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Windows setup does not detect virtual drive in a Intel Compute Module MFS5520VI

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We have 6 Intel Compute Modules MFS5520VI which located in a Intel Modular Server MFSYS25 chassis. Because of OS failure in one of the server, I decided to setup a fresh version of windows on that server. As I've read on the manual, I shutdown the server, deleted the virtual drive which assigned as a boot device for the server, made another virtual drive as boot device and checked "Initialize Boot sector" option and waited until the background task was completed. After that, I boot up the server with a setup Win XP Pro 64-bit CD from an external USB DVD-Rom. When the blue screen setup of windows initilized completely, it came up with a message that says " Windows setup does not detect any physical hard drives on your system ". I've read manuals completely, but there is no information related to this issue.

Thanks in advance for your time.

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Windows XP 64-bit is not validated or supported on MFS5520VI. But you can still try to load the SAS storage driver (use the 64-bit Windows Server 2003 driver).

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I found the answer. I should install the SAS Controller for the first time for each virtual drive after creation. according to our server and compute module, I download the driver from here. Then, install the SAS Controller with a USB Floppy-ROM at first in the beginning of the windows setup process.