Windows 2003 Server hangs booting the controller kernel
Posted on 2010-08-31
I have a server running Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition with service pack 2. It was built for us by a small company about 4 years ago. The server intermittently hangs on booting up when it's attempting to boot the controller kernel for the RAID. The message on bootup is
Adaptec SAS RAID BIOS V5.0-1 Build 7935. It also says "Booting the controller Kernel...." If it is successful then the controller starts and the boot process proceeds to a successful completion. If it hangs it eventually times out and I have to shut the machine off and restart it. It may boot successfully the first time or it may hang many times in a row before it catches and boots. It has never failed to boot after enough trys but obviously this is not acceptable and also means I can't let it install updates at night since it may not successfully reboot itself. I'd really like to get this nuisance issue fixed. Any ideas?