May 16th, 2004, 01:07 AM
Can Not Install Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition,
Hi to all!
I tried to upgrade from Windows XP Pro to Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition,
A message box appears with the following message:
16 bit MS-DOS Subsystem,
The NTVDM CPU has encountered an illegal instruction.
CS:06b8 IP:e7e7 OP:63 b7 14 00 00 Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.
Then I start the computer using Boot disc and try to install from there, when I execute the Winnt file the message appears saying that the 'program is too big to fit in memory'.
I don't know what causes this problem, could someone help me on this.
AMD Athlon(tm)XP 1700+1.46 GHz
384 MB of RAM
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 2002 Service Pack 1
May 16th, 2004, 02:33 AM
you are gonna have to format the hard disk and install from scratch I dont think you can upgrade xp to a server os. now if you were upgrading from win2k to win2k3 then that would work.
May 19th, 2004, 00:43 AM
May 19th, 2004, 00:50 AM
no prob hope it works out for ya. c'mon back and tell us how it went.
May 22nd, 2004, 23:16 PM
I do think you have choose a wrong edition of win 2003 server !!
The 64bit edition can not run in i386 . CPU can not recognize the 64bit instruction so that you get the error prompt .
May 23rd, 2004, 10:10 AM
all bets are off...
Hmmm..what makes you think he is installing a 64-bit version??
Originally Posted by NetDNA
May 26th, 2004, 00:38 AM
Both DOS(16bit) and XP (32Bit) regards the instruction resides in "CS:06b8 IP:e7e7 OP:63 b7 14 00 00" as an illegal instruction.
May be the winnt32.exe damaged or not a valid WIN32 PE file .
hhhh , It's WIN64 PE ??
I have got the problem even ever , choose the bad 64bit version .
May 26th, 2004, 03:17 AM
I would take Phishhead's advice and try to install Windows server 2003 without upgrading from windows XP (you could even do a dual boot system). That should fix it. If not:
The focal point of VM capability in Windows NT is NTVDM.EXE from the SYSTEM32 directory. Each running instance of NTVDM.EXE constitutes a separate VM. NTVDM.EXE is a Win32® program. However, it uses its separate address space to create a VM that runs alongside regular Win32 processes. In other words, programs for MS-DOS and 16-bit Windows are like children belonging to the adult NTVDM process. NTVDM is just another adult Win32 process, with essentially the same rights and privileges as any other Win32-based program. This architecture even has its own name, Windows On Windows (WOW).
You either have the incorrect version of windows server 2003, or a corrupt disk. Make sure you are using the correct version for your processor or that your current installation disk is not corrupted.
May 29th, 2004, 11:33 AM
Hijacks thread momentarily.
I have a celeron 400 mhz and a PIII 733mhz. Like to install 2003 on the 400mhz celeron with 164 MB of ram. Install 2003 Enterprize Edition. Am I dreaming?
May 29th, 2004, 11:41 AM
Originally Posted by chicagoSun
May 29th, 2004, 12:01 PM
No got the specs thanks. Wondering is it worth putting the celeron back together as i really only need it to become familiar with 2003? As in as a server will it be so incredibly slow that it may make me go postal.
hmmn I think I better just go web edtion and focus on what I'm being trained for.