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In-Place Upgrade from Windows 2003 Domain Controller to Windows 2008

By alsolaih ·
Hi,

I've done the In-Place Upgrade from Windows Server 2003 Domain Controller to Windows Server 2008, after finishing a start-up error coming that there's a hardware or software problem and couldn't start windows.

any help please.

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So where does it hang when you

by OH Smeg In reply to In-Place Upgrade from Win ...

Try to start in Safe Mode?

Post back with the last Driver shown as attempting to load when you try to boot in Safe Mode and we should be able to help you.

Col

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by alsolaih In reply to So where does it hang whe ...

Ok, I'll try.

Thanks for reply.

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by alsolaih In reply to So where does it hang whe ...

The last Driver loaded: \windows\system32\drivers\crcdisk.sys

:)

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Do you have a RAID Array here as that is the HDD Driver

by OH Smeg In reply to In-Place Upgrade from Win ...

Quite common that the 2008 RAID Driver is different to the 2003 and you need to install the correct Driver for the system to load.

Try following these directions

Launch the installation of Windows Server 2008 again

When presented with the option to select the installation partition, click on the Load Drivers link located at the bottom left-hand corner

Select the floppy disk (or wherever you put the drivers)

Select the driver that corresponds to your hardware

Finish the installation


Lets know how you get on.

Col

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by alsolaih In reply to Do you have a RAID Array ...

After upgrade, I've boot from the Windows 2008 DVD and choose repair, then load drivers.

but the same thing, now working. still restarting, and I don't want to start a fresh installation because this is a Domain Controller.

I've download the RAID driver from this link:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=1157689&prodTypeId=329290&prodSeriesId=1157687&swLang=8&taskId=135&swEnvOID=4022

Thanks

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by alsolaih In reply to Do you have a RAID Array ...

I've solved the problem.

from Windows 2003 Server I update the driver for the RAID Controller to newest version that support 2008, then I did the upgrade, and now everything is fine.

Thanks my friend for you kind help. :)

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