"Are you hitting F8 during install, and giving it a storage driver?"
Originally both Servers had a Adaptec 3405 Raid Controller with raid mirror.
Normally you don't need to load the driver as MS provides a basic version that works.
I did try loading the adaptec driver as well.
The 3405 has the latest bios & I used the latest driver.
Like I've said, I've stripped these and only have 1 hdd on the onboard sata controller which is set to ide mode by default.
There's no raid so why would I need a driver?
What do you mean by "F8"? XP was "F6" to load a driver from fdd but with the modern OS you can just load the drivers from usb through disk manager...