first post for me. the problem is a new dell poweredge 1430 serverit will not load server 2003, if you use the server assitant it will go as far as copying the media from the windows disk then fail saying "an unknown error has occurred. the instalation cannot proceed" if you boot from the windows cd it will go as far as formating the hdd then stop saying that the disk has a fault or not installed. my gut feeling is that the hdd is faulty but dells diagnostic utility shows no problems with the hdd or any other component!!!!!!! dell have benn little to know help and do not want to do a site visit until they know what the problem is, but after 5-6 hours on the phone none of there "server experts" have clue what is causing the problem. any ideas out there or the bloody thing goes out the window!!!!
xeon quad core 1.6ghz
160 gig sata hdd no RAID
low spec i know but it is just to run sophos.