HS22 Qlogic QMI2572 Qlogic 2300.sys file is corrupted

My colleague has been facing a problem installing Windows 2003 R2 SP1 as boot from SAN on IBM HS22 connected to IBM Storage DS4700 for over 2 days. The new HS22 is using the Qloigc QMI2572 with IBM Part#46m6067. Windows was accepting the driver, but when ever it try to start setting up windows the following error used to popup:

The file ql2300.sys is corrupted. press any key to continue.

Please see the image below illustrating the error message.

hs22 Qlogic QMI2572 boot from san error snapshot

(hs22 Qlogic QMI2572 boot from san error snapshot)

After Joining my colleuge on site & checking out the issue, I have done an extensive google search for over an hour with no luck. Actually it seems that many others are facing the same problem & posted it on forums with no luck or answer, actually that what encouraged me to share this on my blog hoping to save other the same pain.

After going through the HS22 Qlogic Driver Readme file which can be found at: IBM HS22 QMI2572  Qlogic Driver Readme file I had found the below paragraph:

NOTE: You must apply the Microsoft Storport update before installing or upgrading the driver. Windows Server 2003 SP2 (or later) requires Microsoft fixes KB932755 and KB939315 (or later). Windows Server 2003 SP1 requires Microsoft fixes KB932755 and KB939315 (or later). For Boot from SAN installation, use the Windows 2003 SP2 first, then apply the KB update.

If you read the line I had marked in red above you will easily figure out that you will require a Windows 2003 SP2 installation CD to be able to install the driver for the HS22 when booting from SAN using the Qlogic QMI2572. After we had created a windows 2003 SP2 installation CD the installation went smoothly. The driver we had used during the installation phase can be found at: Qlogic QMI2572 boot from SAN Driver, you will have to do download “Windows STORPORT 32 bit SAN Boot Driver” for Windows 2003 32-bit & you will have to download “Windows STORPORT 64 bit SAN Boot Driver” for Windows 2003 64-bit.

After completing the installation you will need to install the following Microsoft hotfixes:  KB932755 and KB939315 (or later).

If you do not want to install all the drivers on your own, you could use the new HS22 Server guide, but you still must use a windows 2003 CD which include SP2.

I hope this give you a smooth run with the installation of your new HS22. Please be kind enough to provide me with feedback about my installation method. Did it work out for you? Did you have any problem with it? Please share with me your success story in the comments below.

7 Responses to 'HS22 Qlogic QMI2572 Qlogic 2300.sys file is corrupted'

  1. Joe Wood - December 18th, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    I was able to get by this issue by using the Win2K3 R2 disk w/SP2. The R2 disk would not work. Thanks for the suggestion

  2. Dennis - March 3rd, 2010 at 1:17 am

    Thank you for your information. It helped me a lot.

  3. Sam - November 30th, 2010 at 5:13 am

    Thanks a lot! This worked for a setup at one of my clients where they were facing the same issue. But it was and HS21 XM in this case, but the solution worked! 🙂

    (p.s. I work in GBM too :P)

  4. Paul Manning - December 13th, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    If you were here, I’d kiss you. (Cheek of course)
    Was exactly what I needed.

  5. admin - January 12th, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Glad I was able to help.

  6. admin - January 12th, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Hi Sam,

    I will be interested to know what GBM branch you work for. Further, glad to be able to help .

  7. zbbert - February 25th, 2011 at 3:12 am

    thanks,i am using ibm x3650 m3 with win2003 R2 SP1,it’s the same problem. thanks for your share.-from china

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