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Posted on 2010-09-01
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Hi,

We recently upgraded from 3.5 to 4.0.  Recently on one of our AD servers, I upgraded the hardware from 4 to 7.  In doing so...


After I perfromed the hardware upgrade, I now get a blue screen in when booting up W2008 64bit.  The resolution is to go in "Directory Servcies" restore mode and tell the 2nd hard drive to go "online".  The problem is...   I don't see a 2nd hard drive.

Anyone know how to get around this issue?

Thanks,
Byd2k
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by:MrN1c3
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Are you able to see the 2nd HD, if you right click on the VM and select "Edit Settings"?
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by:byd2k
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Yes the second hard drive is there.  It's almost that the device drivers aren't correct.  I don't understand why the vm would recognize the 1 of 2 drives.
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rindi earned 125 total points
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Try booting the VM to Paragon's Adaptiv Restore CD (it's free), it should strip the drivers from the VM and after that boot normally so it reinstalls the drivers. When done, install the new VMWare Tools.

http://www.paragon-software.com/index.html

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by:byd2k
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Thanks for your suggestion.  I'm still working on this image and will give this a try shortly.  Too bad VMware doesn't release an updated ISO cold clone.

-byd2k
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