Windows 2008 Recovery Environment cannot access drives
Posted on 2010-11-18
I have a HP ML110 G5 server with 2 SATA drives configured as dynamic disks, running Windows 2008 x64 Standard Edition. All was fine till it crashed on Windows updates and now will not boot to the logon screen. It boots up to "applying computer settings" then either freezes or restarts.
I cannot access safe mode or any mode whilst booting from the hard disks.
I have tried booting to the Windows Recovery Environment with the Windows DVD and selecting "Repair my computer" but the operating sytem is not recognized. I have tried every Storage driver on HPs website but I still cannot get the operating system to be recognized.
I have phoned Microsoft Business Down Critical support and they contacted HP but I am still no further on. Both are trying to help but we are making no progress.
HP cannot find a driver that will allow the operating system to be recognized by the Windows Recovery Environment so I cannot fix a relatively simple fault The drive cannot be recognized in another computer as they are Dynamic disks.
Can anybody help please? This is a critical server.