Windows Server 2003 - can't install

Posted on 2007-08-07
Last Modified: 2011-09-20

I've downloaded the Windows Server 2003 trial from Microsoft (180 days, comes on 2 cds).  I've burned the CDs (extracted from ISO image)
Unfortunately I can't boot from the CDs. The server its being trialled on doesn't have any other operating system installed.  I expected to be able to just boot off CD and install. What have I to do to get the install up and running?  The server can boot from CDs - I've tried this with another CD.

Thanks in advance
Question by:rwallacej
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    Accepted Solution

    You have to finalize the CD in order to make it bootable.

    The easiest thing to do is to grab a bootdisk here:

    Something with CD ROM support, then run the installation off the CD.

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    Assisted Solution

    Have you tried the CD on your PC both on boot and via explorer?

    Author Comment

    it seemed RAID problemts was the real problem........go it eventually sorted. Thanks for help nevertheless

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