We have an HP ML370 G4 server that just had its mobo die and was replaced with like for like. The replacement motherboard and existing hardware passed the HP diagnostics testing so I am faiirly certain we can rule out having faulty hardware still.
Now Windows will fail to boot after the mobo was replaced and disabling the auto reboot on BSOD option from the F8 boot menu showed a 0x0000007B BSOD. Which lead me to think its unable to address the SCSI RAID 5 array, as after running chkdsk /r from the recovery console succeed after making 'one or more repairs'.
I am now well 1 hour into a repair install and it has been sitting on 'installing devices' stage and showing '33 minutes remaining' for about an hour 1 now.
It doesn't look like its frozen. The green dots in the bottom right corner is animating and the mouse is moving and the HDD lights are flashing (albeit somewhat infrequently) but it hasn't progressed for a very long time now and I am starting to worry something is wrong.
How long should I wait before giving it a kick in the guts and trying something else?
I vaguely recollect someone else having an extremely long repair install too and to just be patient but I cant remember where I came across it. I am hoping someone can share their experiences and reassure me to just be patient an let it complete.
Thanks in advance.