Moving Win 2003 to RAID Controller
Posted on 2006-04-06
I have a server that has a 36 GB SCSI hard drive that that is running off of the onboard SCSI controller. I have purchased 4 more 36 GB hard drive and a LSI Logic MegaRAID controller 320-1. When I spoke with the LSI logic tech support, they told me that I could move my OS to RAID using the following Message
***Backed up the entire server***
1. Install the RAID Controller but leave the current hard drive on the Motherboard SCSI Controller
2. Boot Windows 2003 Server
3. Install the Hardware Drivers
4. Shutdown the System.
5. Move the Hard Drive onto the RAID Controller
6. Create a RAID-0 array with the single 36 GB hard drive
7. Boot the OS
8. Use their Power Manager software program in Windows 2003 to configure the RAID 0 array to a RAID-5 array.
Everything was fine until step 7 when I tried to reboot to my OS with the new controller. The Windows 2003 Server logo appears on the screen. After the bar runs across about 6 times I receive a stop error say that Windows Shutdown to prevent damage. Check for Viruses/ diskcheck....BLAH BLAH BLAH.
The Stop error is as follows:
Stop 0x0000007b, oxf78a2a94, 0xc00000034, 0x00000000, 0x0000000
I know that it can see the OS because the Windows 2003 screen comes up. I have contacted LSI and they have no idea really how to resolve the problem. They said that they really do not support moving the OS onto RAID, but they are willing to help me. Many people succeed using this method.
Does anyone know what this stop error means? Does Anyone know of a better way to move the OS. I am thinking that if I create the RAID array and restore onto the RAID array that I will have the same problem.
Any Help would be greatly appreciated.