Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation on HP ML 110 G6 – SBSBIOSLock

NT Konferenca 2010 is almost here…

While preparing my demos for my sessions I needed to install Windows server 2008 R2 Foundation on an HP ML 110 G6 which was given to me for demos…
After unpacking and starting the server I inserted DVD with installation inside… I get this nice screen telling me Validantih HP Platform Please Wait … 🙂

After a minute I got this error – a popup windows came up with folowing message:


could not find the media

If you want to continue your installation you need to get to HP BIOS and change the value on SATA emulation from RAID to AHCI. It worked for me… Well leave me alone I need to finish my installation. 🙂

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10 Responses to “Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation on HP ML 110 G6 – SBSBIOSLock”

  1. John Dinopoulos says:

    Attach an external USB DVD-ROM and install through that.

    I have done it and it works successfully !

  2. Joaquin Saez says:

    It works perfect with the usb dvd-rom.
    Thanks John

  3. scrawl71 says:

    Work perfectly!!!! 🙂

    Thanks you!!!

  4. Trevor says:

    Like a boss. Thanks for the help. Worked with ML110G7

  5. maan says:

    Some people are geniuses. Very very thanks.

  6. Gabri says:

    Excellent, I have a HP ML110 G7. Thanks you!!!

  7. Platini says:

    Make installation via SmartStart CD, which will have no problems with RAID.

  8. Andre Luis says:

    But, you loose your data when change on BIOS?

  9. Matt Clark says:

    I added a 2nd DVD Drive – an external USB unit. With the SBS DVD in one drive and the HP DVD in the other drive, the installation carried on and worked!?!

    Really annoying – no instructions to do this, but it worked (I was installing SBS 2011).

    Matt Clark

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