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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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Hard Drive upgrade advice for a Dell PowerEdge 1950

My setup is a Dell PowerEdge 1950 with 2x 140Gb Hard drives in a RAID 1 configuration. The OS is Windows 2003 Web Edition and disk is partitioned into to two, a 12Gb C: partition and the remainder is ...
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partition alignment on fresh windows 2003 ent server

I have this server which has it's physical disks in RAID 5 controlled by a 3com raid controller. size of the stripe unit is unknown for the moment (Can check tomorrow in the office). I need to ...
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Get exact size in bytes of a disk & partitions in windows

I'm using dd (under cygwin) to copy a shadow image of a disk in windows. Shadow copy will only give me a partion, so what I am doing is: 1) using dd to grab the disk header (32k on Win2003) 2) using ...
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Data drive disappearing

We have a Windows 2003 R2 server with SP 2 here that randomly loses a partition. There are two partitions the C: and the D: (the one that disappears). When I go into Disk Management the space shows ...
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Windows 2003 + SQL 2005 for WSS 3 disk topology

For financial reasons we are limited to Windows 2003 and SQL Server 2005 to host Windows SharePoint Services v3, I am looking at the disk topology at the moment and a little unsure if I have got it ...
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Acronis True Image not seeing my primary active Windows Server 2003 partition

Let me just say that the partition boots well and the are no bad sectors on the physical media. I am running RAID5 on ICH9R. I used dispart of Server 2008 to create an aligned partition. Then ...