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Hi,

I have a Fujitsu Siemens primenergy Econel 200 server and i want to install windows server 2008 on it.
My windows server CD seems to work on every PC but not on this server so i tried to make it bootable on USB stick.
I have used Ultra ISO to make it bootable and test it on my PC - worked
Set BIOS server to boot from USB and it shows boot manager error (photo attached).
I have tried another way to make the stick bootable:

C:\> diskpart

DISKPART> list disk

     Select the USB device from the list and substitute the disk number below
     when necessary

DISKPART> select disk 1
DISKPART> clean
DISKPART> create partition primary
DISKPART> select partition 1
DISKPART> active
DISKPART> format fs=ntfs
DISKPART> assign
DISKPART> exit

Tried to make the USB bootable from the windows server image (boot directory) with this command: D:\boot> bootsect.exe /nt60 U:   (D-mounted image and U-USB drive)
This command gave me the error:this version of bootsect.exe is not compatible with the verion of Windows you're running.  
My PC runs Win 7 32 bit and i guess that was the cause; so i took the bootsect.exe from a mounted image of a 32 bit Win 7 and it worked.
After that, i copied the content of the Windows Server image on the USB drive.
Nevertheless, when i tried again to boot from the USB, to install the windows server on Fujitsu, the same error appeared again.
I have attached an image with the error..

What can i do to manage a succesful boot and install?

Thanks
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by:Backlashwave
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Here is an interesting (and brief) article about this.  

"you actually can run the bootsect.exe from an x86’s Windows image on a running x64 system, that’s because the 64-bit command processor can run both 32- and 64-bit codes."

http://blog.komeil.com/2009/01/make-bootable-usb-flash-drive-windows-7.html
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by:braincap
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yes, done that but still the problem persists
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by:Backlashwave
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hmmm.  so you are creating a 32 bit bootsect
did you try the /force switch?
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by:braincap
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yes, i tried
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I managed to make a windows 7 bootable stick, which was recognized by the computer and installed it.
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by:braincap
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was the best solution i found
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