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I have downloaded Win 2k3 RS as an ISO file from MS for installation on a Dell PowerEdge T100 with a SATA DVD-ROM drive.  There is no IDE controller.

I burned the ISO image to a bootable CD.  The boot files are for Win98 and have a generiic CD-ROM driver.

The system boots to Win98 OK but does not recognize the DVD drive and stops at the a:\ prompt.  A message states drive could not

How do I get this to work with the DVD-ROM drive?
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by:crm-serv
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The OS is Windows 2003 R2 with SP2.  
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You should be using your burning program's "Burn Disc From Image" option.  

The .iso file contains a complete image and does not require any additional boot files.

See this guide for examples:
http://www.petri.co.il/how_to_write_iso_files_to_cd.htm
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by:jfromanski
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When your machine is booted then hit appropriate key to select boot device or enter BIOS setup to force boot from CD. This will start your machine from CD and you will be able to install Win2003
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Thanks for the replies.  I will test and reply shortly.
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by:crm-serv
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Shift-3, thanks for the solution.  

jfromanski,  thank you for the response.  I had not used the burner software correctly when creating the problem CD.
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