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Scrambled picture during install RRS feed

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    Ok, here is what I have.

     

    P5E-VM DO motherboard, 2gig RAM, 2- 500gig HDD, generic DVD player

     

    This is what I did.

     

    I copied the complete CD of the motherboard setup to a flash stick.

    I put the flash stick into the USB port of the WHS PC.

    I put the WHS install DVD into the DVD player.

     

    This is what happened.

     

    WHS installed and rebooted.

    I got to the 'name the server' dialog page.

    It ran check disk.

    It 'seems' to have finished installing.

     

    This is what I get.

     

    PC boots up fine.

    MOBO flash screen pops up.

    POST runs fine.

    2003 Windows Server splash screen shows normally.

    But then I get a 'scrambled' picture. The type you would get from a TV when you try to watch a pay-per-view but has scrambled picture. Its so bad, I cannot even see what is happening.

     

    I never got to the 'password' dialog screen.

     

    Any suggestions?

    Saturday, March 8, 2008 5:13 PM

Answers

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    Problem solved!

     

    I thought as a last step option, I would replace the old CRT monitor I was using with a flat screen from one of my other PCs.

     

    It seems that my CRT monitor does not work well with the mobo or WHS.

     

    Oh well, its off to grab a network driver.

    Sunday, March 9, 2008 3:37 PM

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  • It sounds as though the second installation of drivers hasn't happened. I don't know if you know, but any required drivers have to be installed twice: Once for the server 2003 installation, and then again via F6, when the WHS portion is being installed. Also, it, (the installation,) will re-boot and then continue to install, the DVD need to be left in the drive right until the end when you get the WHS screen up.

     

    Colin

     

    Saturday, March 8, 2008 5:49 PM
  • I can see through the 'blur' the WHS 'crtl-alt-del' login......some times.

     

    Do I have to put the WHS DVD back in and reboot the PC?

     

    How long does it have to run before I know that I really have an issue?

    Saturday, March 8, 2008 6:36 PM
  • Ok, here is the latest.

     

    I did another 'reinstall' of the software.

     

    I found out that when the picture scrambles, I can turn off/on the moniter, I can get a some what readable screen.

     

    The software actually loads up. I have gotten all the way to the screen where it states that I have to load up the connector software on other PCs to run the server.

     

    I placed the ASUS support CD in but I get a 'does not support this OS' error.

     

    Now I think the problem is some kind of graphics issue. (dontcha think? LOL)

     

    My main goal is to get the network card up and running but with the screen crapped out, its hard to get anything done.

     

    Question is how do I correct this?

    Sunday, March 9, 2008 2:53 PM
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    Problem solved!

     

    I thought as a last step option, I would replace the old CRT monitor I was using with a flat screen from one of my other PCs.

     

    It seems that my CRT monitor does not work well with the mobo or WHS.

     

    Oh well, its off to grab a network driver.

    Sunday, March 9, 2008 3:37 PM
  • Glad you got it sorted!

    When you install the Client software, it's best to use the version that is available in Shared Folders-Software-Home Server. This will be the latest version, particularly if you allow the WHS to update itself.

     

    Colin 

     

    Sunday, March 9, 2008 6:24 PM