I had a request to setup Windows 2003 non R2 on an HP DL 360 G6. I used the SmartStart CD version 8.7 for 32 bit operating systems.
The process ran through the basic setup, copied the files and on the first reboot, I found the following message:
File \$WIN_NT$.~BT\halaacpi.dll could not be loaded.
The error code is 14
An odd message since it basically means it’s out of memory and didn’t have enough storage to complete the operation.
A check on the Net; suggested using SmartStart 8.6. But, I was rather surprised to find somebody at HP messed up as I received “file not found” messages on all the smartstart download links. A few of the driver downloads would not work as well. I verified this by accessing their ftp site and found files were missing.
I decided to try the R2 version of 2003. I only used the first CD since it’s basically the original release and the second CD makes it R2.
This time the OS installed without issue.