Today I had to install Windows Server 2003 on a HP Proliant DL380 server.
The customer bought the R2 version, so I tried installing it... but, as soon
as the various drivers loaded and the Windows setup started, it crashed with
a 8E stop message.
I tried installing from a standard Windows Server 2003 SP1 CD-ROM, and
everything went fine.
In order to test this behaviour, I retried some times both installations...
the R2 version hangs everytime (but it installs OK on every other computer,
so the installation media is good), while the SP1 version always installs
What's happening here?!?