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Having trouble installing WHS RRS feed

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  • I have an HP m9040n and am running Windows Vista Home premium. My computer has plenty of space and power, it is a Intel quad core 2.6 ghz. I have followed the instructions on the WHS site on how to install the trial version of WHS and burned the ISO onto a dvd. I have tried multiple times to restart the computer with the WHS DVD as a boot disk, but can never get the installer to run. The computer just runs the windows start up as normal. Each time I can see the computer read the DVD, but nothing happens.  I have accessed the boot menu during start up and selected the DVD drive, with no luck. I have also updated the BIOS, but with no change. The WHS installer just never runs. I have also burned several DVD's just in case. Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong?
    Monday, February 15, 2010 10:46 PM

Answers

  • How did you burn the DVD?  Did you create the DVD by using 'burn as image'  rather than just copying the ISO file to the DVD?  For example if you view the DVD in your Windows Machine do you see the following files:


     Volume in drive X is CC1HEVL3_EN
     Volume Serial Number is C62A-0F0F

     Directory of X:\

    29/10/2009  20:17    <DIR>          FILES
    29/10/2009  20:17    <DIR>          REDISTR
    29/10/2009  20:17    <DIR>          SVR_2003
    29/10/2009  20:17    <DIR>          WHS
    29/10/2009  20:17                73 autorun.inf
    29/10/2009  20:17    <DIR>          boot
    29/10/2009  20:17           438,840 bootmgr
    29/10/2009  20:17    <DIR>          sources
    29/10/2009  20:17                10 win51il.sp2
    29/10/2009  20:17    <DIR>          windows

    You might want to try imgBurn from http://www.imgburn.com/  and make sure you verify the disc and burn at 2x speed rather than as fast as your drive can handle.

    Cheers,
    Al


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    • Marked as answer by kctinl Wednesday, February 17, 2010 6:33 AM
    Tuesday, February 16, 2010 11:56 AM

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  • I have an HP m9040n and am running Windows Vista Home premium. My computer has plenty of space and power, it is a Intel quad core 2.6 ghz. I have followed the instructions on the WHS site on how to install the trial version of WHS and burned the ISO onto a dvd. I have tried multiple times to restart the computer with the WHS DVD as a boot disk, but can never get the installer to run. The computer just runs the windows start up as normal. Each time I can see the computer read the DVD, but nothing happens.  I have accessed the boot menu during start up and selected the DVD drive, with no luck. I have also updated the BIOS, but with no change. The WHS installer just never runs. I have also burned several DVD's just in case. Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong?
    You might try replacing the DVD drive.
    Tuesday, February 16, 2010 1:09 AM
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  • Thanks, but I haven't had any issues at all with my DVD drive. Any other thoughts?

    Tuesday, February 16, 2010 4:30 AM
  • One way to do it would be to put the installation on a usb stick. "Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool" should do the trick...
    However, I really can't see why you're not able to boot from the dvd if you are in fact able to select the drive in the boot menu. And, if the boot menu can use the dvd, I'm not sure if you'll be able to select the usb. However, give it a try and see if it works.
    Tuesday, February 16, 2010 11:49 AM
  • How did you burn the DVD?  Did you create the DVD by using 'burn as image'  rather than just copying the ISO file to the DVD?  For example if you view the DVD in your Windows Machine do you see the following files:


     Volume in drive X is CC1HEVL3_EN
     Volume Serial Number is C62A-0F0F

     Directory of X:\

    29/10/2009  20:17    <DIR>          FILES
    29/10/2009  20:17    <DIR>          REDISTR
    29/10/2009  20:17    <DIR>          SVR_2003
    29/10/2009  20:17    <DIR>          WHS
    29/10/2009  20:17                73 autorun.inf
    29/10/2009  20:17    <DIR>          boot
    29/10/2009  20:17           438,840 bootmgr
    29/10/2009  20:17    <DIR>          sources
    29/10/2009  20:17                10 win51il.sp2
    29/10/2009  20:17    <DIR>          windows

    You might want to try imgBurn from http://www.imgburn.com/  and make sure you verify the disc and burn at 2x speed rather than as fast as your drive can handle.

    Cheers,
    Al


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    • Marked as answer by kctinl Wednesday, February 17, 2010 6:33 AM
    Tuesday, February 16, 2010 11:56 AM
  • Thanks, but I haven't had any issues at all with my DVD drive. Any other thoughts?
    Just because it wasn't having problems before, doesn't mean it isn't failing now.
    Tuesday, February 16, 2010 9:27 PM
    Moderator
  • How did you burn the DVD?  Did you create the DVD by using 'burn as image'  rather than just copying the ISO file to the DVD?  For example if you view the DVD in your Windows Machine do you see the following files:


     Volume in drive X is CC1HEVL3_EN
     Volume Serial Number is C62A-0F0F

     Directory of X:\

    29/10/2009  20:17    <DIR>          FILES
    29/10/2009  20:17    <DIR>          REDISTR
    29/10/2009  20:17    <DIR>          SVR_2003
    29/10/2009  20:17    <DIR>          WHS
    29/10/2009  20:17                73 autorun.inf
    29/10/2009  20:17    <DIR>          boot
    29/10/2009  20:17           438,840 bootmgr
    29/10/2009  20:17    <DIR>          sources
    29/10/2009  20:17                10 win51il.sp2
    29/10/2009  20:17    <DIR>          windows

    You might want to try imgBurn from http://www.imgburn.com/  and make sure you verify the disc and burn at 2x speed rather than as fast as your drive can handle.

    Cheers,
    Al


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    Thank you Al. I did what you suggested and that totally worked. I had totally forgotten about burning it as a disc image.
    Wednesday, February 17, 2010 6:32 AM