Upgraded motherboard, CPU & memory on existing SBS 2003 installation... it's not a happy computer...
Posted on 2006-06-30
It started off by just randomly rebooting itself during startup. I went into the CD startup and did a "repair" which eventually got me back in. However, the repair process took AGES, so when it was saying, "setup will complete in approx 39 minutes" it sat at that screen for half an hour or so... it all seemed to run incredibly slowly.
On getting back into the OS, I then had all the missing driver issues (including the ethernet port) and had to reconfigure loads of things, run windowsupdate a few dozen times and so on. I'm now getting a whole raft of issues to do with the USB-connected printer not printing, several varying DNS, DHCP and other spurious erros in the event log and a few random things like "controller errors" on harddisk0. The whole server just absolutely crawls. It's now a P4/2.8Ghz with 1GB dual channel ram and it isn't asked to do too much! It often sits at "Applying computer settings" for a good 3 or 4 minutes on startup (no, I've never installed any powerchute software on it!) and shutting down can take 5 minutes or so at times.
I'm currently running a disk check on that hard drive, so I can' tbe much more specific just now, but I was wondering if it's possible for me to run any reconfiguration wizards at all? Or would it be simpler if I just created a whole list of the specific errors coming up in the event log?