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 ====Operating System Installation Instructions.==== ====Operating System Installation Instructions.====
-  * Push the power button on the face of the server tower or other hardware box (the "​box"​) and hurriedly push the button on the CD door to open it and insert the Windows XP Professional cd. Push the cd door button again to close the cd drawer. If you were quick enough the XP cd will autorun upon system boot, or it might echo onscreen to "press any key to boot to cd" (so just tap the spacebar or enter key, whatever, if needed at that point). If it does not autorun, then simultaneously press control+alt+delete on your keyboard to restart and again try to boot from the installation cd. You may need to change the boot sequence in setup, but ordinarily the default boot sequence is first any floppy drive, then a cd, then a hard drive.{DIV}+  * Push the power button on the face of the server tower or other hardware box (the "​box"​) and hurriedly push the button on the CD door to open it and insert the Windows XP Professional cd. Push the cd door button again to close the cd drawer. If you were quick enough the XP cd will autorun upon system boot, or it might echo onscreen to "press any key to boot to cd" (so just tap the spacebar or enter key, whatever, if needed at that point). If it does not autorun, then simultaneously press control+alt+delete on your keyboard to restart and again try to boot from the installation cd. You may need to change the boot sequence in setup, but ordinarily the default boot sequence is first any floppy drive, then a cd, then a hard drive.
   * When the installation cd begins to boot, you will notice that it says something like "Press F6 if you need to install a third party or SCSI RAID driver"​ for any SCSI or RAID controller, or other mass storage controller, for which Windows installation disk does not have a base set of software drivers. If you did not install an add-in hardware controller, then this is a subject for a different article and you can skip to the next step. If you did install an add-in hardware or RAID controller, then you know that F6 is one the function keys at the top edge of your keyboard, and that you should check the Microsfoft hardware compatibility list ("​HCL"​) as to whether your add-in RAID card is not on the list. If the HCL is no longer published for XP, then you will know soon enough during the XP installation process that XP does not recognize your hard drive attached to that new controller.   * When the installation cd begins to boot, you will notice that it says something like "Press F6 if you need to install a third party or SCSI RAID driver"​ for any SCSI or RAID controller, or other mass storage controller, for which Windows installation disk does not have a base set of software drivers. If you did not install an add-in hardware controller, then this is a subject for a different article and you can skip to the next step. If you did install an add-in hardware or RAID controller, then you know that F6 is one the function keys at the top edge of your keyboard, and that you should check the Microsfoft hardware compatibility list ("​HCL"​) as to whether your add-in RAID card is not on the list. If the HCL is no longer published for XP, then you will know soon enough during the XP installation process that XP does not recognize your hard drive attached to that new controller.
   * Setup interface initially has a medium blue background and it states onscreen that "Setup is loading files."​ You can see the file names of those being loaded. After a bunch of Windows files are loaded to memory, you will see some options, the first of which states "To setup Windows XP now, press Enter."​ There is also an option to repair a Windows XP installation using recovery console by pressing "​R."​ Using this you may be able to repair a previously attempted but failed installation. However, for our fresh or clean install just press ENTER to continue.   * Setup interface initially has a medium blue background and it states onscreen that "Setup is loading files."​ You can see the file names of those being loaded. After a bunch of Windows files are loaded to memory, you will see some options, the first of which states "To setup Windows XP now, press Enter."​ There is also an option to repair a Windows XP installation using recovery console by pressing "​R."​ Using this you may be able to repair a previously attempted but failed installation. However, for our fresh or clean install just press ENTER to continue.
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   * After files are copied to installation folders on your hard drive, you will see a screen that states, "​Please wait while setup initializes. Remove floppy if there is a floppy in Drive A, and press enter to restart, or setup will restart automatically after a brief countdown.   * After files are copied to installation folders on your hard drive, you will see a screen that states, "​Please wait while setup initializes. Remove floppy if there is a floppy in Drive A, and press enter to restart, or setup will restart automatically after a brief countdown.
   * As setup shuts down and the computer begins to restart, do NOT press any key to boot from CD. We want setup to restart from the hard drive containing the installation files that will continue setup. Do not remove the Windows XP installation CD because it is still required to complete setup.   * As setup shuts down and the computer begins to restart, do NOT press any key to boot from CD. We want setup to restart from the hard drive containing the installation files that will continue setup. Do not remove the Windows XP installation CD because it is still required to complete setup.
-  * You will see a Windows XP startup screen for the first time, then you will see a graphic that says: Setup will complete in 39 Minutes.{DIV}+  * You will see a Windows XP startup screen for the first time, then you will see a graphic that says: Setup will complete in 39 Minutes.
  
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   * Click the Finish button.   * Click the Finish button.
   * Remove the Windows XP Professional Installation CD from the CD tray.   * Remove the Windows XP Professional Installation CD from the CD tray.
-  * Check the Device Manager to see if you need to install network drivers, chipset drivers, audio drivers or others. Click Start button, click Control Panel (or Settings / Control Panel), System, Hardware tab, and Device Manager button. Do you see anything with a yellow exclamation point that probably has no driver installed?{DIV}+  * Check the Device Manager to see if you need to install network drivers, chipset drivers, audio drivers or others. Click Start button, click Control Panel (or Settings / Control Panel), System, Hardware tab, and Device Manager button. Do you see anything with a yellow exclamation point that probably has no driver installed?
   * For the network driver on a Dell SC440 server, the appropriate Broadcom NetExtreme Gigabit driver from Dell is restricted for installation only on Windows 2003 systems. I suggest that you probably need to go directly to the Broadcom website and download and extract the Broadcom NetExtreme Gigabit "​Desktop"​ Drivers. In the Windows Device Manager, you will need to select misconfigure network adapter, click the Properies button, click either "​Reinstall"​ or "​Update Driver"​ for the misconfigured network adapter and point the wizard to the files you have extracted from the Broadcom download.   * For the network driver on a Dell SC440 server, the appropriate Broadcom NetExtreme Gigabit driver from Dell is restricted for installation only on Windows 2003 systems. I suggest that you probably need to go directly to the Broadcom website and download and extract the Broadcom NetExtreme Gigabit "​Desktop"​ Drivers. In the Windows Device Manager, you will need to select misconfigure network adapter, click the Properies button, click either "​Reinstall"​ or "​Update Driver"​ for the misconfigured network adapter and point the wizard to the files you have extracted from the Broadcom download.
   * Now that you have network capability, you can probably go online with the new Windows install. For Dell SC440 you probably need to fix an error in the device manager referring to SM Bus. For this, go to support.dell.com and the download drivers section, and input your Service Tag. Find and download the appropriate chipset drivers, extract them to the default folder or a folder of your choice, and they should auto-install immediately following file extraction.   * Now that you have network capability, you can probably go online with the new Windows install. For Dell SC440 you probably need to fix an error in the device manager referring to SM Bus. For this, go to support.dell.com and the download drivers section, and input your Service Tag. Find and download the appropriate chipset drivers, extract them to the default folder or a folder of your choice, and they should auto-install immediately following file extraction.
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