Solved

Windows 2012 fresh installation crashed!

Posted on 2016-09-28
9
35 Views
Last Modified: 2016-10-17
I have a brand new ML30 Gen9, on which I installed Server 2012 R2, AD, etc, and all is fine.

Over night, the computer restarted, and when it starts booting windows it just crashes and restarts. I can't see what is the error.

It looks like drives don't work.

When I tried to restore it, it said "The Drive Where Windows is Installed is Locked".

Any ideas what to try?
0
Comment
Question by:mrmut
9 Comments
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:John Tsioumpris
ID: 41819271
Before consider reinstalling the OS you should perform all available hardwares tests... memory-hdd...etc
I am familiar with other server brands but i am pretty sure that HP has a good set of tools to check your hardware condition....
0
 

Author Comment

by:mrmut
ID: 41819298
Checked everything, all fine. RAID fine. Memory fine. :(

I even tried booting from only one drive (Mirror), and nothing. It cant find the boot partition.

Run the drive in another PC and everything is there. - Any way to fix that manually on another drive?
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:Davy Paridaens
ID: 41819313
Can you check the blue screen dump with the bluescreen viewer from Nirsoft?
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html

Post screenshots here so we can take a look what is cousing the crash.
0
Problems using Powershell and Active Directory?

Managing Active Directory does not always have to be complicated.  If you are spending more time trying instead of doing, then it's time to look at something else. For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why

 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:TS4B
ID: 41819448
Is this a secondary drive? If yes, shut down, remove drive, start computer, shut down again, reconnect drive, and it should show.
Some random rare bug with Win 8.1/ server 2012

Some more suggestions here too. I recall having had to use this solution as well a year or so ago on 2012.
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:Jatin Mehra
ID: 41819467
try this : pulled the data drives and booted just with the OS drive. allowed the RAID controller to think the data drives had failed.
0
 

Author Comment

by:mrmut
ID: 41819544
just trying suggested solutions; some of the stuff I did try is just booting system drive, removing everything except one mirror drive, etc. It still doesn't work.

Worst part is that no recovery options work either. Tried both booting from DVD and integrated tools
0
 

Author Comment

by:mrmut
ID: 41824223
In the end I reinstalled the server.

And I found the culprit, I think: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2966870

There is no other rational explanation, there was literally no reason for a freshly installed server to crash. I checked all of the firmware and drivers, and everything was running on latest versions.

I haven't installed any update now, only the base system, domain, shares, etc. Will backup, and than install rollup by rollup to be safe.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
mrmut earned 0 total points
ID: 41841426
The culprit was not the update. It was conflict between BitDefender Endpoint Protection and NIC. One needs to make installer with everythign off except ATV and file scanner.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:mrmut
ID: 41846325
I found the problem
0

Featured Post

Has Powershell sent you back into the Stone Age?

If managing Active Directory using Windows Powershell® is making you feel like you stepped back in time, you are not alone.  For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

This article will review the basic installation and configuration for Windows Software Update Services (WSUS) in a Windows 2012 R2 environment.  WSUS is a Microsoft tool that allows administrators to manage and control updates to be approved and ins…
Resolve DNS query failed errors for Exchange
In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn how to restore single file or folder from Bare Metal backup image of their system. Tutorial shows how to restore files and folders from system backup. Often it is not needed to restore entire system when onl…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of configuring basic necessities in order to use the 2010 version of Data Protection Manager. These include storage, agents, and protection jobs. Launch Data Protection Manager from the deskt…

828 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question