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Proliant 3000 windows install issues

Don McLaren
Occasional Visitor

Proliant 3000 windows install issues

Please help.This is driving me bonkers.
I have a Pro 3000 rack unit
it originally had 1 p2 350 cpu
with 256 m ram
and a compaq 225 raid card with
5 drives at raid 5
this worked fine
I upgraded to 2 p2 350 cpus
and 1.5 G ram.
What I find now is that I cant install windows.
It gets as far as "Starting Windows"
at the end of the dos session then stops.
I put on Windows 98 which after rebooting from
the initial set up came up with:
"error:no available conventional memory
cannot load himem.sys"
Please note that I have reformed the array
and reinstalled a system partition.
The system boots up fine.
your thoughts and help would be appreciated.
5 REPLIES
Prashant (I am Back)
Honored Contributor

Re: Proliant 3000 windows install issues

Hi,

Is there any error under IML.
Are we using the HP part.

Prashant S.
Nothing is impossible
Don McLaren
Occasional Visitor

Re: Proliant 3000 windows install issues

Hi Prashant the only fault the IML
gives is "rear cpu fan failure"
but this doesn't halt the system in any way.
I have used win XP,win 2k server and win2k3
server (as well as win 98)but each time it just seems to freeze or stall when windows
actually begins to install.
I have even gone back to the original
hardware configuration but again nogo.
Regards,
Don.
Bruno Mesquita_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Proliant 3000 windows install issues

McLaren,

Try install the operating system using the smartstart cd. The SmartStart 5.20 should work fine.

Regards.
Prashant (I am Back)
Honored Contributor

Re: Proliant 3000 windows install issues

Or else we can run a daignostics using the smartstart cd on server in loops to validate the hardware.

Prashant S.
Nothing is impossible
Don McLaren
Occasional Visitor

Re: Proliant 3000 windows install issues

Im using Smart Start 5.5.
I almost feel like I'm playing ducks and drakes.I am mighty tempted to install Linux!