Having problems with your Dell PowerEdge 2600 Server ?

I'm trying to install Microsoft Server2003 on a Dell PowerEdge 2600 Server. I belive that the CD ROM is faulty since it doesn't boot off it even though I have the right settings in BIOS. I try to connect a external CD ROM since the data cable to the internal CD ROM is a unusual size/plug. However the computer freezes upon start up (at the first screen) or in BIOS if I connect it there. Please advise, Thank you


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Another common way around installation is to copy the whole contents of the CD / DVD to a hard drive.
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\015\012There are a few methods.
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\015\012My proffered is to make a bootable flash drive on another machine with known working capabilities that will bot into either an XP-pre installation scenario or a Dos based one.
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\015\012From there it is often possible to start the installation or even copy the required files to a drive on a machine.
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\015\012Advantage of copying the files is that the CD / DVD would never be needed to add additional component as they are stored on the machine itself.
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\015\012That also speeds up installation dramatically.
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\015\012 Bios consideration mus be taken into account when booting from flash drives.
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\015\012Proper external Hard drives are another viable option
You need the dell poweredge install and diag disk, it gives you options to install operating systems including server 2003, try here,,,,,

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