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Stuck Install -- Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview on HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer

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Joe_Miner

In the Thread on installing Server 2012 R2 Essentials Preview on a MicroServer I had noted that I hit a Stuck Install at "Getting Device Ready 84%"

 

Before vacation I had tried installing Server 2012 R2 Preview on the same MicroServer and hit a Stuck Install at "Getting Device Ready 4%

 

Now, back from vacation I decided to try again..............

 

I took my HP N40L MicroServer with 16GB G.Skill RAM and a Crucial 128GB SSD plugged into Slot 1 (Port 0)  -- I flash the BIOS to the Factory Stock BIOS and I removed the Intel NIC I had in it before so except for the RAM and SSD instead of the Stock HDD it was essentially the same as QuickSpecs with a N40L

 

I started my install at 6PM and now at 8:37PM it still shows "Getting Device Ready 4%"

 

So, currently, I cannot install S2012R2 or S2012R2Essentials Previews onto the HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer.

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Pancakes

What happens if you just power it down and back up?

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jmwills

Disable the on board NIC and use a third party NIC when the install completes.  Something about Broadcom NICS, this install does not like right now.  This method seems to have worked for Zadler.

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