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Repairing corrupt w2k server after HD errors

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Anonymous
November 24, 2004 4:07:12 PM

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HI everyone,

Just in dire need of a bit advice. I have a small network with a w2k
server and 10 clients. I had to restart my server the other day and i
ended up with a blue screen crash on the restart saying inaccessible
boot device.

Eventually after a bit i ended up taking the drive out of the server
out the machine and putting it in another PC to run chkdsk on it.
This found a number of errors on the drive and corrected them. I did
notice that a lot of the corrupt files were on the DLL files. This
seemed to sort out some of the problems as the drive would now boot
into w2k server (and a hell of a lot quicker!).

I am left with a major problem which i need your advice and help with!

I decided to buy a new drive and clone the partition onto a new stable
harddrive to put back into the PC.

On putting the drive back into the server we i get to the desktop i am
unable to open any windows. When i click on the My Computer icon the
window appears and tries to open, saying 3 object on the status bar,
but doesnt show up any icons. The window then closes itself and the
machine drops down to the desktop. As you can guess this is gonna
cause me major problems. It appears the services and other things are
running ok on server but i am unable to do anything else.

I have since tried the repair option hoping this would replace the
damage system files and fix the problem but this did not help solve
the problem.

I am now a bit unsure of how to solve the situation as i have not had
to rebuid a server from scratch and my client needs their server back
ASAP!!

Thanks in advance for the help.


john

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November 24, 2004 7:19:02 PM

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"Foxy1977" <foxj77@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:854c1cf2.0411241307.28cfa3d2@posting.google.com...
| HI everyone,
|
| Just in dire need of a bit advice. I have a small network with a w2k
| server and 10 clients. I had to restart my server the other day and i
| ended up with a blue screen crash on the restart saying inaccessible
| boot device.
|
| Eventually after a bit i ended up taking the drive out of the server
| out the machine and putting it in another PC to run chkdsk on it.
| This found a number of errors on the drive and corrected them. I did
| notice that a lot of the corrupt files were on the DLL files. This
| seemed to sort out some of the problems as the drive would now boot
| into w2k server (and a hell of a lot quicker!).
|
| I am left with a major problem which i need your advice and help with!
|
| I decided to buy a new drive and clone the partition onto a new stable
| harddrive to put back into the PC.
|
| On putting the drive back into the server we i get to the desktop i am
| unable to open any windows. When i click on the My Computer icon the
| window appears and tries to open, saying 3 object on the status bar,
| but doesnt show up any icons. The window then closes itself and the
| machine drops down to the desktop. As you can guess this is gonna
| cause me major problems. It appears the services and other things are
| running ok on server but i am unable to do anything else.
|
| I have since tried the repair option hoping this would replace the
| damage system files and fix the problem but this did not help solve
| the problem.
|
| I am now a bit unsure of how to solve the situation as i have not had
| to rebuid a server from scratch and my client needs their server back
| ASAP!!
|
| Thanks in advance for the help.
|
|
| john
Anonymous
November 26, 2004 4:07:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.advanced_server (More info?)

"Dave Patrick" wrote:
> Cross-post when necessary, but never multi-post. Cross-posting
> is when you
> include two or more groups in the "Newsgroups:" section. In
> this scenario
> the message and all responses are seen in all groups that the
> message was
> cross-posted to. In other words any replies will automatically
> propagate to
> the other newsgroup posts.
>
> Multi-posting is when you post the same message to two or more
> groups
> individually. In this scenario the message is seen in the
> groups it is
> posted to, but the responses are only seen attached to the
> message (unless
> you cross-post the reply) in which the response was made. So
> those that
> frequent these groups then need to deal with or re-read the
> posts. It may
> seem like a small thing to keep track of. But some of us
> actively traverse
> 50 or more groups. The poster also then must search out all of
> the posts to
> see if there was a response.
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
> Microsoft Certified Professional
> Microsoft MVP [Windows]
> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>
> "Foxy1977" <foxj77@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:854c1cf2.0411241307.28cfa3d2@posting.google.com...
> | HI everyone,
> |
> | Just in dire need of a bit advice. I have a small network
> with a w2k
> | server and 10 clients. I had to restart my server the other
> day and i
> | ended up with a blue screen crash on the restart saying
> inaccessible
> | boot device.
> |
> | Eventually after a bit i ended up taking the drive out of
> the server
> | out the machine and putting it in another PC to run chkdsk
> on it.
> | This found a number of errors on the drive and corrected
> them. I did
> | notice that a lot of the corrupt files were on the DLL
> files. This
> | seemed to sort out some of the problems as the drive would
> now boot
> | into w2k server (and a hell of a lot quicker!).
> |
> | I am left with a major problem which i need your advice and
> help with!
> |
> | I decided to buy a new drive and clone the partition onto a
> new stable
> | harddrive to put back into the PC.
> |
> | On putting the drive back into the server we i get to the
> desktop i am
> | unable to open any windows. When i click on the My Computer
> icon the
> | window appears and tries to open, saying 3 object on the
> status bar,
> | but doesnt show up any icons. The window then closes itself
> and the
> | machine drops down to the desktop. As you can guess this is
> gonna
> | cause me major problems. It appears the services and other
> things are
> | running ok on server but i am unable to do anything else.
> |
> | I have since tried the repair option hoping this would
> replace the
> | damage system files and fix the problem but this did not
> help solve
> | the problem.
> |
> | I am now a bit unsure of how to solve the situation as i
> have not had
> | to rebuid a server from scratch and my client needs their
> server back
> | ASAP!!
> |
> | Thanks in advance for the help.
> |
> |
> | john

Here is what I have found. If you get the blue screen after hard drive
errors, attempting a repair install will not work. If you attempt to
do a fresh install, Windows will find you’re server installation and
ask if you want to repair it. If you say yes at this point, Windows
will basically perform an upgrade on itself, leaving all settings and
programs intact. So even though you regained access to Windows, it
appears to be corrupt, and I think if you follow the upgrade install
method, you should be happy with the results.

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