I've got server 08 running on a dell poweredge. That dell crapped out. It was running a sharepoint server, and I was hoping to pull the HD from the server and drop it into a spare we have - a HP Proliant D140 G2. The drive boots, and a few seconds into the boot it blue screens and reboots. I cannot get it to stay on the blue screen - and I can't turn off the auto reboot after crash at this point. I'm guessing its due to the hardware change/no drivers for HP machine/etc. I tried booting off the 08 Server DVD, repair OS doesn't do anything. I even tried a vista and tried startup repair, no dice. I can get into CMD prompt from either DVD, but don't know what to do to get the applicable drivers on to the machine for use by OS startup.
Any ideas on how I can get this drive to boot on the new hardware?
On a separate note, I do have a backup of the drive made by the windows server backup utility. I tried to restore from the backup under the server 08 DVD and I got the following error:
I also just tried to restore from a windows backup and I got the following error: The Windows Complete PC Restore operation failed.
Error details: The parameter is incorrect.(0x80070057)
Any ideas on getting the drive bootable in the new hardware, on either front?