I have a situation where one of my servers just crap the bed. The server is a Dell PowerEdge 2800 configure with RAID 5. The problem
started when the battery for the control array died on me. I when ahead and replace the battery and restarted the server, but found out that it was
going to be a bit harder than just replacing the battery. Any way to make a long messy story short, I still can get my server to start to windows. I called Dell and tried all their little tricks but still no luck. It is stopping within the POST test and it is telling me that it can not find the boot filename.
My question is, if I install a new hard drive in the server and install the same version of windows on it, would I be able to browse the other disk on it or will it show the other disk as foreign drives? I have run several diagnostics on the physical drives and they are all coming out as PASS so I am guessing the drives are good but the boot sector maybe bad. I just dont know how to go about fixing a boot sector on a RAID 5.