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Can not boot from mirror scsi drive

I have 2 scsi harddrive on dell poweredge 1500sc. I installed windows 2000 advanced server and mirror the harddrive by using windows 2000 internal disk mirror utitlity. The operating system was installed on drive letter I:. The primiry disk is crashed. I try to use floppy to boot from mirror disk but it was unsccussful. The system was halt and I can not even see the boot screen.

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Steve McCarthy, MCSE, MCSA, MCP x8, Network+, i-Net+, A+, CIWA, CCNA, FDLE FCIC, HIPAA Security OfficerIT Consultant, Network Engineer, Windows Network Administrator, VMware AdministratorCommented:
When you setup the mirror, did you modify the boot.ini file for the mirrored drive?  Typically you would just need to select the mirrored drive at boot for this to work.
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izoniz1109Author Commented:
I did but it didn't work
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Zaheer IqbalTechnical Assurance & ImplementationCommented:
Have you tried recovery console and using the correct scsi drivers on boot by pressing F6..
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izoniz1109Author Commented:
I didn't try this one. Could you tell me more about using recovery console to boot? Thank you
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Zaheer IqbalTechnical Assurance & ImplementationCommented:
1st of all copy ur scsi card drivers to to an floppy...
I havent done this myself but bare with me...
see if this helps ...http://www.experts-exchange.com/Storage/Q_21009700.html
here also http://www.techspot.com/vb/showthread/t-9371.html
http://www.pcguide.com/ts/x/comp/hdd/failSCSI-c.html
what about this http://www.nu2.nu/bootdisk/scsitool/


Ok check the above if not then boot from windows cd whilst it boot it ask you hit f6 if you want additinal drivers sumamt like..
Insert the floppy then load the scsi drivers...
Then try Recover console from the menu... that will come up when it eneters setup...
You will need to logon using the administartor password...
Some Recovery console help from FATAL_EXCEPTION  http://65.24.134.81/KipSolutions/TroubleshootingStartupProblems/RecoveryConsole.htm

Hope this helps..
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