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DVD boot on Compaq ProLiant DL580G2

I'm trying to install Windows Server 2008 on 2 Compaq ProLiant DL580 G2 servers. Problem is, neither will not boot from the dvd drive, nor external dvd drive. The boot log, says attempting to boot from dvd, then onto floppy, and then boots from hard drive.

Any ideas?

ProLiant DL580 G2
8GB ECC RDIMM DDR2
2x 1.4Ghz Xeon MP installed
3x SCSI (9GB+9GB+36GB in simplex mode)

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Clarification Request
where did you get this Windows Server DVD and is it ...

actually Windows Server 2008 R2 trial software (for 180 day evaluation)?

Chances are that you burned the ISO to the DVD as a file rather than burning the ISO image to the DVD to create a bootable DVD.

If you have a computer that is running OK and you insert the DVD and browse its contents what do you see?

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It is

Windows Server 2008 with Standard, Enterprise, Data Center, and Web Server editions (volume licensed). The image was burned correctly and the disc does work as I've installed on other systems from this disc before.

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There is no such version from Microsoft.

And if it was, we don't burn that one.

Sadly I think you've been taken advantage of by someone giving you a bad thing to play with.
Bob

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For a volume licence ...

you can get support from the company who bought that license from Microsoft.

Kees

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Answer
That means that ...

- either the DVD isn't bootable
- or both compaqs have a defective DVD-drive

The DVD is rather easy to check on any PC.

The drives are rather easy to check with any bootable DVD (like a Windows 7 DVD that works elsewhere).

Then replace what doesn't work.


Kees

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