2008 Datacenter *, Windows Server 2008 Datacenter x64*, Windows Web Server 2008 *, Windows Web Server 2008 x64*, Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems*, Windows HPC Server 2008*

This applies to:

Intel® Integrated RAID Module RMS25CB040
Intel® Integrated RAID Module RMS25CB080
Intel® Integrated RAID Module RMS25PB040
Intel® Integrated RAID Module RMS25PB080
Intel® Integrated RAID Module RMS2AF040
Intel® Integrated RAID Module RMS2AF080
Intel® Integrated RAID Module RMS2MH080
Intel® Integrated RAID Module RMS3CC040
Intel® Integrated RAID Module RMS3CC080
Intel® Integrated RAID Module RMS3HC080
Intel® Integrated RAID Module RMS3JC080
Intel® Integrated RAID Module RMT3CB080
Intel® Integrated RAID Module RMT3PB080
Intel® Integrated RAID Module SROMBSASMR
Intel® RAID Controller RS25AB080
Intel® RAID Controller RS25DB080
Intel® RAID Controller RS25FB044
Intel® RAID Controller RS25GB008
Intel® RAID Controller RS25NB008
Intel® RAID Controller RS25SB008
Intel® RAID Controller RS2BL040
Intel® RAID Controller RS2BL080
Intel® RAID Controller RS2MB044
Intel® RAID Controller RS2PI008
Intel® RAID Controller RS2SG244
Intel® RAID Controller RS2VB040
Intel® RAID Controller RS2VB080
Intel® RAID Controller RS2WC040
Intel® RAID Controller RS2WC080
Intel® RAID Controller RS2WG160
Intel® RAID Controller RS3DC040
Intel® RAID Controller RS3DC080
Intel® RAID Controller RS3FC044
Intel® RAID Controller RS3GC008
Intel® RAID Controller RS3SC008
Intel® RAID Controller RS3UC080
Intel® RAID Controller RS3WC080
Intel® RAID Controller RT3WB080
Intel® RAID Controller SASMF8I
Intel® RAID Controller SRCSAS144E
Intel® RAID Controller SRCSAS18E
Intel® RAID Controller SRCSASBB8I
Intel® RAID Controller SRCSASJV
Intel® RAID Controller SRCSASLS4I
Intel® RAID Controller SRCSASPH16I
Intel® RAID Controller SRCSASRB
Intel® RAID Controller SRCSATAWB
Intel® RAID SSD Cache Controller RCS25ZB040
Intel® RAID SSD Cache Controller RCS25ZB040LX

Solution ID: CS-031814
Last Modified: 15-Aug-2014
Date Created: 18-Aug-2010
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