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How to reinstall windows 2003

nignasi
Occasional Contributor

How to reinstall windows 2003

Windows server 2003 refused to start on my server ProLiant ML 350 G4 some months ago due to a problem on the disk. Now I try to format and install the system again. SmartStart formats the disk and ask form windows CD. I only have windows server 2003 on a DVD and when I insert it, SamartStart complains and ask for a 'correct' disk. Do you know what can I do?

Ignasi
3 REPLIES
Michael A. McKenney
Respected Contributor

Re: How to reinstall windows 2003

You need to match Smartstart setup to your Windows version, R2, standard, 32/64 bit, etc.
Steven Clementi
Honored Contributor

Re: How to reinstall windows 2003

If you have a Win2k3 dvd with SP2 built into it, you can likely just use it to boot from and install windows manually.

Afterwards, download and install the PSP for the server/os combo.


Steven
Steven Clementi
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Mauricio Salas
Frequent Advisor

Re: How to reinstall windows 2003

The Smart Start CDs are 64 and 32 bits, so be sure you are using the right one
Other thing: check if you are selecting the right OS, check if there could be different options
Install just the OS and then install the PSP 8.6 for your server