R168600.txt Driver File Contents (R168600.EXE)

Dell PERC 5 RAID Controller 
Device Driver for Windows 2000



1.0  Introduction
2.0  Compatibility / Minimum Requirements
3.0  Install Instructions
     3.1  Installing the Driver During Operating System Installation
     3.2  Installing a Windows Driver for a New RAID Controller
     3.3  Updating an Existing Windows Driver
     3.4  Driver Update using Dell Update Package (DUP)
4.0  Fixes or Enhancements in this Release
5.0  Additional Information
6.0  Known Issues

1.0 Introduction

This is the driver for following controllers:
    PERC 5 Controllers

2.0 Compatibility / Minimum Requirements

This device driver requires the following minimum Operating System version:

Windows Server 2000 Service Pack 4

Minimum PERC 5 FW package version: 5.2.1-0062

3.0 Install Instructions

This driver package contains the Windows device driver 
for PERC 5 RAID controllers.

To build the installation media these files should be 
copied to a blank floppy diskette.

3.1 Installing the Driver during Operating System Installation

1. Power on the system and boot to the Microsoft Windows Server CD.
2. When the message "Press F6 if you need to install a third party SCSI  
   or RAID driver" appears, press the <F6> key immediately.
   Within a few minutes, a screen appears asking for driver to support 
   the additional controllers in the system.
3. Press the <S> key.
   The system prompts for the driver diskette to be inserted.
4. Insert the driver diskette in the floppy drive and press the <Enter> key.
   A list of PERC drivers appears.
5. Select the appropriate driver for the installed controller/OS and 
   press the <Enter> key to load the driver.
6. Press the <Enter> key again to continue the installation process. 

3.2 Installing a Windows Driver for a New RAID Controller

Perform the following steps to configure the driver when you add the RAID 
controller to a system that already has Windows installed.

1. Power down the system.
2. Install the new RAID controller in the system.
   Refer to Hardware Installation for detailed instructions on installing 
   and cabling the RAID controller in the system.
3. Power on the system.
   The Windows operating system should detect the new controller and display 
   a message to inform the user.
4. The Found New Hardware Wizard screen pops up and displays the detected 
   hardware device.
5. Click on "Next".
6. On the Locate device driver screen, select "Search" for a suitable driver 
   for my device and click Next.
7. Insert the appropriate driver diskette and select that device 
   on the Locate Driver Files screen.
8. Click Next.
9. The wizard detects and installs the appropriate device driver for 
   the new RAID controller.
10.Click Finish to complete the installation.
11.Reboot the server.

3.3 Updating an Existing Windows Driver

Perform the following steps to update the Windows driver for the RAID 
controller already installed on your system.

NOTE: It is important that you idle your system before you update the driver.

1. Press Start > Control Panel > System.
   The System Properties screen displays.
2. Click on the Hardware tab.
3. Click on the Device Manager and the Device Manager screen displays.
4. Click on SCSI and RAID Controllers.
5. Double-click on the RAID controller for which you want to update the driver.
6. Click on the Driver tab and click on Update Driver.
   The screen for the Upgrade Device Driver Wizard displays.
7. Insert the appropriate driver diskette. 
     NOTE: driver files can also be copied to the hard driver.
8. Click Next.
9. Follow the steps in the Wizard to browse for new driver.
10.Select the driver.
11.Click Next and continue the installation steps in the Wizard.
12.Click Finish to exit the wizard and reboot the system for the changes 
   to take effect.

3.4  Driver Update using Dell Update Package (DUP)

A Dell Update Package (DUP) is a self-contained executable in a standard 
Dell package format and each Update Package is designed to update a single 
component on your system. 

    DUP Download 

1. Click the Download Now link to download the file. 
2. When the File Download window appears, click Save to save the file to 
   your hard drive. 

    Driver Update 

1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and double-click 
   the new file. 
2. Read over the release information presented in the dialog window. 
3. Download and install any prerequisites identified in the dialog window 
   before proceeding. 
4. Click the Install button. 
5. Follow the remaining prompts to perform the update.

   Silent Driver Update

Execute the DUP from the command line (or script) as follow:

       > DRVR_WIN_Rxxxxxx.exe /s /l=<filename> /r

   Where: /s  Executes the update silently without user intervention.
          /r  Reboots the system, if required, after performing the update.
          /l=<filename>  Appends logged messages to a specified ASCII file; 
                         creates a new file if one does not exist.

For more command line options type

       > DRVR_WIN_Rxxxxxx.exe /?

or consult the "Dell Update Package User's Guide".

4.0 Fixes or Enhancements in this Release 

1. Driver will rescan the BUS when a LD/PD is deleted, created, marked 
   offline  and/or when the controller is set to Dead to avoid IOs running 
   to fill the system event log. PnP rescan will force the PnP Manager to 
   send INQ to all the BUS/Target/Lun.
2. Standby resume changes to not log false FW errors.
3. Driver will scan all FW events since last shutdown when resuming from 
   hibernation to report logical drives degraded while the system was 
   on hibernation mode.
4. Fixes a system memory issue in configurations with more than 4GB of 
   system memory where the Windows device driver may incorrectly handle an error event data.
   Symptoms may include a Windows stop error or an application hang.

5.0 Additional Information

The driver version may be displayed in a different manner depending on the 
application because the leading zeros are often trimmed and not shown 
(i.e.: may be displayed as

6.0 Known Issues

1. In Windows, the deletion of a virtual disk, followed by creation of a 
   virtual disk without initialization may result in a blue screen when 
   attempting to format.
   - Workaround - 
   Initialization (fast init) of the drives before formatting will 
   prevent this issue.   

Download Driver Pack

How To Update Drivers Manually

After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

For more help, visit our Driver Support section for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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