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Old 10-07-2006, 04:52 AM   #1
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isolinux: boot failed


Hello,
I'm a new member in this forum and I hope that you can help me to solve my problem and I hope that you understand me because my english isn't very well.
In my job, we have loss the admin password for a Compaq Proliant ML350 server. The OS is Windows 2000 server: that means that I must recover the both admin password local and domaine controller. So I make a search and I found many tools that allow me to recover the password such NT Offline Password, au. This tools are made like a CD image that I must download and burn them. To make this bootable CD isolinux is used. When I try to run any one from this tools I have this error:
isolinux: disk error 6A, AX=4200, drive 9F boot failed press any key to retray
Firstly, I thought that it is a problem of burning but When I try them in another PC all thing is OK.
I don't knew if it is a hardware problem what I must do? Or can I substitute the isolunix with any boot loader compatible with my hard. I see in this forum that it can be a problem of bios and I must update them but I think it is very danger and I can damage the mother card. Please help me, I d'not want to waste time any more in this problem
Thanks and best regards
 
Old 10-08-2006, 02:16 PM   #2
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There are different cases possible. Do you have any other machine with the same drive as the server? Alternatively, is it possible to use a different cdrom drive in the server (drive you know that works with that cd). Have you ever had similar problems with that server?
 
Old 10-09-2006, 05:20 AM   #3
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isolinux: boot failed

thank you very much for the help. In realty, I come to have this post office since a little of time and it is my first task in this job. So, I don't knew a lot of things about the server and I don't have any machine with the same configuration of the server. But I think that there are no problem with the drive of cdrom because I tested it with a cd of installation of XP and it works normaly.Also I can't use onother drive in this server. I hope that I have answer our questions.
 
Old 10-09-2006, 05:54 AM   #4
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Here is what you need to do. Go in the bios setup program of the server, and take the hard drive out of the boot sequence completely. Try to boot with the CD when it is the only boot device specified in the system bios. If that doesn't work, turn the machine off, disconnect the hard drive IDE connector, but be able to put it back really fast. Just pull half of it out of the drive, on a diagonal. Then, boot from the cd, and after initrd starts loading, which you can tell from scrolling lines of cryptic messages on the monitor, push the HDD connector back in the drive. You have to be fast. As soon as you see those scrolling lines of text you have to have that IDE connector reconnected. This is hot plugging, and it can get you out of some tough situations.
 
Old 10-09-2006, 06:36 AM   #5
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Thank you, I will try this and I will tell you about the result
 
Old 10-09-2006, 07:05 AM   #6
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it is always the same problem. I do exactly like our description but when it load isolinux there are the same error: isolinux:disk error 6A, AX=4200, drive 9F boot failed press any key to retray. could'nt be a problem of bios?

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Old 10-09-2006, 05:30 PM   #7
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This could be a media problem. Try burning the CD , and slow down the burn speed to 8x, or try different CD media.
 
Old 10-10-2006, 02:45 AM   #8
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I have always the same error, did you have any other idea?

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Old 10-11-2006, 06:21 AM   #9
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Ok, I thing there are no solution for this server and we will loss all the data. Think you for all the help
 
Old 10-11-2006, 04:57 PM   #10
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I suggested trying different media, and slowing down the burn speed, also. Did you try that?
 
Old 10-12-2006, 02:41 AM   #11
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Yes, I tried that but it still the same error, I can't knew if it is a Bios problem? But also if it is I don't want to flash the bios because it is very danger.
 
  


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