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Hp proliant dl380 g4 not booting from hard drive

I have recently been given the above server for use as a games server, the problem I am having is that it refuses to boot from the RAID array?! I have checked in the BIOS and the RAID array is the first boot controller, and cannot even swap the 2 available (he second is the IDE controller). When I try to Install Windows Server 2003, it appears to copy everything from the disc fine, but then won't boot from the hard drive to continue installation. When I try Windows Server 2008 R2, I get to the point where I can change partitions etc... and I get the message "Windows cannot use this disc (more info)" when "more info" is clicked it says "You cannot boot from this device/drive, please check that it's controller is enabled in the BIOS". Most annoying... What to do except install the OS to pen-drive for now and run lots of analytics?

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I bought an HP DL380 G4 from here, and called them up any time I had a question like this. These guys were amazingly smart. Perhaps you can call them up and pretend to be a customer?

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SOURCE: ugrade of DL380 G4 Server HDD Raid Array 36GB --->146GB Required

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