I'm having trouble installing Windows Server 2003 32-bit Enterprise Edition.
I have a computer with an ASUS A8N-SLI Premium motherboard (AMD 64 chip) and on one drive I'm running Windows XP Professional 32-bit. My video card is an ATI Radeon X1600.
I put the Windows Server install CD in, reboot, and go through the initial text-mode setup process. Setup says it needs to restart, and when it does, I get a black screen. No splash logo. Thenceforth, attempting to boot that OS results in a black screen.
So far, I've ascertained the following:
In SAFE MODE ONLY, I can boot from the primary partition on which Setup wrote the initial Windows files - specifically, I boot the XP partition and it gives me options to start an OS in safe mode - and it loads some drivers, then goes to a GUI screen saying only that the install cannot complete in Safe Mode and the only option is to restart.
The partition containing Windows Server OS is in the front of the disk.
I have already tried doing a repair install of the OS from the CD.
I have already tried running chkdsk on the disk containing the partition, reporting no bad sectors.
I have already tried updating the motherboard chipset (NVidia nforce 2) to the latest drivers. However, there are no matching drivers on NVidia's site for 32-bit Windows Server 2003.
I have already tried updating the BIOS to the most recent version.
I should also mention that my monitor is apparently receiving video while I have the black screen - rather than it reporting "no signal."
Can anyone with insight or wisdom help me out?