Windows 2003 install, stuck on Windows Setup blue screen

Posted on 2008-11-10
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Last Modified: 2016-10-27
Hello Experts,
I have a Dell PowerEdge 750 server that crashed after I uninstalled Acronis. So, decided to re-install Windows 2003. But cannot get pass the blue screen "windows setup" (setup is starting windows). It just sits there and has been in this state for a whole day. So, I ran a boot and nuke over the weekend. Then tried installing Windows 2003 again. But keeps getting stuck on the same screen.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
Question by:Boething
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nappy_d earned 2000 total points
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What is the BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death) error code?

It sounds like you are having some kind of hardware malfunction.

Disconnect as as much as possible from your motherboard. try swapping out RAM and try to eliminate components.

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No, it did not look like the blue screen of death.
I boot up on the Dell disk, and then the windows 2003 disk,
and then it proceeded to reboot like normal and just sits there as if installing something.
no error code.
I will try to disconnect as much as possible and let you know.
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Also, have you tried to startup in safe mode? give that a try too
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