Installation of Windows Server 2003

Asus Essentio cm5570-ap006 desktop, 2.33...
May 23, 2010 at 20:16:32
Specs: Windows XP
I currently have a network of 10-11 users sharing one satellite link. I am looking to start managing the network more carefully using "Bandwidth Controller Enterprise" teamed with Server 2003 Enterprise on a Asus CM5570 PC. However, I can't seem to get Server 2003 to install. This is quite frustrating and embarrassing to say the least. I can get to the initial part of the install where files are copied to the hard drive. BUT when it reboots I get a message saying something to the tune of, the operating system is not available. It is normally such a strait forward process that I don't know what I could be doing wrong. Do I need to install a different bios version?

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May 24, 2010 at 06:44:42
sounds like you are not installing the proper 2003 disk controller driver.

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May 24, 2010 at 12:54:33
Any suggestions on how to fix it?

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May 24, 2010 at 13:24:36
It's the same as any computer you setup.

You identify the hardware components. Review the mainboard or system manual.

You secure the drivers, either by using the cd that came with the system or by downloading them from the mainboard manufacturers web site.

You either slipstream the drivers into a 2003 cd or you hit f6 during install and add them via floppy disk.

Though since you were in the reboot phase the driver would have been loaded or you wouldn't have seen the disk.

Might want to test the disk using its manufacturers diagnotics [also get off the web] to make sure track0 is good and the drive is OK.

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May 24, 2010 at 14:28:50
"the operating system is not available"

This could be a result of the system booting off of the wrong partition. When you setup the partitions did you set the one you installed Windows on to be bootable?

Or is it that the Windows Installation Never completed? If that is the case then it would be as said above, a drivers issue.

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May 24, 2010 at 16:42:14
To answer ace omega's question, it only makes it past the very first stage of the install.

While this computer comes with Vista 64bit I did install XP Pro just to see if it would work. I had no issues with XP installing.

I have looked at the bios version on the system and it is the latest available from Asus. Should I try and role back to a previous version? I was a bit skeptical of this on my own because I figured (with nothing to substantiate this) that if XP works then why would server 2003?

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May 24, 2010 at 20:52:49
Ok let me ask you something is this a sata drive your trying to install 2 if yes then hope this help.

in the bios system somewhere will be a setting which SATA Native Support-->changed enabled to DISABLED
or another mode


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July 26, 2010 at 16:44:59
I got this from other web forum it helped me hope it helps u also
1-shutdown your computer
2-start it now during starting press f2 or f10 or delete key continuoslly
3-blue screen will appeare
4-go to system configuration tab
5-make sata native support item disabled
6-press exit and save this changing

and i wish goooooooooooooood luck for you

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