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Home Server 2003 - boot disk failure


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#1 tandlj

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 09:01 PM

I hope this is the right forum ...

I have a Windows Home Server 2003 with three hard drives: one for the OS and two 500GB for data storage.

Suddenly, the server can't be connected to by any of the network PCs. On giving it a monitor, I can see the error message : BOOT DISK FAILURE. INSERT SYSTEM DISK. Booting into the BIOS, I noticed that only one of the 500GB is recognised (eg listed as a boot option).

What to do?


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Posted 26 May 2009 - 09:44 AM

Check to make sure your boot disk is set as the master. If these are SATA drives you may need to install the SATA drivers.
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Posted 27 May 2009 - 12:51 AM

Hi, the drive that is used as the Primary is it an ide or sata? I would gues it may of failed
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Posted 27 May 2009 - 01:29 AM

Thank you, guys. It wasn't the 'primary' (the 70GB Maxtor with the WHS OS), it was, oddly, one of the 500GB storage disks. Both of which are Seagate Barracudas and both have now failed (much has been written about those already, I believe). Fortunately, the people who sold them to me are taking now both back and replacing them with a later, improved version.

Just as well I had the data backed-up to an external drive...

Thanks, Joseph




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