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Server 2003 R2 won't restart

Posted on 2006-10-20
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I'm in the process of building an exchange server and I'm about ready to pull my hair out.  The server will not reboot or shut down.  I first see the problem when trying to install Server 2003; after setup finishes loading the system files and counts down for the reboot, the computer will not reboot, it just sits there saying restarting computer.  I've left it sit over night, but nothing happens.  If I reset it, everything continues fine until the next part of setup.  If I get through setup and install all of the updates I can find, stuff changes a little bit.  Instead of staying on a gray screen, the monitor will loose the video signal like it wants to shut down, but it just sits there until I push the restart button.

I've searched around for a while now, but haven't been able to find anything, can anyone here point me in the right direction?

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by:caddlady
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Is your video card or other hardware in the HCL for 2003 server?
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I haven't looked.  

I imagine they are, everything is brand new.  Socket F was just released last month
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by:caddlady
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Do you have any other software installed other than Server 2003?
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by:tgtcat69
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No...like I said, the problem first shows it self right after the system files are installed during Windows setup.  But even after Windows is loaded, nothing else is installed except for the security updates
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Looks like the problem is drivers?  If I install XP x64bit, everything works as it should.  Asus doesn't have newer drivers on their site, and Nvidia's is a pain to navigate...any one have a source for the drivers?  In the mean time, I'm going to try and use the XP x64 drivers.
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An update...the Windows XP x64 drivers do work...so if you ever come across this problem, use the XP x64 drivers and not the 2003 x64 drivers.
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