Booting from software mirror non-responsive
Posted on 2007-10-02
I have a windows 2000 SBS with a pair of non-raid scsi hard drives set up as dynamic disks and windows mirroring. running. When I boot the server, I get the option to boot from the main or the mirrored drive (as defined in boot.ini). However, when I select the boot from the mirrored drive, I do not get the windows startup, just a blinking cursor. The drives are identical and the mirror appears to be working properly. I have tried going into the scsi setup utility and set the boot to ID 1 (from ID 0), but it would not boot this way, either.
I recently had a failed primary drive in this configuration with the same problem, and although the data was OK on the mirrored drive, I could not boot from it, either. After reinstalling the OS and copying the data to the new drive and setting the mirror again, I will be back in the same situation as before. What am I missing?