Adaptec 4805SAS RAID6, 1TB
C...Win2K SP4 boot
Logical...with D, E, F, G, H, I, J, T, U
Problem: Lost power to system and will not reboot into Win2K. Adaptec BIOS installs, sees controller and
drives with no Smart errors. Then a blank screen with a blinking cursor, top left corner appears and remains,
never going further.
Booted with original Win2K CD, installed Adaptec driver (F6), select repair installation without ERD, cannot
locate Win2K installation.
Can get to RC and see files. Ran chkdsk /f, did not report errors. Now running Clonezilla to copy data off the
entire array (all partitions) onto USB drive.
I have Partition Magic Rescue Disk (boot floppy), Parted Magic, Barts PE and Hiren's (all boot CD's), with
several MBR tools on it, but am unsure as to which tool to use. Have read to perhaps start with Win2K's
fixboot and fixmbr.
Also, I wouldn't mind trying to upgrade with a WinXP SP2 slipstreamed CD - if that's a viable option. The
Adaptec driver works on XP as well.
So, right now Clonezilla is still running for 9 more hours.
Any help desparately appreciated!