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Microsoft Small Business Server Setup problem

by annajainy / July 17, 2008 10:25 PM PDT

i recently buy a Microsoft small biz server 2003, i started out to install the software by booting my system from my DVD drive on my computer for server installation, but when i try to install on the selected drive, it notify an error saying my hard disk do not have the compatible partition with the windows, but in fact i have an NTFS format on that partition,i delete the partition and try again, but it notify me the same error and tell me to create a partition with the compatible format.

I know from my prior experience that the partition can only be created during installation, but it refuse my to install, so how can i do?

Waiting for positive response!!!!!!

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Could the machine have a SATA hard disk?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 17, 2008 10:30 PM PDT

Even this server version didn't support sata chipsets. You should ask the machine's maker for the driver diskette or ask if there is a setting in the bios to emulate IDE.
Bob

PS. You didn't share the make or model so I can't check.

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Thanks for suggestion
by annajainy / July 17, 2008 10:37 PM PDT

yes server version didn't support Sata Chipset. Ya i will try to find out the solution.

Thanks Bob

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Many members offer the solution but...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 17, 2008 10:41 PM PDT
In reply to: Thanks for suggestion

The make, model of the host machine would have to be known.

Hint,
Bob

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