HP Proliant ML350 G5 – DVD Sata Drive dissapears upon fresh install of Windows 2003 Server

HP’s Proliant ML350 G5 has started shipping with a SATA dvd writer. Upon installation of Windows 2003 Server using the HP SmartStart disks , there is no DVD drive listed in Windows Device Manager , Windows
HP Proliant ML350 G5
Disk Management or under My Computer. This can be resolved by -Shutting down the server -Opening the case and locating the dip switches on the bottom right of the main board
HP Proliant ML350 G5
-Flicking up switch 6  ( Maintenance Switch ) – Powering up the server until it gets to the error screen ” Please put the maintenance switch to the off position” – Power the server off , and as said ” put the maintenance switch to the off position” (Switch 6) – Power up the server and you should have a DVD rom drive again , this is only a temporary fix , HP are aware and should be working on a solution Added****** This is now fixed with Bios : 2008.08.04 (A) 26 Aug 2008 http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=1121586&prodNameId=3279711&swEnvOID=1005&swLang=8&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=MTX-6d7148a9cb4740d3837fe26303
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Tags: Bios Update, DVD Drive not found, DVD Sata Drive, HP Proliant ML350 G5, No DVD Rom Drive in Windows 2003 Server

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