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While installing SBS2008 on an entry level server yesterday, the motherboard went pop.

Thankfully we have another almost identical HP ML115G5 server as a standby - we managed to load the drives into it  but had to restart using Last Known Good to get it past a blue screen.  It now starts normally but there's all sorts of errors in the Device Manager.

In particular the DVD drives aren't recognised - they have a blue question mark against them.  Any external USB hard rives or memory sticks come up with yellow exclamation signs.  I suspect any other devices will suffer the same question or exclamation mark.

Uninstalling & reinstalling the Nvidia driver package has made no difference.  We have the original HP driver disc (not that it can be read) but all of these devices should install using MS drivers, not HPs or Nvidias.

Having spent hours configuring this SBS we don't want to have to start again.  Any ideas how to sort the devices?
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by:federicomarinucci
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It's serious issue. It can be both hardware problems or configuration issues. Try to remove all drivers by going to devices manager, showing all hidden drives, then remove all exclamation marks drivers and all non microsoft drivers. Then Reinstall those.
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by:D_Vante
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Check to see if the MB's have different chipsets.
 When you say almost identical A ML115 is an AMD, if it originally was in a ML110, that is an intel. Different processors plus different chip sets.
Also check the Generation G5, G4 etc. they will have different chipsets as well
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by:blueskycomputing
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Thanks - excactly the same MB - the only difference is the processor is a few MHz slower.  It does have an older BIOS date though, so we're in the process of flashing that.  
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by:D_Vante
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I would download all the drivers for it, I don't think there is an HP SUM for the 100 series.
Good Luck and please post back what works for you.
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Unfortunately we couldn't install any drivers at all.  Flashing the BIOS resulted in the fans staying on full speed all the time but another BIOS upgrade resolved that, thankfully.  I received another suggestion of removing the PCI Bus drivers and letting Windows start all over again - it used to work in XP sometimes, if we changed a motherboard, but it didn't with this server with SBS 2008.

In the end we had to wipe it and start again from scratch.  Thanks for your suggestions anyway.
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None of teh sugestions assisted
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