Hi, About a week ago I successfully installed Win 2008 32bit on my Dell P4 which was originally running XP and I also without using windows update as not connected to the internet was able to create a single domain on this same Dell P4!!
Then later on I got the 'blue screen' but rather than reboot and try to continue, just so I could learn as much as I could about Win 2008 32bit version, I decided to re-install and start again.
I did yesturday re-install successfully again Win 2008 32bit version and then installed the following drivers:
- Intel Chipset drivers - Decided not to install this although dont know why I did this!!
qns1. - Audio drivers - Did not install this, but saw that Win 2008 detected this and requested an install, so I installed it during the 'Windows update' and the Audio drivers installed successfully but NOT SURE if I should have waited until the completion of all 'Windows update' to see if everythings resolves itself as I've been informed by another expert that I may or may not need to install my drivers as Win 2008 may detect and install all the relevant drivers?
- VGA drivers - Installed successfully - prior to starting 'Windows Update'
- Nic drivers - Eventually installed successfully as had some issue in the correct way of selecting 'Network Adapters' in Win 2008 so that I could actually install the drivers.
qns2. On looking in the Device manager I see 2 x 'Ethernet Controller' in the list under 'Other' but Im assuming these are related to the 2 x nic cards I have in my Dell P4 pc, because after successfully installing my Nic drivers, then one of the 'Ethernet Controller' in the list dissappears. I now get prompted intermitantly to find drivers for the other 'Ethernet Controller' and on searching the internet my Dell P4 does not find anything, so Im not sure if this will affect anything Im doing at this moment in time?
As my server detected 79 updates I installed them all at one and part way through received errors or it appeared to hang or it looked like it but it may not have so I rebooted and eventually the 'Windows Updates' continued as some had also successfully installed after checking.
While my Dell P4 was continuing with the 'Windows Updates' I received a message stating that my PC had detected 21 issues and it mentioned that I could start to resolve these, but what I decided to do was close this window temporarily and continue with the 'Windows Updates'.
During the 'updates' being installed I also starting to receive window errors stating that 'different services had stopped' and so I clicked on cancel for the time being and also started to receive 'Windows Explorer stopped' also which closed my windows and I had to then re-open my 'Windows update' screen so that I could whatch from there the updates and also re-start this and this happened numerous times.
I also started to receive messages intermittantly about 'memory' although I do have 2gb of ram in place already!! I read somewhere that removing the 'tick' from virtual memory regarding 'paging' may resolve issue but Im not sure as still have problems!!
After eventually logging onto my pc I checked and saw that 77 updates out of 79, had installed but now intermitantly my pc keeps prompting a window and when I close this window my pc keeps rebooting!!
qns3. Currently Im deleting/partioning/formatting and doing another clean install, but does anyone have any suggestions as all I wish to do is get the pc setup so that I can do at least some of the following as I have prior to the 'Windows updates done most of this already on this same pc!!:
- Add server to domain on single server as Im installing the 'Full version' and not 'Core Server'
- Add dns
- Add dhcp
- Create a user account and add and 2nd Win 7 pc to domain
- Connect printer
- Gp policy
- Run Gp Policy