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How to Disable secondary drive from booting upon restart - Windows

I had a Windows 2003 Hard Drive on my server and it went bad so I installed a new clean hard drive and installed Windows 2008 R2 on the new clean drive. I moved the old 2003 drive to be used only for ...
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Boot.ini on Windows Server 2003 R2

I have a Windows Server 2003 R2 with 48 GB of RAM; server has been running strong for quite some time. Recently our boot.ini was modified causing issues, most likely by our remote administrators. Now ...
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1answer
287 views

Windows 2003 server with SCSI card unusable : how to boot from SCSI to PATA?

We have a Windows 2003 with SCSI disks on a RAID card. The SCSI card is now unusable. As the server is old, we don't want to buy an identical SCSI card, we prefer to change the server. But we first ...
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3answers
109 views

Moving Windows 2003 boot+system partition

I have a Windows 2003 server with: - C: (15 Gb boot+system) on an old PATA disk - G: (20 Gb empty) on a SCSI hardware RAID - H: (220 Gb datas) on the same SCSI RAID I want to move C: to the RAID. I ...
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Windows not picking up hard drive, but BIOS does

I have a Windows Server 2003 box, with 2 identical hard drives installed (not in a RAID array). For some reason, Windows just stopped recognising the second hard drive. It doesn't appear in My ...
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1answer
252 views

Conversion from Basic failed - please help!

Hi I am in an emergency situation right now. I DO have full backups of everything, but I am trying to avoid a complete reinstall of the OS and AD. I have a simple server with one drive that was set ...
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Move Win2k3 to new hardware: STOP 0x0000007B (How can I get PERC drivers installed?)

I have an ancient celeron-based Windows 2003 SBS server on an old Dell machine. It has a very basic IDE non-RAID setup. The server is so old, it takes about 30 minutes to boot up and log in. A new ...
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4answers
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Need a way to run a script on windows boot up prior to a user logging in

I need to run a custom script which runs when Windows boots up.I know its possible to run it when a user logs in but I want to run it when the system reboots i.e. prior to a user logging in. The OS in ...
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1answer
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Windows 2008 upgrade hangs on black screen of death; can't boot from media

Over the weekend someone attempted to upgrade Windows Server 2003 to 2008 on one of our machines. Not sure what happened, but it didn't work and now when booting up after the little green bars, the ...
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6answers
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Backing up my data causes my server to crash using Symantec Backup Exec 12, or How I Came to Loathe Irony

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2850 running Windows Server 2003. It is the primary file server for one of my clients. I have another server also running Windows Server 2003 that acts as the core media ...
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1answer
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windows 2003 standard freezes at boot

I got myself today a windows 2003 standard which refuses to boot the system is installed on a hardware raid (if it makes any difference) when booting in safe mode, I have the following files loaded ...
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Windows Server 2003 stuck on animated loading screen

One of my web servers has failed to reboot. Its suck on the animated Windows Server 2003 loading screen. Prior to reboot it was showing a degraded drive in the array, but not allowing me to rebuild ...
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1answer
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Windows 2003 Boot Password

I inherited a Win2003 Dell Poweredge server. When booting there comes up a box asking for a password to make the server available. It is not an BIOS password nor the windows session login box. it is ...
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8answers
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How can I get my License Key from a boot CD?

We recently acquired a server that's been in use for a while, but no associated software, logins, etc. We attempted to blank the administrator account password, but that didn't work. We also tried ...
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4answers
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windows 2003 software raid - booting secondary disk with no FT floppy

I have a Windows 2003 Server machine, using the built in software RAID-1 support with two SATA drives. If the 2nd drives fails (that is, when I pull out the drive connector) everything works ...