Question about HP Compaq ProLiant DL380 G4 Server
I have been given an Netfinity 5500 for my personal use. I has 2 functional Seagate ST318203LC SCSI drives. I'm quite new at installing any windows product on a scsi system. I beleive I have initialized the drives properly. The problem I have is when I attempt to install Windows Server 2003 standard. The install gets only as far as the 3rd initial screen then seems to freeze. The activity lite on both drives are active but the display doesn't change. Can anyone help me?
Is the memory on the system good? tested?
you may need to load customer drivers for your SCSI controller before the actual setup starts it asks you for loading custom drivers you should have a driver disk.
Posted on Jul 03, 2008
Try to copy the windows 2003 setup in the drive and then try running from that drive itself.
Posted on Jun 26, 2008
I've been watching your problem since you first posted it to see if anyone of these wannabes knew the answer.
I've setup Windows of every type and beta tested 98, ME, XP and Vista and have a Gaming Rig of my own with a scsi SATA Raid Array. Your situation isn't much different. It is a weakness of Windows that you have to take several steps to prepare for a scsi or sata raid or non raid setup. There are two things to understand.
1.) The raid drives have to be connected to your raid cable in proper order and pinned in that order, starting at the connector closest to the board and out.
2.) having on hand the downloaded scsi drivers for your exact system board on hand on a floppy drive. Some times the scsi drivers for your board have more than one file a .sys file and a .drv file.
3.) with this in mind you will need your exact motherboard model and pcb version; go to the board maker's web site and download these drivers. I'm am guessing you do not have the original motherboard cdrom on hand... do you?.
4.) You do not have to reinstall Windows if its already installed only begin the installation and when prompted to, press F6 and just wait for Windows to eventually ask you for the specific driver disc. there will be a time later when the installation process alerts you to the fact that Windows is already installed if it is installed. You are given an option to install new or repair. You select repair, you may or may not be asked for the driver floppy again, it varies.
When you have proceeded before it appeared to me you may not have waited it out long enough before the installation routine would ask for the floppy drivers. Is that true?
So, you would need to download the scsi drivers and put them on a floppy, have your scsi drives connected in order on the cable and pinned correctly.
Do you have Windows 2003 installed already?
Do you have the drivers for your system board downloaded and on a floppy?
Do you have your 2003 installation CD and product key?
Are you willing to make a mistake, take correctional advice and start again?
Because you have attempted installation several times it is highly likely that in activating your product the automatic registration will fail and you will have to phone the 800 number to get a 'B' key override.
Should this process take quite a while, will you be willing to pick this up tomorrow understanding that you can always abandon my effort and wait for another expert to come along.
Posted on Jun 25, 2008
You have two harddisk so first u need to make master and slave hardisk by setting after that you need to go in bios of the machine and check it, is showing or not in the bios , if its showing the you can install window in first drive and use second for instaling l window server 2003 after that check it
Posted on Jun 25, 2008
Disabling Application Error Reporting on
Windows Server 2003 (and XP, also)
There is absolutely no good reason to disable this service in pre-release, or released software. If a program or computer crashes, then once the computer recovers it makes a detailed report (with no personally identifiable information it) about how the crash happened and sends it off to Microsoft. They then look over it, and try to fix it, which makes a better OS for everyone. This is not a recommended procedure.
Click the Start button, and right-click My Computer and click Properties from the pop-up menu
In the System Properties dialog that has come up, click the Advanced tab, and then the Error Reporting button
In the next dialog click the Disable radio button, and optionally, so you don't get any notices of system failures at all, Trouble installing Windows Server 2003 on Netfinit - error-reporting.pngy me...
Now press OK, Apply, and OK, and Error Reporting has now been disabled.
Posted on Jun 25, 2008
Do you have the latest firmware/drivers for the scsi drives?
Posted on Jun 24, 2008
The SCSI driver is required to installed during the initial boot up for installation when additional drivers are asked .the new models dont come with a Floppy drive so an external floppy drive can be used .The detection of HDD s must be at the startup by the Bios os SCSI card.
Posted on Mar 12, 2010
The ProLiant ML110 server with System BIOS Version 16 supports a total of eight IPL devices. Four IPL devices, such as the IDE controller and the floppy controller, are integrated, leaving support for four additional PCI IPL devices (i.e., PCI card plugged into PCI expansion slots); however, the ProLiant ML110 has five PCI expansion slots. Therefore, it is possible to configure the ProLiant ML110 with five PCI IPL devices (such as SCSI controllers or NICs) and exceed the limitation of System BIOS Version 16
The resolution to the problem is to update the System BIOS Version 17 which supports a total of nine IPL devices and five PCI IPL devices. Update the ProLiant ML110 server to System BIOS Version 17
i could not include the url for the download because you did not especify the generation of your server
but follow this link
1.select your server with the corresponding generation
2. select the operating system
3. from the download list select the bios update to a bootable usb or diskete
4.install the os
Posted on Oct 29, 2010
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