cannot book windows 2008 server, getting unmountable boot volume
Posted on 2014-09-21
Hi, I have a client who has a windows 2008 server that went off a few times over a powercut and never properly shut down. Due to the UPS being faulty. which we have also just discovered :(
It's a Dell poweredge T110 II with a SAS perc s100 intergrated Raid card running RAID 0 with 2 hard drives.
When I turn the server on, I get unmountable boot volume.
We have tried doing last known good, safe mode and the repair option.
If I boot off of the dell supplied windows 2008 installation disk, it doesn't find the drive, so I figured I may need to provide the drivers, I go to add the drivers, it then says adding, goes to refresh the display. I'm assuming to show the operating system. and it just hangs on the refresh, not showing any thing. I have left this 6 hours.
Please also not, when you run the windows repair off of the local install, it sits on trying to load the restore program and doesn't actually make it to the next step.
I'm lost on what the problem could be and need to get to the data, I've also learnt that no one has been keeping an eye on the backups and fear they may not have worked for a while, if at all.
The raid controller says the raid is ok. Could it be the raid card, raid itself or windows that's faulty ?