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Proliant 800 dual procs and windows OS

 
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Proliant 800 dual procs and windows OS

Hello,

I hope someone can help me..I have a compaq Proliant 800 with dual 400Mhz processors with the latest rom update. I am trying to install windows 2000 server without luck...The initiall setup goes smooth and then when it comes to the reboot and starting up the machine shutsdown and restarts. I must mention that this happens when tryting to install any MS OS i.e (XP,2000,NT4:clients and servers versions), but if I pull out the secound processor the setup goes as smooth as can be expected. At first I thought I had a dead processor but all linux OS's install and recongnize the processor without any problems. I have tried pressing F5 at the setup prompt add scii drivers and selected all the available options: some freeze the computer at startup and the others shutdown and restart.
Please what am I missing or is this a hardware problem.
Thanks for your help
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Re: Proliant 800 dual procs and windows OS

Mark,

Check out HP's support web site. Look for BIOS updates for Windows 2000 or 2003 Server. The older Compaq and HP NetServers require a BIOS update for the newer MS OS's.

Also, look for updated SCSI drivers

Hope this help.

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Re: Proliant 800 dual procs and windows OS

Sorry David...I did mention that I have the latest Bios update available and as for the drivers for scii drivers it would be no use having drivers for an OS that is not installed.

Thanks Anyway