Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

MAJOR problem when trying to install Windows Server 2003

Posted on 2007-03-23
3
Medium Priority
?
622 Views
Last Modified: 2007-12-19
Hi all,

I've got a MAJOR problem when trying to install Windows Server 2003.

As far as I can tell my server seems to be in good working health, but everytime I attempt to install the OS it hangs at 34min.
I've read the knowledge base articles from MS about this and extracted a few logs, and as far as I can tell the issue is located from this log: http://www.zen87038.zen.co.uk/setupact1.log

This extract from the log shows an issue at the bottom, but I have NO IDEA how to fix this.

Setup invoked the external program C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe /c start C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe.
D:\I386\NT5INF.CA_ was copied to C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\NT5INF.CAT.
D:\I386\NT5.CA_ was copied to C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\NT5.CAT.
D:\I386\SP1.CAT was copied to C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\SP1.CAT.
D:\I386\NTPRINT.CAT was copied to C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\NTPRINT.CAT.
D:\I386\NT5IIS.CA_ was copied to C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\NT5IIS.CAT.
D:\I386\FP5.CA_ was copied to C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\FP5.CAT.
D:\I386\IMS.CAT was copied to C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\IMS.CAT.
D:\I386\INS.CAT was copied to C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\INS.CAT.
D:\I386\WMSocm.CA_ was copied to C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\WMSocm.CAT.
D:\I386\IASNT4.CA_ was copied to C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\IASNT4.CAT.
D:\I386\MSTSWEB.CA_ was copied to C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\MSTSWEB.CAT.
D:\I386\OEMBIOS.CA_ was copied to C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\OEMBIOS.CAT.
D:\I386\FXSCAT.CA_ was copied to C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\FXSCAT.CAT.
D:\I386\sasetup.CA_ was copied to C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\sasetup.CAT.
D:\I386\adminpak.CA_ was copied to C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\adminpak.CAT.
D:\I386\admt.ca_ was copied to C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\admt.cat.
D:\I386\UDDI.CAT was copied to C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\UDDI.CAT.
D:\I386\SCW.CAT was copied to C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\SCW.CAT.
D:\I386\NETFX.CAT was copied to C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\NETFX.CAT.
The external program RUNDLL32 shell32,Control_RunDLL intl.cpl,,/f:"C:\WINDOWS\system32\$winnt$.inf" /s:"D:\I386" returned exit code 0.
NetSetup: SetupMode: 0x1, ProductType: 0x2, OperationFlags: 0x8000


I've tried different media, repair options, manually copied the file to the location on the disk, removed and re-created the RAID array, re-set the BIOS. I'm out of options to get this server working and in need of expert assistance!!

HELP! :(

0
Comment
Question by:Nicola_Bourne
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 70

Accepted Solution

by:
KCTS earned 2000 total points
ID: 18780715
Looks like you have some hardware not on the Hardware Compatability List which Windows Does not like. Try removing/disabling anything not essential.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Nicola_Bourne
ID: 18780754
Thanks, I've pretty much pulled anything I don't need that is actually able to be removed...
0
 

Author Comment

by:Nicola_Bourne
ID: 18783325
OK - Problem half solved. RAID array was the culprit, thing is now I am without my RAID setup.

Can anyone advise on if and how it is possible to setup a RAID array on a system that has already been installed? I.e. if I install the OS on disk 1 as it is, then once its all up and running can I re-install the RAID controller and re-set up the array?

I don't know much about RAID at all I'm afraid, my original plan was to have disk 1 and 2 in RAID 0 for OS speed and response, and then disk 3,4 and 5 in RAID 5 for redundancy.

I would LOVE to get this setup, but if I cannot get it installed during the setup of the OS (array seems to be functioning totally fine, just the OS setup wont have it for some reason!!)

If I need to put this into another question I will do so.

Many thanks


0

Featured Post

[Webinar] Lessons on Recovering from Petya

Skyport is working hard to help customers recover from recent attacks, like the Petya worm. This work has brought to light some important lessons. New malware attacks like this can take down your entire environment. Learn from others mistakes on how to prevent Petya like worms.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

1. Boot PC and press F10, select storage options and change the compatibility from “AHCI” to “IDE”, save and exit 2. Boot PC and press F12 3. Upon PXE display of searching for DHCP server, press Pause break to obtain MAC address 3. Open Configu…
Remote Desktop Protocol or RDP has become an essential tool in many offices. This article will show you how to set up an external IP to point directly to an RDP session. There are many reasons why this is beneficial but perhaps the top reason is con…
Visualize your data even better in Access queries. Given a date and a value, this lesson shows how to compare that value with the previous value, calculate the difference, and display a circle if the value is the same, an up triangle if it increased…
In this video, Percona Solution Engineer Dimitri Vanoverbeke discusses why you want to use at least three nodes in a database cluster. To discuss how Percona Consulting can help with your design and architecture needs for your database and infras…

618 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question