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Ive never had so many problems install a server OS from scratch than this one. I have a hp proliant g7 380 brand new and I installed the hp smartstart cd, entered all the info, and then it asked me to install the windows 2008 cd, it then reboots and upon bootup I get this error attached. Sometimes it doesnt like the windows cd so I downloaded another one and same problem. I even downloaded the latest hp smartstart cd and still the same problem.
Even when I dont want to use the smart start cd and just boot to the windows cd for an install I get the attached error. What's going on?
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by:RaithZ
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Any chance you burned the CD Image to a blank DVD disc?  instead of a blank CD? this can cause all sorts of weird problems which I recently found out the hard way..

if not, it could be the CD/DVD drive in the server.
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You can rebuild the BCD store by using the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment. To do this, follow these steps




1.       Put the Windows installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.
2.       Press a key when you are prompted.
3.       Select a language, a time, a currency, and a keyboard or another input method, and then click Next.
4.       Click Repair your computer.
5.       Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.
6.       In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.
7.       Type Bootrec /RebuildBcd, and then press ENTER.
o    If the Bootrec.exe tool runs successfully, it presents you with an installation path of a Windows directory. To add the entry to the BCD store, type Yes. A confirmation message appears that indicates the entry was added successfully.
o    If the Bootrec.exe tool cannot locate any missing Windows installations, you must remove the BCD store, and then you must re-create it. To do this, type the following commands in the order in which they are presented. Press ENTER after each command.

Bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup
ren c:\boot\bcd bcd.old
Bootrec /rebuildbcd
8.       Restart the computer.




http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-hardware/windows-failed-to-start-status-0xc000000f/b15bcf91-b167-4d63-b5e3-5abe6c8be2af
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by:tolinrome
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good point, I'll try to find a blank cd, don't even have one.
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by:tolinrome
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Anuroopsundd,
the problem is I cant even get it to boot to the windows cd without that error
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by:tolinrome
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windows media is too large for a cd rom
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called HP suport and they said to uninstall all the base memory except 4GB and that worked! I was then able to install the SSCD and Windows OS completely, Reinstalled all the memory up to original and problem solved. Way to go HP...
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by:tolinrome
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called HP suport and they said to uninstall all the base memory except 4GB and that worked! I was then able to install the SSCD and Windows OS completely, Reinstalled all the memory up to original and problem solved. Way to go HP...
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