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We have a SBS2003 server which has crashed. It has mirrored drives. When we try and start it blue screens immediately. This happens so fast that we are unable to see the error.
We have removed the mirror drive.
How can we do a "repair" on the server install, so as to just repair the O/S.
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by:Reubenwelsh
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Was it the disk that broke? If not the mirror isnt really much help im afraid...

Im not 100% how SBS2003 works, but im guessing you boot on the SBS2003 disk and run it from the disk and you will get a repair option.
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by:waynej1979
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Have you tried booting off the individual drives that formed the mirror? I.e remove drive 2 and boot form drive 1, then try removing drive 1 and boot form drive 2.
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by:evdmerwe
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We removed the individual disks, and tried to boot from them indivually. No luck.
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by:evdmerwe
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We tried to boot from the SBS CD, but being a dynamic drive, the repair option does not work, as the "DOS" function does not recognise the HDD
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by:jrgcomputing
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When you boot from the CD, did you load the drivers for the raid controller?

If not when it boots of the CD you need to press F6 within the first few seconds of the blue screen. Once its loaded you will be asked for a 3.5" disk with the driver file for the raid controller.
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a USB memory should work too if there isnt a 3.5" drive avalible.
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