Domain Controller Disk Failure
Posted on 2006-07-03
Okay I have a major problem. My domain controller server just gave me an error. It says there is a parameter that has exceeded its normal operating range. Unfortunately, I can not access the drive to determine the parameter. But the bigger problem is that this is the boot drive for my domain controller. Unfortunately, since I had some other problems recently I had just taken my backup domain controller offline to reformat and repair. All of my data (other than active directory and other domain info) is on my exchange/sql/fileserver so I have not lost much data ( I hope). Is there a way to repair this hard drive? Should I spend the effort to try to recover from this drive, or should I work towards restoring to a new drive? I have on offsite backup service so I should have a fairly recent backup of that computer, should I instead try to get that info and restore to a new drive or machine? And how do I do this? Or should I create a new domain? And if I do this, can I move my exchange infor to it? How badly am I screwed? I need this solved ASAP, please!