i have an HP proliant server and in the last 4 years i never had a single problem with it. but yesterday i found out that i cant remotely login to my server so i went over and found that one of three of RAID HDDs has an orange LED instead of blinking green.
i reastarted the server to see what was the problem and i got 2 errors : 1787 & 1716
1716-Slot z Drive Array Controller - Unrecoverable Media Errors Detected on Drives ...Errors will be fixed automatically when these sectors are overwritten. Backup and restore recommended.
1778-Drive Array Resuming Automatic Data Recovery Process
so i guess for 1778 there is nothing to do but the first one is preventing the second one to operate.
i let the windows to boot up and it went fine but when i login desktop does not show up. i tried to launch explorer.exe from task manager but it says that i dont have the necessary permissions to do that even though i logged in with admin user! so in conclusion i did CHKDSK but again the same thing happens. what should i do ?
the HP manual suggests that i do a backup/recovery to rebuild the failed disk but i cant take a backup in windows. i cannot access safe mode or repair mode either. but i can access windows files and folders within my network.
my server uses win server 2008 r2 and it is a DC and there are several roles and sql's installed on it so i cant lose the operating system and i need a complete backup. funny thing is that my sql services and other things work perfectly but i have problem with Remote Desktop Services.
do i need a backup/restore? is there a boot program for this type of backup ? when i did the backup how am i going to restore that?