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ML110 - Unable to install Windows Server 2008

RAStar_1
Occasional Advisor

ML110 - Unable to install Windows Server 2008

I am using the CD provided by HP to select my OS (wink 2k8 enterprise r2). I get to the point where it asks me to enter my OS's dvd, which I do.
It then copys files upto 99% which is where I get the following error message - the wim.xml file was not generated correctly. This may have resulted from a failed file copy of install.wim

Which prevents me from continuing the installation.
Any ideas how I may be able to resolve this issue please?
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Ali
HPE Pro

Re: ML110 - Unable to install Windows Server 2008

Hi RaStar,

Looks like an issue with CD.

you may try installation directly from OS CD proving Storage controller driver.

or download and try another HP CD

thanks,
Aftab
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Ali
HPE Pro

Re: ML110 - Unable to install Windows Server 2008

RAStar_1
Occasional Advisor

Re: ML110 - Unable to install Windows Server 2008

When I try direct from the cd I get the error message when copying files - Windows cannot install required files. The file may be corrupt or missing. Make sure all files required for installation are available and restart the installation.
Error code: 0x80070017
Murali_V
HPE Pro

Re: ML110 - Unable to install Windows Server 2008

Hi,

This could be issue with the OS media itself, try with different Windows CD. Also, run clear erase utility from SmartStart CD before installation.

Regards,
Murali
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Ali
HPE Pro

Re: ML110 - Unable to install Windows Server 2008

Hi RAStar,

In some cases using another DVD ROM has helped, but the above error code is mainly related with corrupted media.

You may use the virtual media / KVM option from ILO to install windows 2008 remotely.

thanks,
Aftab



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Marty Us
Occasional Visitor

Re: ML110 - Unable to install Windows Server 2008

In addition to verifying the media (you could also try to install in a VM on a different computer), you may want to run a MEMTEST on your server to ensure all the RAM is ok.

I have run into similar file copy errors when installing Windows XP/Windows Server 2003, and the problem was usually bad RAM. It would seem that the Microsoft installer exercises most/all available RAM when installing.
RAStar_1
Occasional Advisor

Re: ML110 - Unable to install Windows Server 2008

Progress - I am now able to install from my win 2k8 dvd, seemed it needed cleaning.

However now I need to install the raid controller drivers as it wont detect my HD's upon installation.

I have tried to install the ones from here - http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=3984625&prodNameId=3984626&swEnvOID=4064&swLang=13&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=MTX-fc7b4e54c0e7433abe2f8801d5

However it said it could not install them and to contact my vendor.

Any ideas please?
Murali_V
HPE Pro

Re: ML110 - Unable to install Windows Server 2008

Try to install OS using the Easy Setup CD as mentioned above by Aftab.
Also, please confirm the Generation (G6 / G1... etc) of the ML110 and let me know if you have installed any other storage controllers.
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HenryV
Occasional Advisor

Re: ML110 - Unable to install Windows Server 2008

Hello Everyone  8-3-2011

I am also having this problem. I am attempting to install Windows server 2008 R2 x64 on a DL380 G7 I am using Smartstart 8.70. The installation gets to 99% after inserting the Windows disc and then this message appears. I have tried different Smartstart disc (Brand New) and different Windows disc (Copies). I have used these disc recently on two other servers that did not exhibit this problem. Tomorrow I will install windows without smartstart.

 

Henry

HenryV
Occasional Advisor

Re: ML110 - Unable to install Windows Server 2008

As per this and another forum, YES I had a bad Windows Media. This problem is now resolved with a new copy of the Windows Media. Thanks to all for your support.
JohnBonaccorso
Occasional Visitor

Re: ML110 - Unable to install Windows Server 2008


RAStar_1 wrote:
I am using the CD provided by HP to select my OS (wink 2k8 enterprise r2). I get to the point where it asks me to enter my OS's dvd, which I do.
It then copys files upto 99% which is where I get the following error message - the wim.xml file was not generated correctly. This may have resulted from a failed file copy of install.wim

Which prevents me from continuing the installation.
Any ideas how I may be able to resolve this issue please?

 

 

The answer to this is that the HP Array utility does not create the logical drives correctly for the Windows OS.  If you use the Smart Start CD, only create the Array, do not create any logical drives.  Once the Widows installation begins, you will be prompted for which drive to install to.  Create your system drive during this dialog.  You will notice that Windows creates an 80 MB utility partition before the system partition you specified.  This is what was missing by creating the logical drives using the Smart Start CD.  Hope this helps the next person to have this trouble not waste 2 weeks of time trying every single suggestion out there.

JohnBonaccorso
Occasional Visitor

Re: ML110 - Unable to install Windows Server 2008

I should clarify the above... After creating the Array, boot once to the OS installation media. Get to the part where it allows you to create drives. Create your system drive, then abort the installation, boot to the Smart Start, choose install, then proceed as you normally would. Do not select Maximum. This will undo what you just did to create the 80 MB utility partition. Select a size the leaves at least 80 MB.
Gali24
Occasional Visitor

Re: ML110 - Unable to install Windows Server 2008

But how can i erase the logical drive and still install an OS on it?

I mean..I define the array but still don't have a logical drive.

ttsyganko
Occasional Visitor

Re: ML110 - Unable to install Windows Server 2008

For those who get to this thread by searching with Google... I have got four Proliand DL380p Gen8 servers equipped with iLo4 and I got the same "windows cannot install required files" problem while trying to install Windows Server 2008 R2 from its ISO image on each of these servers. I tried redownloading, installing from images with and without SP1 and many other tricks - nothing helped, all four showed this error sooner or later.

 

What did help was running JAVA integrated remote console (Java IRC) instead of .NET intergrated remote console (.NET IRC) I had used originally.