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Installing Windows 2003 Enterprise

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I'm trying to install server 2003 on my old 233 for some software testing but I can't figure out how to install it.  When i boot to the CD it freezes so i eject the cd and it says "CDBOOT: Memory Overflow Error"  I have 128mb of ram in this machine.  I've booted to a 98 floppy and ran winnt but that freezes after it copies all the files.  I reboot the computer to the hard drive and get "Press any key to reboot".  

My setup:
1 500MB Hard Drive (Used for web hosting)
1 4GB Hard Drive (this is where i want windows)
128 MB RAM
I have the kind of power supply that has a push button built-in

plz Help!
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Sounds like you have a hardware error. That system is not really capable of running 2003 if you could get it to start installing it would probably take 4-8hrs to finish the install and would never work right.
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i've installed it before as a upgrade from server 2000 but it was multi-booting so i reformatted
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Try a differnt cd rom drive and check your ram.
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ram works fine... no problems with cd drive
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Try 256 of ram
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I don't have any spare ram
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This is the status now... I've got windows 98 (bare install) on my large drive.  How can i go to server 2003 and NOT have 98 still installed???
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Follow these steps to make boot floppies maybe http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;325879#5
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