We have a Dell Optiplex 330 fresh out the box, run through the initial setup, preloaded with XP. I have 2 seperate but equal evaluation edition Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition complete with packaging and product keys. 1 downloaded nero burned ISO of Server 2003, a suggestion I found on Google.
Begin setup and installation runs smooth, until it requires reboot. I get an option to start XP or Server 2003. If I choose XP, computer starts fine but does not continue installation. If I choose Server 2003 I get a brief file transer screen followed by Blue Screen of Doom, A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
So I try to boot from CD, same results. This project was dropped into my lap with the announcement the current server is dieing a quick death and randomly restarting and of course they want the new one yesterday.
I would appreciate any insight or solution, or funny anecdotes available.