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Proliant ML350 G4p + Windows 2000 Server

 
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JBra
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Proliant ML350 G4p + Windows 2000 Server

Windows 2000 Server refuses to be installed on my server! I use the drivers provided by hp site.

CASE 1
I insert Windows 2000 Server first release (no sp) to the dvd-rom, then I press F6 and then S to load scsi drivers. Windows copies necessary files and prompt for a reboot. Windows is loading, showing the logo but the blue screen "Inaccessible boot device" appears.

CASE 2
I slipstream sp4 with Windows 2000 Server. I press F6, S, load scsi drivers. Windows won't copy any file but say that no mass storage or hard drive found!!

CASE 3
I insert Windows 2000 Server first release and when I select which scsi drive I want to be installed, I replace the cd with the spipstreamed win2ksp4 cd. However, the blue screen appears again afterwards.

HELP!!!
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Ruslan
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Solution

Re: Proliant ML350 G4p + Windows 2000 Server

Do you have Smart Start CD? You should try it first...
JBra
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Re: Proliant ML350 G4p + Windows 2000 Server

There were two cds in the box. The documentation and the other one with the drivers which says that is not bootable..
:(
Igor Karasik
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Re: Proliant ML350 G4p + Windows 2000 Server

>>>There were two cds in the box. The documentation and the other one with the drivers which says that is not bootable..

Strange. All Proliants we bought we received with SmartStart CD
Anyway, download SmartStart here
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/support/files/server/us/download/24733.html
Greg Hansen
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Re: Proliant ML350 G4p + Windows 2000 Server

If you have a Windows 98 SE boot disk (Floppy or CD) boot from that create a small fat32 partintion (2 - 4 GB) and then you will have enough room for Microsoft to complete it's tasks. At the point of the installation on to the partition you can remove that partition and replace it with an NTFS partition.
Note: Get your Smart Start CD, it would make your job alot easier.
JBra
Occasional Visitor

Re: Proliant ML350 G4p + Windows 2000 Server

OK, I'll use StartSmart cd and I'll tell you if it worked out for me..
JBra
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Re: Proliant ML350 G4p + Windows 2000 Server

Thank you all very much!! The startsmart cd did the work for me! Win2000 Server were installed succesfully
Igor Karasik
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Re: Proliant ML350 G4p + Windows 2000 Server

>>Thank you all very much!! The startsmart cd did the work for me!

Say thanks with points:
http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/helptips.do?#22