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I have a server using windwos web server 2008 R2 ( 64bit) Yesterday I saw it was very slowly and dont response to request correctly then try to restart it, windows try to booting and show start screen on windows, for a long time ( 4 hours ) it show the start screen but it response to keyboard and mouse ( doesn't hang up ) and windows and it's service dosne't start. I restart again and use safe mode , it stop on CLASSPNP.sys I ask my datacenter to installing a new windows but they told this will erase all data on server. Is there any way to fix this problem? Thanks

I have 2 hard drive which setup as a RAID1 by windows, Can I install a fresh windows on one this hard drive and sure that another hard drive and it's data is safe?

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Yes it will erase all data on the server, but there are backups to restore from when it's done, right?

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correct, new windows install will erase all data on the C drive(or the OS drive). I suggest taking an image of the disk or make a copy of all data on the machine, before you let them try things. –  whizkid Oct 23 '11 at 9:31
    
erase data from C drive or all drives? my main data store on D drive –  Ashian Oct 23 '11 at 9:34

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