I have a Dell PowerEdge 2850 that I picked up cheap and wanted to load Server 2008 R2 on it. For some reason unknown to me, I cannot get it to load Server 2008 - R2 or the original. If I try to boot to any Server 2008 DVD it flashes up a message for split second then reboots the server. The message says - Blinitializelibrary failed 0xc0000001 (I had to video the screen then go frame by frame to be able to read the message). Also I have the Dell systems build and update utility version 6.2 DVD which will load and let me choose Window Server 2008 R2 Standard x64. It will go through the next steps and create the partitions and go all the way until it pops the DVD out and reboots, then when it reboots it's just stuck in an endless reboot cycle. This is with no disk in the DVD drive.
The odd thing is that it will boot directly from a Windows Server 2003 CD fine. In fact, I used the Dell systems build and update utility to install Windows Server 2003 R2 x64 and it went all the way through the install no issues.
Server has a PERC RAID controller with three 36 GB 15k drives configured as one logical disk in a RAID5 array.
Not a critical issue - if I don't get a solid fix for it, I'll just run it with 2003, but am curious enough to see if anyone knows that the issue is here. Thanks.