Copying to harddrive causes Server 2003 to hang but not XP.
Posted on 2006-06-08
I recently bought a 400GB SATA harddrive and installed it into my Windows Server 2003 machine. When I tried to format the drive, it got to 100% and then the operating system hung (screen froze, mouse wouldn't move, DNS server stopped working, shares stopped working, etc.) So I put it in my XP machine and it formatted fine. When I put it in my server again and tried to copy a 200MB file to it, the operating system hung again. But again, the problem does not exist on my XP machine. I have tried different SATA cables and different SATA ports on the motherboard. I have also run scandisk on the drive and it found no errors. I use to have an 80GB SATA drive on the same SATA controller so I can't imagine that the controller is faulty. Does anyone have any suggestions? Is it possible that the controller doesn't like the drive due to its larger capacity? Are there any utilities on the market that would allow me to test some of the hardware in my server without shutting it down? Any help would be appreciated.