Dell PowerVault not powering up after power outage
Posted on 2016-08-17
My old powervault nx200 server is not booting up after a power cut. Its not seeing the disk array all the time, sometime it reports no virtual disks and other times it does. Initially when I reported it to the former support colleague, he said to remove the network lead and this will force the server to see the disks which it does. We managed to restart the server in safe mode with networking and we are now trying to restart the server in normal mode but we get errors about certain reg files missing. We inserted the Windows 2008 Server disk which came with the server and tried to run the repair and this also report a problem trying setup the recovery environment. We are now stuck and have no way to move on. We have checked the raid arrays and they are saying available (although depreciated).
Really confused cos we was able to get into the safe mode with networking at the beginning of the process but now the server seems to be in a tail spin.
Any ideas how we can get out of this and get the server back up straight without installing the OS?