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Sandeep Thakker
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      04-24-2006
I think I got stuck with these two X64 machines. I bought two HP XW4300
Workstations. They both have Pentium IV X64 bit Windows Prof X64 bit edition
on it. Running gr8. Except I have problems with printer drivers and other
issues. That's not a question here. I bought these machines to create Test
environment for SQL 2005 and Windows Server 2003. So I tried installtion
Windows 2003 Server R2 64 bit and X64 it did not work. It does not find a
hard disk. So I tired Windows 2003 Standard (32bit) edition and it gives me
the same error. It gives same error on Windows XP (32bit). It does not allow
me to install Windows 2000 prof or Server. It installs Windows 98 fine but
does not run (Which is strange) I can run ghost using Windows 98 boot disk.
So I tired Windows Vista beta and it installed and running fine.

My initial goal is to install Windows 2003 Server 64 bit or 32 bit now. Can
someone help me here please?

Thanks
Sandeep Thakker


 
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Gary
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      04-24-2006
You need a floppy driver disk for the disk controller 64 Bit. And Hit F6 to
install the driver when you are setting up the OS.


"Sandeep Thakker" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>I think I got stuck with these two X64 machines. I bought two HP XW4300
>Workstations. They both have Pentium IV X64 bit Windows Prof X64 bit
>edition on it. Running gr8. Except I have problems with printer drivers and
>other issues. That's not a question here. I bought these machines to create
>Test environment for SQL 2005 and Windows Server 2003. So I tried
>installtion Windows 2003 Server R2 64 bit and X64 it did not work. It does
>not find a hard disk. So I tired Windows 2003 Standard (32bit) edition and
>it gives me the same error. It gives same error on Windows XP (32bit). It
>does not allow me to install Windows 2000 prof or Server. It installs
>Windows 98 fine but does not run (Which is strange) I can run ghost using
>Windows 98 boot disk. So I tired Windows Vista beta and it installed and
>running fine.
>
> My initial goal is to install Windows 2003 Server 64 bit or 32 bit now.
> Can someone help me here please?
>
> Thanks
> Sandeep Thakker
>



 
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Charlie Russel - MVP
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      04-24-2006
If they're already running Windows XP x64 Edition, then they will work fine
with Server 2003 x64 Edition. These two products use exactly the same code
base.

HP should have provided a driver for the storage controller. Put this driver
on a floppy, if it isn't already, and then boot off the installation CD.
When the first blue screen shows up, it will have a message at the bottom
about pressing F6 to add additional storage drivers. Press F6, and when
prompted, put the floppy in the floppy drive and press S to add additional
storage drivers.


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http://msmvps.com/xperts64

Sandeep Thakker wrote:
> I think I got stuck with these two X64 machines. I bought two HP XW4300
> Workstations. They both have Pentium IV X64 bit Windows Prof X64 bit
> edition on it. Running gr8. Except I have problems with printer drivers
> and other issues. That's not a question here. I bought these machines to
> create Test environment for SQL 2005 and Windows Server 2003. So I tried
> installtion Windows 2003 Server R2 64 bit and X64 it did not work. It
> does not find a hard disk. So I tired Windows 2003 Standard (32bit)
> edition and it gives me the same error. It gives same error on Windows XP
> (32bit). It does not allow me to install Windows 2000 prof or Server. It
> installs Windows 98 fine but does not run (Which is strange) I can run
> ghost using Windows 98 boot disk. So I tired Windows Vista beta and it
> installed and running fine.
> My initial goal is to install Windows 2003 Server 64 bit or 32 bit now.
> Can someone help me here please?
>
> Thanks
> Sandeep Thakker



 
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