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HP ML110 G5 will not boot

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Hi,

I have a HP ML110 G5 server that is refusing to boot.  It was fine when I left it before the weekend and I came back in on a Monday and it was trying to reboot itself.  It doesn't seem to be able to see the drives when starting the boot process, it can see them in the BIOS and I have run scans on all the drives using Spinrite and it hasnt found any errors?  The discs are connected via the onboad SATA controller and there are 4 disks in total.  I have tried using the 2008 insall tdisc to repair the installation but it cannot see the original installation?  I know that the disc is readable as I have put it in another box and it has worked fine.

When the server fires up it just tries to boot from a network device?
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by:setasoujiro
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is this a raid array in the server? or just windows raid or JBOD?
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by:Nick_D
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JBOD
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by:setasoujiro
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and is windows installed on 1 disk, with the rest of them as data or is this a dynamic disk or??

I also assume you checked the boot order ?
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by:Nick_D
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Windows is installed on 1 disk - the rest are for data. The boot order is correct the HD's are 2nd after the CD Drive
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by:setasoujiro
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ok,
and you say windows does not see the previous install, do you mean it can't see the disks or really just the windows install?
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by:Nick_D
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When I boot from the win2008 install disc and select the repair previous install option it can not see the previous install and so I can use the repair option. I am not sure how to test if windows can see the disks or not if it cannot get past the boot phase?
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setasoujiro earned 500 total points
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you could try and boot from the disk and select "new install' and before you start installing, you will need to choose a disk. So that way you can check wether it can see the disks.

or from the repair menu choose the command prompt and type:

diskpart

list disk

list volume

and see if anything corresponds with what you need to have
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by:Nick_D
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Thanks, I will try that when I get in tomorrow morning. Do you think there is any point in plugging in a spare sata card and see if it will boot from this?
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by:Nick_D
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I have used diskpart and it can see all of the volumes except the one that windows is installed on and so I am guessing that this is the issue.  I am going to try and re-install the OS to this partition and see what happens?
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by:Nick_D
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I listed the volumes using diskpart so knew that windows could see them.  Disconnected all the drives apart from the drive containing windows and it all seemed to boot okay.  Reconnected the drives annd we were back online.
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by:setasoujiro
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sorry didn't catch your previous comment.
i'm glad you got it sorted.
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