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Windows 7: Windows Home Server Install Nightmare... Make it go away!

02 Feb 2011   #1

Window 7 Pro 32bit
 
 
Windows Home Server Install Nightmare... Make it go away!

I have a windows 7 machine, Quad core, 4 GBS of mem, 700 MB drive...

it boots to the DVD perfectly and the installation process begins with WHS, the icon appears and then i get an error message..

" Hard Drive capable of hosting WHS is not found, would you like to load additional
drivers?"

I honestly dont know what to load or install i cant find any HD drivers that are needed, i have updated everything possible and dont know what this machine wants...

i have searched high and low and cant find the answer, please help


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02 Feb 2011   #2

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Try loading your Sata controller drivers.
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02 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If it's not the SATA driver (use the Windows Server 2003 version on a floppy), then it could be that your drive isn't large enough. I'm pretty sure that WHS requires either a 40GB or 80GB hard drive for the system. You said that you have 700MB....that could be the issue.
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02 Feb 2011   #4

Window 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

my mistake i have 700GB, not MB

i did an update to the drivers Windows 7 says everything is ok

are there certain drivers that win server 2003 works with ???
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03 Feb 2011   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ilcaa View Post

are there certain drivers that win server 2003 works with ???
Yes.


Are dual booting with two HD's
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot

Can you post your spec's for PC you are working on..
Filling out System Specs
Dont Know What Hardware You Have..??
VistaForums SysInfo Tool - Vista Forums
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03 Feb 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ilcaa View Post
i did an update to the drivers Windows 7 says everything is ok
This is throwing me for a loop. Windows 7 shouldn't be entering the equation. You'll want this to be the only OS present on the system.

As for the drive issue, Server 2003 has specific drivers for the controllers, and if the drive isn't recognized, you'll need to load them.

Another possibility is that if you have other OSes on the computer, WHS may not like the arrangement. If no other OSes are on the computer (recommended), make sure the drive is blank and unformatted before starting the install.
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