We are having blue screen from windows 2008 server, even with Safe Mode, so we are trying to repair the OS, but it keeps asking for HD Drivers, we have a Maxtor 6L160M0 (Pretty old, I know) and we are not able to find the firmware for the windows installation anywhere, do you have some advice, or how can we fix this problem we are facing right now?

Our server is "Dell Poweredge sc1420" (Service Tag: 8HBN691)

This is the process I did so far:

  • Boot from Windows 2008 Server DVD
  • Click on Repair my Computer
  • There's a screen here that tells me to load the partitions (Nothing listed)
  • I click on the option load drivers

I've tried with all these from an USB Flash Drive:

Drivers From Dell

And some old drivers from Maxtor/Seagate with no success

  • More than likely it's looking for the drivers for the hard drive controller, not the hard drives. Have you looked on the Dell support site for the appropriate drivers? – joeqwerty Oct 17 '17 at 14:51
  • Yes I did, and loaded a lot of them, still not luck at all @joeqwerty – ricardorios Oct 17 '17 at 14:52
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    How did you load them, and which items did you load? You have to be more specific if you expect any help. When anybody else looks at this, the first thing we think is - this is simple. So, unless you can tell us step by step what you did and tried we won't be able to tell you where you went wrong. – Appleoddity Oct 17 '17 at 15:26
  • @Appleoddity edited and updated the question – ricardorios Oct 17 '17 at 18:07
  • Please specify the service tag for your server. That is the only way we can look up your exact configuration and drivers. You'll need the "F6-floppy" drivers for your specific controller. – Appleoddity Oct 17 '17 at 18:09

Try to download and decompress the following files to your USB drive to load drivers from.

If you have 64-bit Windows:

If you have 32-bit Windows:

You may have multiple controllers / versions to choose from once you load drivers from the USB. You may have to go through them until you find the one that works.

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