Im trying to install windows server 2008r2 on this machine and i get to the install now and then it wants drivers ive looked through every driver on intels site i also tried server2003 and above does anyone know the correct drivers for the machine for sata so i can install this pleaseeeee
How did you set the SATA mode in BIOS? If it's Enhanced mode, no driver is needed. If it's AHCI or software RAID mode, yes driver is needed:
can u make a step by step instructions ? or is there a way i can call a number? its been heck trying to get this thing working its in sata mode in enhanced mode and it wont take any driver i throw at it but i downloaded the drivers already u supplied and they didnt work
and when i put in server2008r2 and then u do as u know install now and then it wants the drivers there
Unfortunately interactive support for this product has ended: http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/CS-033802.htm Server Products — End of interactive support announcement
You may refer to the step-by-step demo on ESRT2:
http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/CS-029508.htm Server Products — Demo: Configuring Intel� Embedded Server RAID Technology II
http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/CS-030677.htm Server Products — Demo: How to load the Intel� Embedded Server RAID driver during an OS install
You may also try different installation media, like a USB DVD-ROM or create a USB key installation drive.
this driver does not work my bios is set to enhanced mode in sata with a ocz vertex 4 and windows server 2008 .. any ideas to diffrent drivers to load on the windows install
the driver loads it up and does its thing and then it says not compatable this is directly connected to the motherboard with sata cable no raid card
No this is for AHCI only. No additional driver is needed for enhanced mode. What kind of installation media are you using?
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=11093 Download Windows Server 2008 R2 Evaluation (180 days) from Official Microsoft Download Center
that is what im trying to install ..
i use the achi driver u provided and it says not compatible
Again no driver is needed when SATA mode is enhanced, and AHCI driver doesn't work with that. Maybe you can try to change SATA mode to AHCI and load the AHCI driver.
And what kind of DVD-ROM are you using?
So you transferred the ISO image to the USB key and boot from USB am I correct? Can you post a screenshot when it says driver is needed?