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HP Proliant DL380 Gen9 won't boot off usb with windows server 2016 iso

 
ksoros
Occasional Advisor

HP Proliant DL380 Gen9 won't boot off usb with windows server 2016 iso

Hello-

I have a new HP Prolian DL308 Gen9 Storage server.  I have a usb with the Windows Server 2016 Standard on it.

When I have the usb inserted into the port, it does see a folder stucture but it won't let me continue on.  When I check the status it reads "generic usb device unrecognized".  What am I doing wrong?

Thanks,

Kevin O -

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rleslie
Occasional Visitor

Re: HP Proliant DL380 Gen9 won't boot off usb with windows server 2016 iso

Same problem here.  Can boot with USB in Legacy mode, but install doesn't work when going back to UEFI.

syg_t
Occasional Visitor

Re: HP Proliant DL380 Gen9 won't boot off usb with windows server 2016 iso

Did you find a resolution to this?

Kal626
New Member

Re: HP Proliant DL380 Gen9 won't boot off usb with windows server 2016 iso

Hello,

I have very similar issue, I have tried different USB drive and external drive no luck. 

Any thoughts. 

Jimmy Vance
Honored Contributor

Re: HP Proliant DL380 Gen9 won't boot off usb with windows server 2016 iso

The key needs to be setup so it will boot UEFI and not MBR.

You might try using Rufus which is capable of creating a bootable USB which can be used with UEFI. I'd try partition scheme UEFI and choose File System as NTFS  https://rufus.akeo.ie/

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pjmas
New Member

Re: HP Proliant DL380 Gen9 won't boot off usb with windows server 2016 iso

Did you ever figure this out?

Justin Emlay
Advisor

Re: HP Proliant DL380 Gen9 won't boot off usb with windows server 2016 iso

This was driving me nuts!  Usually I have an external DVD drive and if all else fails I just burn the ISO and boot off that but time got the best of it and it's dead now.  I tried many forms of loading a USB drive and all of them failed.  It would see the drive fine but not find anything to boot from.

Rufus v3.13.1730 worked perfect:

GPT with UEFI Target System
DL380 Gen9
Server 2016

Thanks!