Yes it does, in fact i had to order a cd from HP to restore the operating system on it. and it booted up fine and restored the windows vista system that was on it.
I am thinking that there is something strange going on with the cd drive. though i am unsure what it may be. I have been downloading and creating the disk images for ubuntu on a windows 7 machine. I thought that there may be something different between the system I was using to download the image with and the system I was trying to install the image on? So I downloaded and burned the image all on the vista machine that I am trying to make the server out of, and it would still not boot.
It seems a little strange to me that I can not get the dvd rom that is in this machine to let me look at the files on the cd that I downloaded and burned on it. but when I put the CD in my win 7 machine it does let me see the files?
Not sure what is going on with that.