HP Server tc2120 does not have an Operating System

I have an HP Server tc2120 that does not have an operating system, What options do I have?  Does anyone have any ideas of how I can fix this?
RgrWalkerAsked:
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Brian PiercePhotographerCommented:
Is the problem that it did have one once, and now it suddenly complains that it hasn't or do you just want to install a new OS?
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RgrWalkerAuthor Commented:
It Did have one once before but I wiped everything I'm afraid, so to answer the question properly I think I should be saying, I want to install a new OS.
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RgrWalkerAuthor Commented:
I'm putting the Windows 2000 CD and booting and it looks like it's going through the install procedures but it seems to just loop back around to the install again.

When I boot the server and it goes through the detections, Master is none, slave is none
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Brian PiercePhotographerCommented:
I'm assuming you have IDE0-PATA drives. Have you physically removed or replaced any of the drives, if so you need to make sure that one of them is set to master and the other to slave using the jumpers on the back of the drive (alternativly they both may be set to CS-Cable Select if your system supports this).
The drives should show up in the BIOS.

Assuming you can get this far to install Win2000 you need to boot from the CD and do a fresh install.
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RgrWalkerAuthor Commented:
I don't know what it could have been, I opened the cover, pulled the HD out, checked to ensure it was set to Master, put everything back in and it detected the drive.

Definaltey you get the points, but I'm going to withold giving them for a few minutes in case I have any questions on the install if you don't mind.

Thank you
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