Windows Server 2008 R2 server hung in repair loop
Posted on 2014-04-22
I have a Dell R310 server running Windows Server 2008 R2 (housing SQL Server DB's). This server is stuck in a "repair loop" and I need assistance.
""Alert! iDrac6 not responding. Power required may exceed PSU wattage. Alert! Continuing system boot accepts risk that system may power down without warning."
Trouble shooting steps done so far:
1. Contact Dell Support
a. They suggested I remove AC Power and reset (didn't clear error).
b. They then suggested BIOS reset and clear NVRAM (this cleared the error however server still will not boot into the OS).
c. Ran windows repair, windows was unable to fix the issue.
d. Checked the RAID BIOS and all drives have a status of "Online".
e. Ran a CHKDSK and found no issues.
f. Dell agent sent me a bootable ISO with all the latest and greatest firmware, ran the disk and after updates the server is still stuck in the same repair loop.
I was able to get my data off the server using Ubunto Live Disk and copy files to an external drive.. However, I'd like to know if anyone has any suggestions on getting this server back without reloading the entire OS and loosing the installed SQL Application/Data.
Thanks in Advance.