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.
Re: Boot from CD is not recognizing the Windows 2003...
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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Is there a RAID card Eg PERC installed? If so, did you use the hardware raid setup? Also, Why do you want to put Windows 7 on a Server? Have you thought about Windows Server 2003 or 2008?
Open her up and check all the connections and also the BIOS settings. Does the DVD drive appear in the BIOS detection screen? I would suggest tackling the DVD issue first! Maybe that you need to change the order that it boots so that the DVD drive is first.
Just go into the bios and insert the correct parameters. you shut it off before it could save the settings. Or hit fi on boot and it should take you into the bios and you cand sort it out in there. If you want an easy way, just do a system restore. Start,Programs, accesorys, system tools, system restore, just go back a day or two before you had that issue, and you should be good to go, good luck
If they are Dell they likely have the licence key sticker on them. Get a Windows server 2000 CD(you can download it and it will be legal if you instal it with a purchased licence key.) and perform a clean install of it using the licence key on the sticker of each server.
Windows xp will usually only see 3.5 gbs of ram even in your motherboard can support more. WIndowns vista does recognize more RAM or i also believe windows xp 64bit recognizes more ram. Nothing wrong with ram or your computer its just your operating system.
What operating system is the server using? What roles is the server doing (DNS/DHCP/DC/Exchange/etc). If it's a Windows 2003 SBS box, you're supposed to be able to run upto about 75 users. I would never run more than 30 users on an SBS box (and it'd have to be a very high spec). You may consdier bringing another server to do an aditional role (file/print) and leave the primary to be an SBS box
This server direct not boot by windows cd.... and u any time install window u lose the all data....because they have scsi hard drive and configuring bydefault Raid 5 ......so plz make backup before u start this prosiger.......Dell providing u lots of cd's check it this cd "installation and server management" bootable cd put this cd into your cd rom drive...and i am giving u link that how to complete install window in this server.
HI thanks for reply. i must say im new to this raid stuff. i was given the server by my coworker because he could not get the other drive to show in windows. he got fustrated and gave it to me. so i tey at home. ok here is what i have.
Dell poweredge 1600sc. it has two gig ram. I open the case andther it has one primary hdd and four other hdd connected on one ribbon to the board. it had windows server 2003 all ready on it. I was in the set up (ctrl +m) and i saw the drives say ready. i hit the space bar to set array. after i did that it say i had to initlize it before i reboot. now the drives say online. i boot into windows and the drives are still do not show. am i looking in the right place. i know. im stupid. go ahead and laugh.
plus is there a good place to lean this raid stuff. thanks. nezza