Solved

Will not boot from Server 2008 DVD

Posted on 2008-10-15
7
656 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
New server will not boot from Server 2008 Install DVD. Server will boot from XP

We have tried the Server 2008 DVD on 3 other computers they all boot from it... But this one server will not, we have switched the DVD-Rom, Cables, Etc.

Please help, this is for an exchange server, that was supposed to setup last week.
0
Comment
Question by:JBergenske
  • 3
  • 2
7 Comments
 

Expert Comment

by:proactiveit
ID: 22727048
Are you using a SATA or PATA drive?
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:JBergenske
ID: 22727129
I Figured it out... DVD Drive we were using does not support DVD in Boot/Dos Mode. Only in Windows.

Problem was fixed by purchasing a new DVD rom.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:proactiveit
ID: 22727165
Ok mate,

You said in your first post that it booted with an XP disk though?
0
Integrate social media with email signatures

Is your company active on social media? Do you also use email signatures? Including social media icons in your email signature is a great way to get fans for free. Let all your email users know you’re on social media quickly and easily, in a single click.

 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:JBergenske
ID: 22727170
ya... it did.. XP is a CD-Rom... Server 2008 is a DVD-Rom... Even though it was a DVD rom it only supported CD in Dos
0
 

Expert Comment

by:proactiveit
ID: 22728168
Oh ok i see.
Very strange optical drive, i've never heard of such a thing.
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
Computer101 earned 0 total points
ID: 22956020
PAQed with points refunded (500)

Computer101
EE Admin
0

Featured Post

Do email signature updates give you a headache?

Do you feel like you are constantly making changes to email signatures? Are the images not formatting how you want them to? Want high-quality HTML signatures on all devices, including on mobiles and Macs? Then, let Exclaimer solve all your email signature problems today.

Join & Write a Comment

I was asked if I could set up a fax machine so that incoming faxes were delivered to people's Exchange inboxes and so that they could send faxes from their desktops without needing to print the document first.  I knew it was possible but I had no id…
I had a question today where the user wanted to know how to delete an SSL Certificate, so I thought that I would quickly add this How to! Article for your reference. WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO DELETE A CERTIFICATE? 1. If an incorrect certificate was …
To efficiently enable the rotation of USB drives for backups, storage pools need to be created. This way no matter which USB drive is installed, the backups will successfully write without any administrative intervention. Multiple USB devices need t…
This tutorial will show how to configure a new Backup Exec 2012 server and move an existing database to that server with the use of the BEUtility. Install Backup Exec 2012 on the new server and apply all of the latest hotfixes and service packs. The…

757 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

16 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now