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Re: SmartStart: error running hwdisc-2.exe

 

SmartStart: error running hwdisc-2.exe

I am trying to install from scratch a Proliant 1850R. I cleaned the system partition first, and am now trying to boot from the SmartStart 5.50 CD.

After the splash screen I get text:

Loading SmartStart. Please wait...
SPAWN ERROR: Exec format error running hwdisc-2.exe


What does this mean?
And how can I fix it?

Michael.


Side question:
- Can I mix Utlra2 and Ultra3 scsi disks on this Smart Array 221 Controller?
http://michael.semb.wever.org
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Re: SmartStart: error running hwdisc-2.exe

Using the SmartStart 5.40 CD fixed this problem.

After entering SmartStart and configuring my raid (4 scsis into 1x RAID5 & 1x RAID0).
I get upon bootup

SPAWN ERROR: No file or path win.com

Looking at
http://www.eggheadcafe.com/ng/microsoft.public.windows.server.general/post354189.asp
and
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/support/askkcs/abg/253_0_20991713_2946777.html
it seems I need to erase the system.
But I can't boot into SmartStart so I can't erase the system...

What can I do?
http://michael.semb.wever.org

Re: SmartStart: error running hwdisc-2.exe

See http://michael.semb.wever.org/java/space/linux/Compaq+Proliant+1850R
for more information
http://michael.semb.wever.org