Boot from mirrored IDE Drive
Posted on 2003-03-31
I recently had mirrored SCSI 8 GB disks in my win2k server. I supected one/both of them to be failing and broke the mirror and removed 1 - Then I added a 80GB IDE as and new drive and mirrored the c partition from the SCSI drive. Since I wanted a larger D partition - I created a new/larger partition on the IDE drive and copied the data over from the SCSI drive. I then removed the original SCSI drive and attempted to boot the server from the IDE drive. I received a 'press any key to reboot sytem'. Hum, I finally got the system to boot using a Boot floppy and the server is running.. Not a long term solution.. I'm going to add a 2nd 80GB drive and mirror it with the currently installed 80 GB IDE drive.
I thought I might run the 'fixboot /mbr' command from the Recovery Console-Is this a good idea?
****How/Can I make the hard drive boot?
Thanks in Advance for any help..