I am trying to move our Win2003 system from an HP embedded software raid to a new LSI Megaraid RAID 10 array. I have created the new array and the existing Windows system "sees" the new array as a disk (L:). I have tried the following using EaseUS Backup Server edition:
- I use "Clone" from existing disk to the new array. It completes ok however when I try to boot from the new array, I get the "Operating System not found" error. I'm guessing this is just an MBR issue. I don't have the 2003 installation disk so without the Recovery Console, it seems impossible to fix the mbr. I see that the EaseUS WinPE bootdisk has the "Fix MBR" option so I go that route. I make a backup image file on a USB external drive that will be used as a source.
- I created a WinPE boot disk. I boot from that and my new drive isn't listed. I then copied the Win2003 x86 LSI driver .inf files to a USB stick, use the "Driver Manager" , install the drivers (which says its successful) but still no drive is available when I choose Clone or System Transfer. I tried every driver (win7, Vista, 2008) for 32 bit and nothing worked. There were two options for drivers (megasas2.inf and nodev.inf) and neither of those would make the new drive show up.
- I use the DOS utility on the EaseUs WinPE boot disk as shown in this article (http://kb.easeus.com/art.php?id=10022#initialize
hard drive). The new RAID array drive is now seen in DISKPART but it is listed as "foreign". I can use the diskpart "IMPORT" command to make it "Online". The drive now is listed as a Backup File source, however, I still can't clone or restore anything to it. So its still not a valid destination for a clone or system transfer.
Any ideas on this? Ideally I just fix the Operatin System not found issue because all the Win 2k3 files have been confirmed on the new array, it just won't boot.