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How to solve the PowerEdge 1800 Raid 5 win 2003 sp1 hangs issue which stop at acpitabl.dat

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Hello,

  I have win2003 sp1 running DC. The server hang at acpitabl.dat after reboot with F8 key in safe mode. Other mode also cannot work.

  I found one of the disk give the beeps sound. After confirmation with Dell Support, they change the scsi hard disk and rebuilt the array. However, i still stuck at acpitabl.dat issues.

 It is Raid 5 with 4 hard disk

 After searching the internet,  i found the following article,

 http://sodeve.net/how-to-fix-windows-2003-acpitabl-dat-problem/

 I believe it may be related to the Raid 5 Issues as shown in the above article.

 Please provide the guide how can solve it with Raid 5 configuration . Can I take out some hard disk out from Raid 5 as guided by the above article.

 
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by:pjam
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Well the first thing it said to try was to replace the CMOS battery, did you do that yet?
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by:tanboonchiat
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Hello pjam,

 I try to replace the CMOS battery, but it doesn't work.
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I would ask Dell what they think of that procedure since you still have warrantee.  It is unfamiliar to me.  I know you can remove one hard drive and the raid will rebuild when it is replaced.  Do you know which drive is the issue?
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tanboonchiat earned 0 total points
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I have already solved the issue myself with windows recovery console. Load all the new drivers from Dell

Anyway, thanks for your comment
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by:pjam
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Fantastic.

You can also do a file run:
SFC /scannow with your CD in the drive to make sure you have all the corrrect windows files.
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by:tanboonchiat
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When the windows 2003 auto update with new service pack, the old driver may not work anymore.

The server should make it manual install the driver
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