Whenever I try to boot from a USB stick I get the Red Screen Of Death. I've tried to load VMWare, Windows and Linux from a bootable USB but nothing.

Picture of error

  • Did you just buy this off eBay? Clear the NVRAM first. – Michael Hampton Jul 13 '19 at 16:41

Reboot again. (cold Boot) Press F9 to enter the RBSU Check, if the „USB Boot Support“ is enabled. If not, enable it. Go to „System Options“ > „USB Options“ > „Removable Flash Media Boot Sequence“ and select the proper boot device there. Then select “Standard Boot Order” (IPL) and choose to start from “USB Drive Key (C:)” first.

In Reference to https://seiler.it/red-screen-death-illegal-opcode-error/


I had to replace the CMOS Battery of my HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 - I spent all day yesterday trying all kinds of stuff but then today I remembered someone mentioning the CMOS Battery.

Changed it, plugged the power in and suddenly Windows can install!

  • Hi, the question state a HP server, can you elebarate on why it could be the same problem than the OP you fixed, thanks! – yagmoth555 Aug 4 '19 at 11:55
  • @yagmoth555 thought everyone knew the MicroServer is a ProLiant... – Mikael Dúi Bolinder Aug 4 '19 at 22:08

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.