HP Proliant 350 G4


I have an old HP Proliant 350 G4 server.  I have stuck some new discs in it and was going to put Win2k8 on there.  There was originally a cd rom and so i swapped it for a dvd rom drive to accommadate the win2k8 install disc.  The thing is it will not boot from the install disc, I know this disc works as I have tried it on another machine?  The boot order is correct, just don't know why it will not boot from the disc?
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gamesaregoodConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Do you have the latest bios on the server? I know its an old server but still worth checking.

Can you boot any other disc in the drive? Would recommend giving a CD a go, ideally an original.

It might even be if its a burnt ISO that been burnt that the drive is being picky and is not compatible with the make of the disc.

I presume the server detects the drive ok, but does it even attempt to read / boot from the drive?
would also suggest that you download the latest smart start from HP as that will help with the install (drivers etc).
Nick_DAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the suggestions guys. Have left work for the day and so will try tomorrow morning. Did think it may be something to do with the BIOS.
You may as well update the firmware while you're at it, that's on a DVD/ISO like your Windows DVD so will also confirm if DVD boots. Download it from www.hp.com/go/support.
Nick_DAuthor Commented:
Sometimes you cannot see the wood for the trees!

It was a dodgy dvd - tried another copy and it worked.

Thanks for all the responses.
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