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Install headaches: XP on a Poweredge 1850

cMonkeyNeil asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Greetings, all.

Picked up a refurbished Poweredge 1850 over the weekend.  It was 35 bucks, so kind of difficult to pass up; figured with two 3GHz processors it would make a screamer of a desktop.  Saw in a few places online that someone had managed to install XP on it by loading the right SCSI/RAID drivers for Windows 2000.

XP's setup doesn't seem to have an issue with grabbing the drivers from the floppy, but when it's finished loading files it quickly flashes "Setup is starting Windows", at which point the machine reboots and the whole process starts over again.

Anyone able to point me in the right direction?  I know my way around Desktop machines pretty well, but fear that I may have bitten off more here than I ever intended to chew.

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