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server reboot itself

ammartahir1978
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I have a exchange server 2000 it reboot itself,
i have raid 1

i have install the driver and boot the server through CD ROM,
and tried to fix the file i mean repair.

but still it reboot, after the screen of WINDOWS 2000 Server FAMILY window, it goes to the blue screen for few second which you get the Applying setting window. after that it reboot please help very urgent.



Regards,

Ammar Tahir
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Hi ammartahir1978,

This sounds like a widnows problem. In the system log, you should have some logs, probably from a source of save dump. Can you copy and post that.

Good Luck,

Chris
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ammartahir1978,

Sorry, should have read. Not booting. Can you boot into safe mode? Press F5 during boot to get a new menu. Select Safe mode. If you can't do that, get the installation CD and load the recovery console. Run chkdsk in passive mode to check the status of the disks.

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how do i run chkdsk in passive mode?

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when i run CHKDSK on c:\winnt it gives me following message

AUTOCHK.EXE could not be located on the startupdirectory or the CD ROM
type the full path (including Drive letter) for the location of autochk.exe
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Are you in the recovery console ore safe mode?

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i am in recovery console
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Did you get to the recovery console from the CD or from the boot menu?

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i use windows server cd to boot then give drivers for RAID through floppy by pressing F6 and the i went in to repair and then recovery console
George SasIT Engineer

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Can you boot in safe mode or not ? (maybe not as the driver is for the raid and you are booting on the raid)

I would try another driver first and then try in safe mode.

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what you mean other drive ?
George SasIT Engineer

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Another DRIVER for the SCSI adapter.
Maybe the one you try to install is not fully compatible with the OS.

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But is it going to destroy the mirror ? i have tried Adaptec ScSI driver for windows 2000 as i have Windows 2000 Server, should i try WINDOWS NT or WINDOWS XP!
George SasIT Engineer

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What adapter is the one you have ? Model number etc.
Normally the mirror settings it is keept on the adapter and the disks and not on the software driver.
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Thanks.;-)

Did you get the server running again?
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Yeah , I'm curious also what the problem was. Might help other users with same problem.
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