BSOD on HP Proliant ML 110 G6 when running Windows 7


 I have HP Proliant ML 110 G6 and tried to install Windows 7 64bit OS.
 I connected my 160GB SATA HD to the SATA1 port on MB and started the installation. It let me see 160GB partition and let me install OS.  At the end of installation, it restarted once successfully and I think when it rebooted 2nd time or so, I see BSOD.

  Can you help?

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
This is a Server and there are some real limitations running Windows 7 on this machine.

Perhaps install a Server license and make it work properly. Then install VMware Workstation and run Windows 7 as a Virtual Machine.

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As John has quite rightly pointed out, this is a server machine, so you might find yourself having problems anyway.
Having said that though, when the BSOD occurs there may be information on the screen which will help you to highlight what the actual problem is, and I suggest you check that out as your first port of call.
post the dmp file here; you find it in windows \minidumps
Mike TLeading EngineerCommented:

I can't help but ask. Why are trying to put W7 on server hardware? Other than that, we need details. What's the exact error code, attach the log, RAM config, disk config, etc.

sgleeAuthor Commented:
 I gave up on HP ML110 G6 and went ahead & used DELL T105 server (to install Windows 6 64bit OS).

 This HP ML110 was an old machine that has retired from production environment and I was hoping to set up as backup storage device for my VMWare server. My backup software requires Windows 7 64-bit OS and I needed a lot of space to backup all the virtual machines. So I purchased a 4TB HD. I tried to install it on ML110 as OS partition, but would only recognize 2TB as a boot partition. Even with that, I ended up seeing BSOD after initial installation of WIndows 7. Then I tried 160GB HD, but the result was the same. That is when I posted my question.

Again, I ended up using DELL T105 server. I was able to install Windows 64-bit OS on a 160GB HD and add 4TB as E Drive   as backup destination.
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