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Installing Windows on HP Server

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by tonysi, Oct 2, 2003.

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  1. tonysi

    tonysi Thread Starter

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    Hi

    I have just bought an HP server (TC 2120) at an on-line auction. We have installed a RAID drive off a PCI RAID card but this is the only modification we have done. The mirror drive is exactly the same as the drive which came in the system.

    The machine appears not to have been used as all documents etc arrived sealed in the bags.

    I am trying to install Win XP Pro but am having no luck as the CD is not bootable.

    How can I get XP onto this machine??

    TIA

    Tony
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    "but am having no luck as the CD is not bootable"

    I assume you mean the drive is not in the boot sequence ahead of the HDD?
    All XP CDs should be bootable.

    Go into the BIOS and change the boot priority to give the CD a higher priority than the HDD
     
  3. tonysi

    tonysi Thread Starter

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    Done that.

    Just tried again this morning - comes up with message that a problem has been detected and Windows shut down to prevent damage to computer. Check for viruses etc. Check HDD to make sure it is properly configured etc. Tech info:
    STOP: 0x00000007B (0xF9E8063c, ....)
     
  4. Wirelessguy

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    use a startup disk to boot the machine and make sure it loads the cdrom drivers, then just run setup from the XP cd.
     
  5. tonysi

    tonysi Thread Starter

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    Tried that - just keeps stalling during the setup
     
  6. kiwiguy

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    I think the STOP 7B error is pointing to the problem that it cannot find the HDD (device not accessible).
     
  7. tonysi

    tonysi Thread Starter

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    Am just going to try setting up the HDD directly to the IDE port on the MoBo and then trying to install the RAID afterwards
     
  8. tonysi

    tonysi Thread Starter

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    All failed - found out that this board with IDE HDD will not support RAID. Had to go to plan B which is using third party software to back up the HDD to another HDD using scheduler.

    Hopefully that will work!

    Thanks for the help people..
     
  9. tgm

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    99.99% of the systems that I have seen that have a RAID card require a driver to be installed in order for windows to access the card (and therefor the drives). HP's ship with all the drivers on either CDROM or floppy, but they are current to the date of manufacture of the machine. HP is very good about upgraded drives though. See: http://www.hp.con/cposupport Most RAID drivers show up as a SCSI device; even drivers for most IDE RAID cards.
     
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