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Windows Server 2003 RT Install problem

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  • 1. I have a DELL T4300 64bit machine which has Linix installed on it.  I need to install Windows Server 2003 RT.

    2. I have burned Disk 1 of Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard x64 Edition with SP2 from the MSDN download page.

    3. I have inserted the CD into my machine and rebooted. (Press F12 and select to boot from Onboard CD-ROM Drive)

    The Windows Setup screen shows and along the bottom of the screen it says

    'Loading Files (Kernel Debugger DLL), Windows Setup, PCI Bus Driver, blah blah blah)

    Then it says: Starting Windows and then I get the blue screen of death and it says:

    "A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer blah blah....

    *** S

    Can anyone help me on this??

    Tuesday, July 02, 2013 11:09 AM

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  • I think the stuff you "blah blah'ed " does matter to find out why you cannot install Windows server 2003 R2.

    Especially the details about the bsod are interesting. The STOP message (text in CAPS_WITHOUT_SPACES) and it's parameters are usefull to find cause, and maybe solution

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc785339(v=ws.10).aspx


    MCP/MCSA/MCTS/MCITP


    • Edited by SenneVL Tuesday, July 02, 2013 11:16 AM typo
    Tuesday, July 02, 2013 11:15 AM
  • The full text is this:

    "A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer 

    If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen restart your computer.  If this appears again follow these steps:

    Check for viruses on your computer.  Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. CHeck your hard drive to make sure its properly configured and terminated.

    Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.

    Technical Information:

    *** 

    STOP

    0x0000007B

    0xFFFFFFFFC0000034

    0x0000000000000000

    0x0000000000000000

    Could the problem be that because linux in already installed on the machine it may have reformatted the hard drive in a way Windows Server 2003 doesnt like??


    Tuesday, July 02, 2013 11:41 AM
  • Hello LearnerMan, 

    Since linux file system is different I think you can't install Windows on Linux(already existed) machine.But you can install Linux on Windows machine.



    Regards, Ravikumar P

    Tuesday, July 02, 2013 11:50 AM
  • Hello,

    0x0000007B belongs most of the time to driver problems. So in your case with a Dell machine it may belong to the disk drivers that are not known by Windows Server 2003. BTW What is 2003 RT?????

    As the Dell  machine seems not to be a server by default please check Dell website for drivers for Windows server 2003 and provide with F6 if asked from the installation disk.


    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    MVP, MCP, MCTS
    Microsoft MVP - Directory Services
    My Blog: http://msmvps.com/blogs/mweber/

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties or guarantees and confers no rights.

    Tuesday, July 02, 2013 11:57 AM
  • Sorry I mean R2 not RT.

    I will try and re-install Windows on it first and then try from there.

    Thanks

    Tuesday, July 02, 2013 12:30 PM
  • Hi

    Stop message 0x0000007B Descriptive text: INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE
    Usual cause: A problem occurred during the initialization of the I/O system (usually the startup device or the file system).

    Check this
    How do I remove Linux and install Windows?
    http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000574.htm

    How to Remove Linux Boot Loader From Startup After Deleting Linux Partition on a Dual-Boot System?
    http://www.askvg.com/how-to-remove-linux-boot-loader-from-startup-after-deleting-linux-partition-on-a-dual-boot-system/

    Hope that helps  too :)


    Vikky

    Tuesday, July 02, 2013 12:45 PM
  • I have now downloaded the 32bit version (Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition with SP2 - Disc 1  -->en_win_srv_2003_r2_standard_with_sp2_cd1_x13-04790.iso) and tried to install it from the CD on a 32 bit Windows 7 Enterprise machine and I'm still getting the same problem.

    Tuesday, July 02, 2013 1:44 PM
  • Hello,

    have you checked with Dell for the disk drivers?


    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    MVP, MCP, MCTS
    Microsoft MVP - Directory Services
    My Blog: http://msmvps.com/blogs/mweber/

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties or guarantees and confers no rights.

    Tuesday, July 02, 2013 1:54 PM
  • On this Windows 7 machine I Inserted the CD and browsed to its contents and ran Setup.exe

    The option "Install Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition" is greyed out and I'm not able to select it.

    Also, if I select "Check System Compatibility" the next screen does not let me select "Check my system automatically".

    Why is this???

    Tuesday, July 02, 2013 1:54 PM
  • From this link I found: http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/p/18971424/19094410.aspx#19094410

    I changed the SATA mode to ATA in BIOS. and it is now installing when I boot from the installation CD.

    Thanks everyone for your input.


    Tuesday, July 02, 2013 2:30 PM