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
Solved

Getting NTDETECT Failed Error When trying to Instal Windows Server 2003 through MS Virtual Server 2005

Posted on 2008-10-20
2
1,349 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
I am trying to install WIndows Server 2003 to an external hard drive that is connected to my laptop running XP Pro SP2.  I have MS Virtual Server 2005 installed and created a virtual machine located on the external drive.  I have a Windows Server 2003 Trial CD and loaded it in my DVD Drive.

The Virtual Server boots up with the install CD, but after it checks the hardware configuration I get an NTDETECT Failed error.

How can I get passed this?
0
Comment
Question by:robrubin
2 Comments
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
SirDragon earned 400 total points
ID: 22761394
This sounds like a hardware incompatibility.  Sometimes USB devices do not work well in VM mode.  
Try to install the image on your laptop and then move the VM to your external device.  That's how mine are setup.  

Also the installation will be much faster on you laptop.  You just need some HD space.  
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:nickt25
ID: 23229805
lol too late to answer !
thats is how i got mine on my servers !!
not all the time usb works that well on pheri...
try using that on your system local
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

Guide: Build a Hyper-V Cluster Introduction We all know that Hyper-V is a cost effective solution (see http://www.experts-exchange.com/A_7831.html), and now we want to take advantage of it, right?  Unfortunately, hardware fails, leading to dow…
A quick step-by-step overview of installing and configuring Carbonite Server Backup.

840 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