Install.VGZ fails in ESXi 4.1 install on a Dell Poweredge R710

I have a cluster of ESXi 4.1 six-host running on Dell Poweredge R710.  They start from a USB key connected to an internal USB port.  I did at least 12-20 installs on the same hardware without problem.

When I try to re - install on the single ISO ESXi 4.1 host via the iDRAC, the installation fails when loading install.vgz with the error message: "Booting: MBI = 0x000100c0, enter = 0x0040024a.

I studied the two codes and the only suggestion that I get, it's that my hardware is not supported (specifically that my 32-bit processor is not supported).  I do not have a 32-bit processor, so I know that I can surrender.  I downloaded the CPU VMware ISO (file:///C:/Users/pguarco/Downloads/VMware-CPU-Compatibility-e.x.p-160658.zip) compatibility, and my CPU meets all requirements.  Previous installation of ESXi host crashed for unknown reasons, where the re - install.  It is possible, that there is a hardware problem.  Any ideas on how to limit this problem?

you are doing the right thing. only thing I could thing is bad ISO, (Please make sure that the checksum is correct). and the worst case material PE firmware update.

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