sbs2003 hangs at start up
Posted on 2011-03-21
We are having trouble with an SBS2003.
It's a HP ML310 G4 with a HP 6-port SATA Raid Controller, 3 x 74GB sata disks in RAID5
(WORST SETUP you can imagine...) They should forbid SATA Raid.
There was a power failure and after that the server hangs while booting. The desktop appears and i can move the mouse pointer. It's not even applying computer settings, no logon screen, no ctrl-alt-del...
Safe mode has the same result. I tried to boot with the OS cd and loaded the SATA driver using F6. This works but i don't get the option to go to the recovery console. I was able to boot using the [Admin Edit] and performed a disk checkup of my D partition. I couldn't scan the C partition using Hirens.
They don't have a UPS so there is no APC software on the server.