Posted on 2008-10-06
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Last Modified: 2008-10-27
We have trhee HP ML115 G5 servers.  All have 2GB of RAM and are running SBS2003.  We have configured them using RAID5 option from the BIOS and receive a BSOD.  We found that rolling back the controller driver seems to make it more stable but it still blue screens.

Other hardware installed are REV drive and CD-ROM.

Can anyone help with this, HP are proving rubbish.  Also if we decided to install a HP RAID card any ideas on how to port the array from one to the other?  We have paragon to create an image but not sure on the drivers for the new array.  What if we installed a new card and three more disks, created the environment and installed driver to SBS themn moved???

Question by:gmmcquaid
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1`) have you the latest firmware/ BIOS for the machine and the RAID controller

2) have you run diagnostics on the hardware to see if there is a hardware issue ?

3) You need to test with paragon to see if any new or different RAID controllers are supported before trying anything else.

I hope this helps !
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When you try to bare metal restore from any imaging software, make sure you have the controller driver ready. Although all generic drivers are using in the imaging software, some will not function properly. Otherwise,  you can push the image on your target server then login safe mode and install the support version of firmware and driver to take care of the conflict driver issue.

Anyway, I suggest you to back up your server image prior to mess with the hardware/driver changes.


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after several hours we have decided the only safe way is to swing migrate the system from one to another.

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