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I am trying to install server 2012 on a Intel Server Board S5000PSL and when I boot the system up I get a error message. "No physical memory is available at the location required for the windows boot manager. The system cannot continue" I have 4GB of RAM installed and the system dose see the RAM installed. The only change I made to this system is that I reformatted my drives.

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by:Nirmal Sharma
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Was it working earlier with Windows Server 2012 before formtting the drives?

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Yes it was working but it had Windows Server 2008 installed.
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by:noxcho
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Change the Boot Order the way that your SATA controller or SATA drive is the first boot device. Then get to Boot Menu and select there DVD-ROM.
Also, this error could be given if the motherboard or the PCI controller of RAID are not Windows 2012 compatible.
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I wonder if you had 08x32 and now with 2012 it's x64 only and your main board/CPU combination doesn't support a x64 os...
What CPU is in there?
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by:Stelian Stan
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Check for the latest BIOS and update. Also check the BOOT sequence and set which SATA controller to be used first.
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by:ArneLovius
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@aarontomosky as its a Xeon 500 series, any processor that works in that board is 64bit.
I'm going to guess that its either the boot order, or there is a some hardware intalled that is not complaint with 64bit Windows.

I would be very tempted to boot a current Ubuntu LiveCD and take a close look at dmesg noting all addin cards and checking their compatability
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We finally got this system to boot up. I had to take the CMOS battery out and put it back in then I had to add 4GB of RAM which gave it 8GB and then it was able to see the drives but I was only able to load server 2008 or 2003 on the system not 2012.
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by:Aaron Tomosky
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08x32 or 08x64 or 08r2?
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08x32
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by:Aaron Tomosky
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Yep. I've seen that with other systems where you just can install a 64bit os even thought the CPU is x64. I suppose it could be an addon card but its always been the main board/chipset/bios in my experience.
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