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I have installed 64bit Server 2k8r2 on my hp pro liant dl380 g4 server which was fine.

I am now trying to install sql server 2008 standard 64bit on it but it does not give an option to install 64bit and automatically does 32bit...

I wanted to look in the bios to see if there are any switches that need switching to cater for this installation but I am unable to boot into the server bios.

Summary: I cannot boot into the bios of my hp pro liant dl380 g4 server.

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If you have 2008R2 installed as the OS, you are definately running 64bit as it won't install on 32bit machines.

When you say 'automatically does 32bit' - what makes you think that?

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I should have added that I have tried pressing F2, F8 and F12 during boot up and have looked for BIOS boot indicators during boot up but there does not seem to be any.  I have also tried the ctrl-s option which is only a boot sequence menu.

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The reason I suspect it is installing 32bit is because when I get as far as specifying the installation path it displays x86 within the default folder name.

Should I ignore this?

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Yes, you can ignore that if it's in the field 'Shared feature directory (x86)'.

If you are unsure, post a screen shot :)
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It comes after Program Files, please see attachment.

Regards installation path ref x86
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That's the same field I was referring to - you can ignore it and carry on.
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