Hi. It's about a SBS-2008 server. Just before fasing him out we have a problem. The Adaptec 2420sa sata controller is defect. We have a good backup on an usb disk. But, the controller is an old one and is not available anymore, only in other countries, second hand. That takes time to get it.
The server had 3 disks of 500Gb in raid-5. What i did was placing a new 2Tb disk on the sata controller on the mainboard (same controller as the dvd-reader), so a well know controller for this server, started from sbs dvd and repaired the server by restoring from backup usb disk. That took 6 hours without problems but after restarting the server you can see Windows is starting. Then the screen goes black with a mouse pointer (i can move the pointer) and then after about 20-30 seconds the server restarts.
Also in safe mode and safe mode with dos-prompt the server restarts after 20-30 seconds.
When i start the server with the 2420sa in it the bios of the controller says "fatal error: Controller monitor failed. Controller not started." It has the newest firmware but when i try to flash the image again i get "The flash file does not match this controller", but that can be because the controller is not starting, i think. I tried this because i thought may be it gets the controller back alive.
I copied older files from system32\config\regback to system32\config but that didn't help and also renamed system32\winevt\logs to logs-old and the created a new logs folder, but that didn't help also.
Is the server still searching for the Adaptec and can't it therefor not boot correctly? I have used this method of restoring more than ones and it was always succesful. In this case the difference is that the sata controller is another one.
Any help will be appriciated.