Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

We are currently trying to run recovery mode on a Windows Server 2008 server running on a HP Ml110 G5 SATA raid controller. No matter which drivers we try from the HP site we can't get the recovery mode to recongise the raid, does anyone have any suggestions?

We know the raid is working fine as Windows boots until an error with a recent upgrade to the anti-virus software causes it to crash.

share|improve this question
and you tried to boot this safemode right? – tony roth Dec 2 '10 at 20:20

As its a G5 server, dig out your older SmartStart CDs. I've been unable to get a Fibre HBA card working during a DR exercise using the current SmartStart CD, even though the driver .INF file would suggest it supports the card. A SmartStart CD of the servers generation solved the problem. Can't guarantee this'll work, but it's worth a try.

Also, try a WinPE disk, if you have one.

share|improve this answer
Thanks for the advise I think we may end up reinstalling the server as we seem to of lost the partions information. – user55850 Dec 6 '10 at 18:31

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.