Solved

Cant boot after Partition table recovery

Posted on 2008-06-23
5
218 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-01
Hi

I have a Windows server 2003 wich was running raid1 on the drive containting 3 partitions. The raid where configurated in LSI Logic Embedded SATA RAID, so the disk shall be mirrored, but they appear as one disk in windows.

When we were adding a second hd to the server to use for backup somethin happend with the raid and the OS could not be found.

I took the sata disk and put it in another computer and saw the drive compleatly unformatted, used a program called "Partition Table Doctor" to restore the partitiontable and all looked good. I putted it back into my server as a single disk with no other disk installed.
But i just got to a black screen with a blinking _
Putted it back in extra computer as a single disk, were it stopped at "verifying DMI pool Data"

I have backups from NTbackup, but i think they ar useless here, i also have tried to rebuild the MBR.

Edit: When i use the HD as a slave in another computer, everythning is fine, i can see and open all files from all partitions.
0
Comment
Question by:dbaron
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:vico1
ID: 21851211
Did you set the boot partition as the active partition?

Vico1
0
 

Author Comment

by:dbaron
ID: 21853430
Yes i did.

But it seams to be alot of problems with the partition, ran ERD commander and it could not locate the SAM, i also tryed the system file repair wich lokated ALOT of corupted files.

I decided to reinstall and restore systemstate with NTbackup, the backup from my costumer where quite old, but i can start from there, and hopefully mount his Exchange DB there
0
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:vico1
ID: 21854426
Well This make a copy a copy of the disk before you do any changes.
As you said the backup is old Maybe you need to apply the SP before changing anything.

Good luck!
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
dbaron earned 0 total points
ID: 21960999
I ended up trying to do a "bare metal restore with NT-backup", installing all SP's and hotfixes but didn't success, I dont know if it had to do with that i didn't install the roles held by the server before crash.

I soon realized that the setup for this server is so simple that i dicided to reinstall it and just lift the DATA back and inport the mails.

The server whas file, vpn, dhcp, dns, dc and exchangeserver. With only 3 users.

Some times youre stupid and try to solve things the "hard way" so hard that you dint realize the good way to do it.

Question closed...
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I work for a company that primarily works with small businesses as their outsourced IT vendor. As such the majority of these customers utilize some version of Small Business Server. Due to the economics of running a small business, many of these cus…
VM backup deduplication is a method of reducing the amount of storage space needed to save VM backups. In most organizations, VMs contain many duplicate copies of data, such as VMs deployed from the same template, VMs with the same OS, or VMs that h…
This tutorial will walk an individual through configuring a drive on a Windows Server 2008 to perform shadow copies in order to quickly recover deleted files and folders. Click on Start and then select Computer to view the available drives on the se…
This tutorial will show how to configure a single USB drive with a separate folder for each day of the week. This will allow each of the backups to be kept separate preventing the previous day’s backup from being overwritten. The USB drive must be s…

828 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question