SBS Server 2003 chkdsk /r results in unrecoverable problem error message
Posted on 2012-09-17
I have a client with a sbs 2003 server. Twice in the last few days the server has crashed and when I log in to it there is message that the system has recovered from a serious system error. It happened once earlier this month. I can tell this happened because there are 3 minidump files.
I used windbg to analyze the minidumps and the results led me to a post that suggested running chkdsk /r on the server. I used the server OS cd to get to the recovery console. When I ran chkdsk /r, I received the message "The Volume appears to have one or more unrecoverable problems".
I am currently running dell diagnostics and checking the hard drive. No errors yet.
Did I run the chkdsk properly?
Strange thing is that the server loads and everyone can access the shared folders, companyweb, and exchange mailboxes. However, when I log in remotely, the option to login to the server is not there anymore. I can only log in to the workstations.
We backup daily and keep three copies. The last three runs were successful so I dont anticipate data loss.
Regardless of the dell diag results, we are probably going to replace the hard drive.
Has anyone experienced this? Did I run chkdsk /r correctly? Is it definately a hard drive going bad?