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    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,
    E:\i386\winnt32.exe
    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.

    Computer details:
    AMD Athlon(tm)XP 1700+1.46 GHz
    384 MB of RAM
    Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    Version 2002 Service Pack 1

    Regards
    hk1

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    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.



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    many thanks.
    regards
    hk1

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    no prob hope it works out for ya. c'mon back and tell us how it went.



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    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 .

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    Quote Originally Posted by NetDNA
    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 .
    Hmmm..what makes you think he is installing a 64-bit version??

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    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 .

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    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:


    NTVDM:

    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.

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    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chicagoSun
    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?
    System requirements

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    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.

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