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  • Question

  • I finally (after multiple hangs get to the end of the installation process and WS2k3 boots but throws error message 0x80070003 and WHS setup fails ( can't configure storage: the system cannot find the path specified). I can activate WS2K3

     

    System is a Shuttle ST61 with P4 3.4GHz; 1 GB; Mator 200GB IDE HDD. Broadcom Nic (had to in stall the drivers manually).

     

    System previously inatalled XP Pro SP2, Linux, W2k3 OK.

     

    Disk management shows unallocated file space on HDD.

    Tuesday, June 26, 2007 2:19 AM

Answers

  • Dumb user error.   After installing OS's for many years, I am used to removing the DVD/CD when the OS is installed.   WHS has much more to do after Win2003 is running.    I rebooted with the DVD in and in gracefully picked up and finished properly (except for network drivers).

    Wednesday, October 24, 2007 1:55 AM

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  • I just had the same failure.   I'm doing a server re-installation from RC1.    My hardware is

    Intel DG965SS Micro ATX (G965 Express Chipset)   ICH8 Southbridge
            82562G 10/100/1000 Ethernet, Integrated Intel GMA X3000 graphics

    Processor Intel Celeron 420 1.60GHz 512KB L2 Cache LGA 775  FSB 800MHz

    Mem 2x  Corsair 512MB Dual channel 533MHz PC2-4200 DDR2 SDRAM VS1GBKIT533D2   
    SATA  Seagate 5000GB 7200 RPM ST3500630AS SATA II 3.0Mbps NCQ -  S/N:9QG1M4A8
    IDE Pri. NEC ND-3550A DVD/RW  f/w 1.07

     

     

    Tuesday, October 23, 2007 11:05 PM
  • Try install with network card removed / disabled or remove network cable. If this works you can again add / enable network card or plugin cable and then install latest drivers.

    Tuesday, October 23, 2007 11:27 PM
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  • Dumb user error.   After installing OS's for many years, I am used to removing the DVD/CD when the OS is installed.   WHS has much more to do after Win2003 is running.    I rebooted with the DVD in and in gracefully picked up and finished properly (except for network drivers).

    Wednesday, October 24, 2007 1:55 AM
  • Hi, I have no idea whether this still is an active conversation or that someone still monitors the thread, but... I have exactly the same problem. I disabled the network card, rebooted but the problem didn't go away, alas. Any other ideas?
    Tuesday, April 14, 2009 4:02 PM
  • John, please post a separate question in the Hardware and Installation forum with details of your specific configuration and issue.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Tuesday, April 14, 2009 4:17 PM
    Moderator