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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

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

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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!

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  • 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

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