Installation Issues

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Sandeep Thakker, Apr 24, 2006.

  1. 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
     
    Sandeep Thakker, Apr 24, 2006
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  2. Sandeep Thakker

    Gary Guest

    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" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >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
    >
     
    Gary, Apr 24, 2006
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  3. 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.


    --
    Charlie.
    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
     
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Apr 24, 2006
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