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High CPU load caused by slow disks?

We are running a online application on a 3-year old server (quadcore Xeon, 4GB RAM, SAN-disks). The server hosts besides the web application a SQL-, FTP-, SFTP, SMTP, and POP-services. Over the years ...
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1answer
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Connecting SATA 3 to SAS port performance analysis

SATA 3 hard disk can be connected to SAS ports. But If i connect SATA 3 drive to a SAS port then can i get same speed as SATA 3 originally offers or will it be a difference? Will it reduce the ...
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0answers
280 views

High disk usage in CSRSS.EXE

I recently started working on the server for a certain software (Tango). The users complained that it recently became extremely low, so I used an application (ProcessHacker) to see the resource usage ...
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2answers
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Missing hd space on old Win2003 Std Server

I have an Windows 2003 Std Server that is running AD/DNS/DHCP that is running out of hdd space on C: (70GB hd with two partitions (C=12gb,D=52gb)) Now I found a log file Symantec Reporting Agent that ...
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1answer
159 views

Windows 2003 Near Freezing

Problem: Our server becomes very very slow (near freezing) if I copy a file from any directory on C: and D: to any other directory. In short It becomes very slow if I touch the hard disk. Currently I ...
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2answers
109 views

Drive stopped working on windows server 2003 and I receive a “controller error”

I have a Proliant 360 Hp server with Windows server 2003 R2. I can only access the server in safe mode. The event viewer is completely filled up with this error: The driver detected a controller ...
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2answers
180 views

Windows Server making hard disk accessible after moving to a new installation

I have a serial ata disk running windows server 2003 in an old setup and now our company wanted to upgrade the system. We got a new computer and I transfer the hard disk from one setup to the other. ...
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How to get email alert when windows server 2003 runs out of memory space?

We have a server where multiple web application are hosted. Users will upload files to the website that will get saved to server HD. Now and then, C: is running out of space because of the uploaded ...
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2answers
117 views

Windows Server 2003 : Unable to load [closed]

I had a physical server installed windows server 2003, it appear to be unable to load into windows, I tried diagnose it from Boot Disk Utilities and notice all the results return was failed. Is that ...
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3answers
159 views

Adding Hard Drive to Production Server - Best Practices

I've got a Dell Poweredge 2850 up and running as our production Web Server. Its got a RAID 1 array for the OS, and a RAID 5 for data. I would like to add an additional drive on it's own (not a ...
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2answers
773 views

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
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Understanding blinking LED of Hard disk SATA configured in Raid 5

on a HP Proliant ML 350 G4p are installed and configured 4 hard disk SATA in RAID 5 mode. Two of the four hard disk have green LED blinking irregullary, one off and another green LED ON without ...
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2answers
175 views

How to salvage a RAID configuration?

A buddy of mine and I are in the process of trying to salvage an old server that hasn't been used for a while, but whose data is critically important. It's an old box with a series of hard drives ...
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2answers
715 views

How can I be alerted if a Windows Server 2003 machine's hard drive is approaching full?

I need to get an email alert when a Windows Server 2003 server's hard drive approaches a certain fill level. How can this be accomplished?
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1answer
974 views

Does windows support hard drives larger than 2tb?

I have 6 x 500Gb drives formatted in raid 5. I have installed Windows Server 2003 R2 on 20Gb of this and want to format the rest as a backup drive (2.2Tb) is this possible? I have found the following ...
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1answer
182 views

Win2003 R2 - 1.5TB disks not identified

I just installed 4 1.5TB hard disks (WD) in two servers (2 in each). Upon reboot they are not showing up in the disk manager whatsoever. I'm running Windows Server 2003 EE (32bit) with 8GB ram. They ...
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1answer
591 views

Cloning Windows 2003 Server to new hard drive results in failure

Scenario: Old hdd is a Seagate 320gb SATA drive New hdd is a WD 320gb SATA drive Created an exact clone and replaced old hdd with new hdd. Boot up with new hdd, it gets into Windows 2003 server ...
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3answers
530 views

Defragment an Exchange Volume

The Scenario: I use a dedicated volume (RAID volume) to store all of my data for my Exchange 2007 server. Today, out of curiosity, I decided to check up on how fragmented the files on this data ...
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2answers
366 views

What is the best way to check my RAID HDDs from windows?

I have a file server (2003) and I want to be able to check if the HDDs are good or not. They've been running for over 3 years.
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1answer
441 views

Moving existing software raid to different windows 2003 machine

On a windows 2003 server with 2 x 750 GB raid for data (using the builtin windows 2003 software raid with dynamic disks), the main board broke. (The system and the whole c:\ with c:\windows, ...
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2answers
118 views

Windows 2003R2 installer only offers D: to install the OS

A little background. A server, running Windows 2003R2 (x86), with a RAID5 array, partitioned with 100GB for OS, the rest 2TB+ for data. 100GB is C:, data is D:. All fine. Recently, due to drive ...
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2answers
615 views

Drive fails to automatically assign a letter

I have 2 identical SATA-2 drives I use for backup purposes. Basically I have got e-Sata/USB2.0 cradle and 2 drives. When I need to do a peform a backup I "on" the drive cradle, do a backup, when ...
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3answers
861 views

Write-read errors, Raid1 recovery?

This might sound stupid, but I'm supposed to ask any question here, as long as it is related. So here. I have RAID 1 on the server that is officially soon to be dead. After a chkdsk, the files are ...
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5answers
2k views

c:\windows\installer Folder

On 1 of our main servers running Windows Server 2003 some bright spark decided to only partition c:\ with 20GB on a 250GB Harddrive. Problem I have is c:\windows\installer folers id taking up 13GB. ...
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6answers
264 views

Windows C: drive size

Our C: drive on some of our Windows servers is only 8GB, is there anyway to dynamically update this? Its all locally attached storage. Thanks John
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2answers
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What is QSignoff?

The QSignoff folder uses a lot of disk space, can is be pared down without issue?
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3answers
139 views

Migrating to new HDDs

I am running a W2k3 Server on a software raid 1 using two old PATA drives. I now want to replace them with two new SATA drives. What's the easiest way to go about this? Since uptime isn't really an ...
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2answers
74 views

How do I determine the number of changes made on a given hard disk?

In Windows how do I determine how many bytes have changed on a given Hard Disk??? I don't just mean how many files changed and the sizes of those changes. I mean given a period of time, say 1 hour, ...
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How can I increase the size of a Windows 2003 NTFS partition?

I have a very important server running Windows Server 2003 and my System partition is becoming too small, it's slowing down the machine. I have already tried all the cleaning stuff and transferring ...
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6answers
533 views

Windows Server 2003 basic versus dynamic disks - what are peoples' experiences with dynamic?

Okay, we've all heard the apocryphal stories about problems with server drives configured as "Dynamic", but the ability to make changes without having to reboot is clearly beneficial. I'm adding a ...