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Hans Wassink
Occasional Visitor

ML350

I have here a ML350T01.
We want to instal Windows 2000 Server on it but it just hangs during the first fase of the installation.
Any sugestions?
Even booting a XP-PE cd does not work.
9 REPLIES
Prashant (I am Back)
Honored Contributor

Re: ML350

Hi,

What about the Smart start cd are you able to boot from same. If not what is the error infomration youi are getting.

Refards,
Prashant S.
Nothing is impossible
kcpant
Trusted Contributor

Re: ML350

hi,

If you are able to boot from smartstart cd, then you should follow it's directions for OS installation. If you don't have smartstart CD, make a driver floppy for your UW SCSI /RAID controller for W2K, press F6 when prompted at the time of setup, and install the driver from the floppy you have made.
hope it will solve your problem

regards,
PreSales Specialist

Re: ML350

Is the Bios still configured as 'NT4.0 Operating System' ? If so go into that and change it to Windows 2000.
Hans Wassink
Occasional Visitor

Re: ML350

I used the Smartstart CD and everything went wel until the point that you remove all the cd's en floppy's and start the os the first time.
There the system hangs at "Setup is starting Windows 2000"
SAKET_5
Honored Contributor

Re: ML350

Hi,

Have you upgraded the BIOS/FW for the following:
System ROM
Array Controller ROM

Could you please ensure that you are running the latest FW/BIOS for the ROMs.

To answer to your problem THEN;
I would recommend using Smart Start and see if you can boot off it. Even with Smart Start if installation is no joy, then boot off the Smart Start and click "System Erase" and give it another try.

Have you configured your disks, i.e have you created arrays, set up logical drives, etc?

Could you also please specify the exact error message.

Hope this is of help and don't forget to assign points:)

Regards,
Vijay_44
Honored Contributor

Re: ML350

Check to see if the OS selection in the BIOS is Windows 2000 otherwise you'll have similar problems
There’s your problem!!! This thing is set to EVIL!
Stephen Kebbell
Honored Contributor

Re: ML350

Hi,

I had a problem with similar symptoms a few months back (Hanging at "Starting Windows 2000"). To get past this, I had to remove any extra SCSI or Fibre-Channel HBAs (but not the boot controller, for obvious reasons). Then I could install Windows, and afterwards added the cards back in.

Regards,
Stephen
Jon Ward
Trusted Contributor

Re: ML350

What Mr Kebbel is says is very correct. If there is third party hardware in the system (especially newer hardware) or if there is HP hardware newer than the Smartstart level being used, lockups can occur during the Windows startup phase as Windows is struggling to use wrong/outdated drivers.

Removing the hardware is the fastest way of circumventing the issue. An alternative is to use the Smartstart Scripting Toolkit to introduce the new drivers. This is rather complicated, but may pay back if you have a lot of systems.

If the unit is stripped down to the minimum configuration, also consider using the Smartstart Server Diagnostics.
Hans Wassink
Occasional Visitor

Re: ML350

This system has only the server feature board and no other boards.
I even removed this board en put in a vga board with the same result.

With Linux i have no problems.

Other suggestions?