21 Oct 10 11:10
Hey, I'm bit of a newbie on these machines and new to these forums but I'm eager to learn more :). Just this week I ran into a problem at work with our PowerEdge 1800 Server.
The server is/was running Windows 2003 Server Standard
The RAID5 is PERC 4/SC-controller driven.
This is how the story goes:
1. 2 of 3 HDDs in our RAID5 setup start giving out warnings
2. We get 3 new larger HDDs and I backup all the partitions on the server using GParted.
3. I replace the HDDs with the new ones and build a new larger RAID5
4. I partition the RAID using GParted and run the data back on the partitions from the images I took. (And update the flags of the partitions making the utilities hidden and windows partition bootable)
This is where it gets interesting. The system boots fine to the utility partition when pressing F10 at startup, but when trying a normal startup the system hangs after Baseboard Management Controller is loaded. The diagnostics light in the front panel is steady blue.
Also this message appears in startup "MPT boot rom no supported devices found"
I have also ran fixmbr, fixboot and bootcfg /rebuild on recovery console.
I've been ramming my head on a wall with this one for 3 days now and nothing seems to get the server to boot into Windows. Any help you guys could give would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.