Can't boot to DVD

HP ML150 G3 series server. Got into trouble and need to reload. The old OS keeps over-riding the sequence and does not prompt me to "Press any key to boot to CD" Help...
LVL 7
iedenAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
Check the DVD is bootable in another machine and try a different bootable disk in the drive.
Alternatively try using a USB based optical drive
0
JamesGoldenCommented:
Check your boot order in your BIOS.  I can't remember what that is off the top of my head.  Usually you have to hit F2.  Then once in the BIOS look for the boot order, make sure your CDROM is enabled and set to boot before your hard drves.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
iedenAuthor Commented:
I am going to check to see if the drive is bad as MASQUERAID suggests first... I have checked the boot order in BIOS already, F2 is correct but when choosing the CD/DVD drive it instantly goes to the OS in my RAID6 array.
0
Powerful Yet Easy-to-Use Network Monitoring

Identify excessive bandwidth utilization or unexpected application traffic with SolarWinds Bandwidth Analyzer Pack.

iedenAuthor Commented:
Nope... Tried and both DVD drives will now no longer even open. I tried them before hooking them up. They are both 2003 and the server DVD drive is 2006. It still opens but same issue. No joy :-(
0
SteveCommented:
are you saying the optical drive in the server isnt working?
have you double checked it is a DVD drive and not just CD? many servers come with a CD drive and NOT a DVD one.
Can you open/view the DVD once the OS has booted up?
0
iedenAuthor Commented:
Got the CD to boot... Got feed up and enabled everything in the BIOS having to do with controllers.
0
iedenAuthor Commented:
Now I'm just stuck with trying to load server 2K8 over a failed DC without destroying the data... I hate Ad failures :-(
0
SteveCommented:
Fair enough. Glad your question has been resolved.
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Server Hardware

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.