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can you guys help me with any procedure to replace my current CD-ROM drive to DVD-ROM? Appreciate your help, thanks!

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Re: From CD-ROM to DVD-ROM

This one is allmost to easy, - hope you are not joking, anyways:
go and get a dvd drive,
take your Server appart,
take out the old cd drive,
put in the new dvd drive.

your Sunny Server will know your new drive, all you have to do is the hard labour :-)

Posted on Jan 28, 2008

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Hello, why my cd rom cannot read my dvd?

Try another DVD. Is the data cable connected? Can you see the drive in Explorer?

May 13, 2014 | Dell PowerEdge 2950 (becwfk1_6) Server

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Not detecting cd drive, boot device. I have tried cd drive that i know it works in other server. I have installed new hdd and want to load os. It shows specs of hdd but wont detect hdd or cd.

make sure all leads that are attached to your cd/dvd have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty ?
you might have to physically unplug the cd/dvd drive restart your computer this should activate the found new hardware wizard
Click start control panel administrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll down cd-dvd rom drives you might see a yellow question mark ? right click you will have options to update driver,roll back driver,or select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver or uninstall then reinstall if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem if you cant see your disk drive in windows explorer
Close all open programs

Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter
Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders







This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.

Upper Filters

Lower Filters

Upper Filters.bak

Lower Filters.bak
If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete

After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computer

Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.
hope this helps

Oct 01, 2011 | Intel SR1400 (SR1400NA) Rack-Mountable...

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IBM X Series 345. Only has CD drive. Need to install Server 2008 which is on DVD. Are there alternatives? Going to school for IT degree and wanted to use this for in home lab.

This time is a long time gone in not being answered... So... if you are someone who has purchased an X series 345 server... Let me share what you need to varify from my own enxeriences... So Yes... server 2008 is a DVD... and no only are there no compatible DVD replacement items to install in the 345 case.... ( bought one which was sooo close to fitting in the exact spot where the cd rom is located.. but was 1/8 of an inch wider that the slot allows. So that is not an option )
No one is telling you this... because either they do not have the experience to know the difference... or they are just not aware of what the products are... because let me tell you sraight... No where in any of the documetnation on IBM do you find anyone sugesting that you can operate server 2008 as an upgrade operationg system in a 345 server.
I suggest you go to IBM site and review the various operating systems they have to offer pages... there you will find and determine that server 2008 is not listed as an option as an operating system for a X series 345 server. There, it is not listed why.... try going in to this with the common sense thought that if it is not listed as an option... then you should probably not waste your time forcing an operating system on a server ... just to suit your purposes... cause it can't be done... and now, I will tell you why..
The 345, comes with a CD ROM. a DVD will no only not fit into the x 345 housing... but even if you decided you were going to just unplug the harness from the CD ROM to plug in to the suggested DVD replacement... You will then discover that the harness is NOT THE SAME... OOOOOOOH... another indication you are beating a dead horse... So lets see... so far... no listing in the IBM site as a option for an operating system.. But you bought 2008 anyways... discovered the CD rom in the X 345 is a CD ROM not DVD/CD ROM device.. :) Tryed to figure out how to replace the CD ROM device with a DVD devie... Hmmmm that didn't hook up...
So where do you... with your 2008 Server OP System DVD in your hand stand.... ? Maybe.. at this point you go BACK to the IBM site and discover that you WILL be able to install Server 2000 and Server 2003... The reason being... they are designed for this server... Imagen that... :) Now... don't go throwing that Server 2008 out some window like a frizbee... you may be wanting it before we are done here.
The reason .... and I mean the real reason these systems are created in CD and DVD fashion.. would be because no one is sharing with you that the 345 servers are 32 bit.. or x86.... the DVD having such a large file in the operating system is due to the fact that Server 2008 is created for 64 bit . not 86.
So... now you have just another one of the secrets no one has shared with us... go back to the IBM site... and see what servers your 2008 operating system will work on ... I bought a couple of 346 servers... which come with DVD players and you will find are on that list of Server 2008 compatible hardware. So... :) either go buy a server 2003 op sys. or go buy a x server 346 to run that server 2008 on...
:) :) :) You think this was any help... ??? I know it took me months months of experience to figure it out on my own... and am happily running 2003 on my V-345's and 2008 on my X-346's...
Sad that you are going to school for an IT degree... :) and your teacher could not help with this.. the most basic of conepts in computer system compatibility... Glad to help though... even if over almost 2 years late... But hey...HAPPY HOLIDAYS.... :)
Lance Bradfprd

Jan 08, 2011 | IBM xSeries 345 Server

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My dvd rom will not read my iso image cd for a boot. but it will read factory made cd.. help i need to update my raid controler i have at dell 2950 server running MS2003

If you have a spare USB flash drive lying around, you could try using with the ISO image. Then, hit F11 while the 2950 is booting and you should be able to select the flash drive.

If that doesn't work, see if you can find updated firmware for your DVD-ROM on or if it's an aftermarket install go to the OEM's support site.

Failing that, maybe try different media. If you're burning to a CD-R, try a different brand (and avoid CD-RW discs.) If you're using a DVD-R, try a DVD+R.

Good luck!

Oct 14, 2010 | Dell PowerEdge 2950 (becwfk1_6) Server

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Hp ml350g4 p server hang on diagonestic screen, unable to set standard boot order(ilo)

To repair your installation of Windows, follow these steps:

1. Insert the Windows Server 2003 CD in the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive.
2. If the Windows CD displays the What would you like to do? menu, click Exit.
3. Turn off your computer, wait ten seconds, and then turn your computer back on.
4. If you are prompted to start your computer from the CD, do so.

Note You must be able to start your computer from the Windows Server 2003 CD-ROM to run Windows Setup. Your CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive must be configured to do so. For information about how to configure your computer to start from the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, see the documentation that is included with your computer, or contact your computer manufacturer.
5. After Setup starts, press ENTER to continue the setup process.
6. Press ENTER to select the option To set up Windows now, press ENTER. Do not select the Recovery Console option.
7. Press F8 to accept the licensing agreement.

Setup searches for previous installations of Windows.
* If Setup does not find a previous installation of Windows Server 2003, you might have a hardware failure.

Hardware failures are beyond the scope of this article. See a computer hardware specialist for more help or try the Hardware troubleshooter. For more information about the Hardware Troubleshooter, see the Windows Server 2003 Help topic "Using Troubleshooters."
* If Setup does find a previous installation of Windows Server 2003, you may receive the following message:
If one of the following Windows Server 2003 installations is damaged, setup can try to repair it. Use the up and down arrows to select an installation. To repair the selected installation, press R. To continue without repairing, press ESC.
Select the appropriate Windows Server 2003 operating system installation, and then press R to try to repair it.
* Follow the on-screen instructions to repair the installation.

o You might have to change the boot drive sequence in your BIOS settings to successfully start your computer from the Windows Server 2003 CD. Contact the manufacturer of your computer, or see your manufacturer's documentation, for more information.
o If you cannot start your computer from the Windows Server 2003 CD, you might have a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive failure or other hardware failure.

Hardware failures are beyond the scope of this article. See a computer hardware specialist for more help or try the Hardware troubleshooter. For more information about the Hardware Troubleshooter, see the Windows Server 2003 Help topic "Using Troubleshooters."
o After you repair your Windows Server 2003, you may be required to reactivate your copy of Windows Server 2003.

Jan 22, 2010 | HP Compaq ProLiant ML110 G4 Server

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I'm trying to install Microsoft Server2003 on a Dell PowerEdge 2600 Server. I belive that the CD ROM is faulty since it doesn't boot off it even though I have the right settings in BIOS. I try to connect a...

Another common way around installation is to copy the whole contents of the CD / DVD to a hard drive.

There are a few methods.

My proffered is to make a bootable flash drive on another machine with known working capabilities that will bot into either an XP-pre installation scenario or a Dos based one.

From there it is often possible to start the installation or even copy the required files to a drive on a machine.

Advantage of copying the files is that the CD / DVD would never be needed to add additional component as they are stored on the machine itself.

That also speeds up installation dramatically.

Bios consideration mus be taken into account when booting from flash drives.

Proper external Hard drives are another viable option

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DELL Poweredge 2600

The Dell original standard CD drive shipped with the PE2600 is incapable of 'understanding' the latest generation of bootable CD's (no matter what the BIOS says).

As far as I can tell, it's not fixable in the firmware ..

However you can swap it out for a more modern drive - such as the TS-L462C (which is a plug in replacement combined DVD reader / CD reader/writer - and Dell post the required drivers on their PE 2600 web pages, so I assume it must be a 'supported' solution)

Jan 18, 2009 | Dell PowerEdge 2600 Server

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Dell server

1) it may just be a driver issue. look up the control panel / devices. if you see a yellow marker , then the drive is at fault . find the driver and install, then try again.

2) maybe the cdrom is dead , try change to another one.

3) if you dont have spare , plug in an external usb cdrom drive . this way , you can still do the update. many dell laptops use external usb cdrom.

David Ng

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It sounds like it may be a seating issue, try to reseat it. if that don't work try another cd-rom.

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