Unable to Boot PowerEdge 2850 from CD/DVD after Microsoft Server 2008 R2 Upgrade


  • Problem: After upgrading Microsoft Server 2008 R2 x64 I am unable to access the server post-BIOS.

    Detailed problem description:
    - Server does not recognize keyboard commands at "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD...." prompt.
    - Server boots from HDD and tries to complete upgrade:
    "Applying computer settings..."
    "Configuring updates: Stage 3 of 3 - 0%"
    "Configuring updates: Stage 3 of 3 - 99%"
    - Here Server displays a brief "press ctrl-alt-del to log on" prompt
    -- On ctrl-alt-del a password field is displayed very briefly.
    "Please wait for the group policy client"
    "Stopping services..."

    - This model server supports Server 2008 R2 x64:
    - This model server can install and boot Server 2008 R2 x64.
    - BIOS revision 4.
    - IDE DVD-ROM.
    - 67GB SCSI HDD configured with MBR formatting.
    - 16GB RAM.

    • Edited by nsmedra Saturday, September 07, 2013 11:59 PM text formatting
    Saturday, September 07, 2013 11:59 PM


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