Solved

Windows Server 2012 R2 Infinite Reboot on Install

Posted on 2013-12-23
6
3,432 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-28
When installing Windows Server 2012 R2 from a boot disk (created from an ISO) both a USB and a DVD version the install goes into an infinite reboot. This occurs right after "loading files" or the part immediately after "press any key to install from..." with the white bar at the bottom that has 2 phases the second much slower than the first.

The new blue logo appears and then an immediate reboot occurs. My licensing does not allow an upgrade and I cannot do a bare metal either. It may be hardware but the specs are well within the minimums.  It should at least install.

I am trying a GUI install.

Any ideas?
0
Comment
Question by:mohrk
  • 4
6 Comments
 
LVL 8

Assisted Solution

by:Ratnesh Mishra
Ratnesh Mishra earned 250 total points
ID: 39737819
Most probable controller issue or installer is corrupt. Did you verify it by trying to install on any other hardware just for testing.
0
 

Author Comment

by:mohrk
ID: 39737978
I am limited on hardware but I can try and go down that road as a secondary step. Are you saying redownload the ISO from Microsoft? Burn to USB or DVD and retry? I have a good DVD burner app but USB apps seem more limited any recommendations here?

Thanks
0
 

Author Comment

by:mohrk
ID: 39737988
By the way a bare metal install of 2008 r2 is no problem from a DVD made as little as 6 months ago. Leaving it here is again a licensing issue so I must move up.

I did try an upgrade again licensing. No go. Must be bare metal or not sure what it is called when it makes it a windows.old

Doing the upgrade I get much further in the process. Until I am told no.
0
Efficient way to get backups off site to Azure

This user guide provides instructions on how to deploy and configure both a StoneFly Scale Out NAS Enterprise Cloud Drive virtual machine and Veeam Cloud Connect in the Microsoft Azure Cloud.

 

Author Comment

by:mohrk
ID: 39738577
I used the DVD on different hardware and the install started fine. I know there are different stages in an install and this particular point may point to where the issues lie in the hardware. I have tried a BIOS upgrade and I have some firmware upgrades I can do but some more specific information would be helpful if we can find it.

Thanks
0
 
LVL 25

Accepted Solution

by:
Tony Giangreco earned 250 total points
ID: 39739118
It sounds like either your hardware is not compatible with the new O/S or you need updated drivers to complete the install process.

I'd check the manufacturer's site for updated drivers for that system board and raid controller.
0
 

Author Comment

by:mohrk
ID: 39743943
Hardware incompatibly it is. Thanks for the assistance.
0

Featured Post

Simplifying Server Workload Migrations

This use case outlines the migration challenges that organizations face and how the Acronis AnyData Engine supports physical-to-physical (P2P), physical-to-virtual (P2V), virtual to physical (V2P), and cross-virtual (V2V) migration scenarios to address these challenges.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If you need to start windows update installation remotely or as a scheduled task you will find this very helpful.
While rebooting windows server 2003 server , it's showing "active directory rebuilding indices please wait" at startup. It took a little while for this process to complete and once we logged on not all the services were started so another reboot is …
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing of Data Protection Manager on a server running Windows Server 2012 R2, including the prerequisites. Microsoft .Net 3.5 is required. To install this feature, go to Server Manager…
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …

776 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question