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Boot from CD is not recognizing the Windows 2003 Server CD

I have used Dell Poweredge 1600sc. I would like to install windows 2003 Server. I changed the boot sequence to CD drive as the first drive and restarted the machine. It is not booting up from the 2003 server CD. The server has dual xeon 2.0 Ghz processor , 2 X 73 Gig SCSI hard drives ( Cleaned) Please help me to install 2003 server on it.

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  • YASN Jan 14, 2009

    The media is CD and copied. My CD drive is working. This 2003 server media is booting from other desktop , but not booting in Dell poweredge 1600sc. I have a windows 2000 server CD , which boots without any problem. Do i need to consider any special drivers for SCSI HDD and so?



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  • David Brenchley May 11, 2010

    during boot does the cd spin up / access light light ?

    your 2003 OS media .. DVD or CD ? copy or legal

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    t300 intel xeon cpu , x3323@2.5ghz. 2.50 ghz, 1.99 GB of ram

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Hv u tried booting from other CDs .
if u can boot from other CDs , then this 2003 CD is botched , change it.

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    pandan 22 Jan 18, 2009

    just unplug your scsi hd , then try reboot, if your cd can boot , then you know the prob is with your scsi hd or config. try ide hd , if okay , then try scsi hd. you must eliminate all other hardware errors to find the fault. change cd drive etc., to try

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As you say you have changed the boot sequence, then immediately after post, you should be able to hit F2 that is bios, F8 should allow you to interject and force booting to the windows ing. Have you ensured the disk is a bootable ISO

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