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We have a single sbs2003 server with has a simple raid1 mirror and one of the drives has burnt out.

Unfortunately the remaining drive fails to boot so I presume we have to do something to it to configure it.

When we log in using the recovery console, the drive shows as drive d:

Can anyone advise on what we need to do?

As you can imagine we are desperate to get this operational.

Any help gratefully accepted

Thanks
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Question by:nigelbeatson
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Miguel Angel Perez Muñoz earned 500 total points
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Try removing damaged drive, sometimes boot fails because this drive is marked as D:. During boot, can you select from what drive want boot? try selecting secondary.
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I have removed the faulty drive, and even swapped over the Sata cables, but we still get the operating system missing error.

When boot with the system cd we can log in to the repair console, but it is identified as drive d: whichever cable is connected.

Any ideas?
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by:Perarduaadastra
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So what device is drive C:?

Can you access the RAID utility during the POST? What does it tell you about the status of the remaining drive?

What server and RAID controller do you have?
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by:nigelbeatson
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Thankyou. Your post helped me realise that the drive was not configured as the boot device in the bios, and as soon as I marked it so, the server sprang into life!
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