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Error loading operating system when installing Win SBS 2003 on ML150

 
Kirwin Paulsen
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Error loading operating system when installing Win SBS 2003 on ML150

Hi ,

Please can you guys help me.
i have been trying to install win sbs 2003 on this ml150 that i just bought, and it fails after the operting system copies the files in the first part of the installation.

as soon as it re-boots, it does the post tests, and stops at "error loading operating system"

Funny thing is if i install vista on this machine it works great.

I'm thinking it may need a bios upgrade, but i cant find the correct instructions on how to do this from dos .

Please can you assist, and let me know if i am on the right path.

Thank you,
Kirwin
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Kirwin Paulsen
New Member

Re: Error loading operating system when installing Win SBS 2003 on ML150

I have found the solution, but it puzzles me why HP would allow this.

I had to upgrade the bios, as that bios was not compatable with winsbs2003. Surely there are many ppl that still prefer to use win2003sbs ? shouldn't HP build the server with the already updated bios that can at least accomodate for such a widely used OS.

and by the way, i had to install vista, then ugrade the bios, because its a windows application, not a dos app....thanks HP.

Cheers.
Harry Lubansky
Super Advisor

Re: Error loading operating system when installing Win SBS 2003 on ML150

If you did get an HP SmartStart set along with the ML150 server, it should have had the bios update that could install before a windows install. However, you did solve your problem, so this is an option for next time.