Memory error on install of 2008

Discussion in 'Server Setup' started by Mike, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. Mike

    Mike Guest

    I have a server with 4GB of RAM currently running 2003 SBS and I want to wipe
    it and install 2008 R2, however when I boot to the 2008 install dvd I get an

    "No physical memory is available at the location required for the Windows
    Boot Manager. The system can not continue."

    I get the same result with 2008 standard both 32 and 64 bit and the R2

    Any help would be appreciated.


    Mike, Apr 21, 2010
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  2. Mike

    kj [SBS MVP] Guest

    That sounds strangely familiar.Do you possibly have a USB thumb or external
    Drive connected. If so, disconnect it and retry it. You know of course 08R2
    is 64 bit only.
    kj [SBS MVP], Apr 21, 2010
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  3. Mike

    Mike Guest

    Thanks for the response but no USB drives other than keyboard and mouse (I
    also tried with PS2 Keyboard and Mouse no-diff)

    Yes for the R2 is 64 bit I have tried both standard and enterprise.

    Just for kicks I have tried Windows 2000, WP, Vista, 2003 Server and 2003
    Server R2; all will begin their install process.

    Windows 2008 and Windows 7 give the memory error
    Mike, Apr 22, 2010
  4. Mike

    kj [SBS MVP] Guest

    I'd probably look closer at the hardware, run memory diags, pull the memory
    and see if any mismatched, lower grade, configure with a minimum amount and
    retry. Sounds like newer versions are detecting something the old versions
    didn't care so much about.
    kj [SBS MVP], Apr 22, 2010
  5. Right,...but were these older ones 64bit or 32bit? You did not indicate
    that,...that is an important thing.

    Maybe you are trying to install a 64bit OS on hardware that can only do

    Phillip Windell

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    Phillip Windell, Apr 22, 2010
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