Can't actually install Small Business Server 2003 - ntoskrnl.exe raised its ugly head...
Posted on 2006-07-20
I've recently purchased the Microsoft Action Pack and am trying to install Small Business Server 2003 Premium Edition on what will be a test server.
The installation process involves 4 CDs, I'm yet to get past the first...
I have tried installing it on a number of hard drives now with the same result each time:
I go into the windows setup booting from the CD and choose a volume to format and install on
Format the volume NTFS, install the files,
System reboots... Now here's the trouble: Upon rebooting the CD just goes through the exact same process again and warns me there is an instance of Windows already present and do I wish to overwrite it? Obviosuly I don't but there is no option to continue with the previous installation.
To try and avoid this automation I've tried rebooting without the CD in the drive so booting from the hard drive. I then get the following error:
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
Please re-install a copy of the above file
I'm at a complete loss as to what to do. Any help would be much appreciated.