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2003 redetect hardware, to move RAID from one machine to another

Question: 2003 redetect hardware, to move RAID from one machine to another

my Situation is, a domain controller running windows 2003 server, ms sql 2000, and a few other misc databases is on a PC with RAID 5, the RAID is fine, but the motherboard is failing.. the motherboard is a gigabyte s939 with a x2 3800 AMD cpu

i have a new rig almost ready to go for another less important task, and i would love to switch the server over, but its a Q6600 Core 2 quad, running on a ASUS board with DDR2 Ram.

thats a big change, now the OS was installed was 32 bit, but im wondering if there is a sysprep, or redetect hardware on next boot option so i could simply move the raid over and redetect hardware, install drivers and im laughing. or if im better off just cutting my losses and rebuilding the array from backups (i would still have to recreate the entire active directory)

its a pretty important server, so downtime is not my friend

any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

thanks

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Preferred Solution: 2003 redetect hardware, to move RAID from one machine to another

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Hi all,

I am facing a situation, on which I have done quite a lot of research and came up with nothing.
Please have a look on this link to understand exactly, what I am facing and what I am trying to do;

Windows 2000: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q249694/
Windows 2000: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q263532

The above is for Windows 2000 only. Try as I might, I have been unable to perform the same operation
with a Windows 2003 Server. Searching for the same procedure for Windows Server 2003 also comes
up with nothing except "Using Install-from-Media & the System State Backup to promote a Windows 2003
computer to an Additional Domain Controller".

The First Domain Controller holds the Forest Info, the FSMO Roles, AD, DNS, DHCP & WINS. I tried using
the "System State Backup" to restore using Directory Services Restore Mode, only to find out that the NEW
computer with better configs comes up with a BROKEN DNS, DHCP and WINS database and application's
Management SNAP-IN doesnt load at all, so that didnt work either. I have the latest "System State Backup"
and the backup of "Windows Folder".

What I am need to know urgently is how do I go about, installing a New Windows 2003 Server DC in place
of the OLD one (The machine that got fried), and then restore the Domain Configs, AD, DNS, DHCP, WINS
etc, and have it up and running like the OLD FRIED SYSTEM.

Rob.
 

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I want to move files from a Windows 2000 machine to an XP machine, this is what I have so far:In the batch file:@echo offclsc:cd \MailSpamftp -i -n -s:C:\batch\getspamftp.txt:EndIn the text file:open X.X.X.Xuser administrator xxxxxxxD:cd Mail\spool\spammget *.smdmdel *.smdquit

Answer:write a batch file to move files from a windows 2000 machine to an XP machine

Have you considered using the Files and settings transfer wizard ? ?

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A related question...what if I want to clone a raid 1 OS partition to a PATA harddrive on the same system...will the raid drivers through a monkey wrench into the works?
 

Answer:Move RAID boot to non-RAID

seekermeister said:

A related question...what if I want to clone a raid 1 OS partition to a PATA harddrive on the same system...will the raid drivers through a monkey wrench into the works?Click to expand...

No, that should be a problem at all.
 

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My Eyes er bleedin_n_my heads a spinnin
Been readin Raid-0 threads n pages for weeks now

The more I read the more confusing it gets!

I have two new WD800JBs, two old Fireball Plus AS 40 gig drives,
and a 5th 20 gig Quantum drive...for...."Disk Management Console Tweaks."

A Gigabyte GA7vaxp mainboard with Onboard Promise, and an old FastTrak100 pci card.

1. Is the Promise card better then the onboard version?

2. Can I create a hardware Raid-0 array as my primary partion;
then go into Disk Management Console and create a 2ndary
Dynamic Disk Array with my old Fireballs?
Perhaps I should just keep my old Fireballs for Storage/Backup and buy another WD800jb (only 80 bucks) for a hardware controlled 3 drive array.........or single ata WD800jb with dynamic disk array.......?

Blah...........bla,bla.........blah, blah blah!

 

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Hi all,

Here's one that's got me vexed.

Is there a way to select a row in a continuous form and do a "Move up" or "Move Down" so that it not only moves the record on the form but also shows this resequencing in the ouput report.

Currently the row source is an SQL query from a table.

Chris
 

Answer:Access 2003: Move Up / Move Down in a form

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I have tried to find the way to do this, but without success as I cannot see the wood for the trees. Any help or URL would be welcome.

I have a mature W7 system, with so many applications loaded that rebuilding from scratch is just not an option. I have a 300MB Velociraptor wholly given over to the OS and another empty 300MB VR. I want to extend, that may not be the right word, my OS to use both disks in Raid 0.

Answer:Converting to Raid 0 Windows 7, NOT Hardware Raid 0

sorry, a mistake, duplication

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I have been doing research on purchasing 4-bay+ external RAID enclosure for myself. I have done research on software vs. hardware raids for this system, but one question still eludes me; so I am going to ask it here directly.

If I buy software RAID enclosure I will have to use some included software to set-up my raid. So, if I take my enclosure to another PC and plug it in (let's say eSATA) I will not be able to read the data, correct? If I get true hardware raid, the raid set up will be on the build in controller so I will be able to take the enclosure from computer to computer, right?

And since TS has new poll feature lets try it out...
 

Answer:Hardware vs. software RAID on 4-bay+ RAID enclosure

Regardless of whether you use software or hardware RAID, the enclosure will work whatever you plug it into. The only thing that might not work is connecting an individual disk (used as part of the array) into a device. It all depends on whether the device in question can read the controller used for the RAID set up.

For example, I ran with RAID 1 for two 2TB hard drives in my PC, but I can connect one of them to the same device as a non-RAID disk -- which I successfully did when the RAID broke down for an unexplained reason.

However, it is unlikely to work in a computer, and you should approach it as not working at all in anything but the RAID enclosure. It's also worth pointing out that splitting RAID disks in such a way could corrupt the data. Given that pretty much every decent RAID enclosure worth its salt will include gigabit ethernet at the size you're looking for, availability shouldn't be an issue across your LAN.

Hardware-based RAID arrays are also more reliable in operation, and have the extra benefit of being recoverable in a controller failure by replacing it with the same version as before. Software RAID's are less reliable, slower performing and in the event of a controller failure can be difficult to bring back online.

Basically, when it comes to RAID arrays, don't skimp on cost. The better the quality/controllers the more reliable and better performing it will be.
 

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I currently have 4 250gb HDD's and i am going to RAID them through RAID 0, although i am not sure whether i should use a RAID controller, or RAID them using the software in BIOS. I have found a RAID controller for $38 at my local tech store, it supports up to 4 SATA 2 (3gb/s) ports, which is what i need. Although, i am hesitant as to which would be faster, this RAID controller, or setting up RAID 0 through BIOS?

Thank you.
 

Answer:Hardware RAID vs Software RAID?

A $38 RAID card is likely no better, possibly even worse than the RAID offered by the motherboard, which would be considered firmware RAID, which at $38 the card is probably the same. A true high performance hardware RAID controller will cost hundreds of dollars.

But without exact model numbers it's hard to give a firm answer.
 

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I need some advice on a hardware/software issue. The basics: I have Win 7 Pro 64 bit installed on an ASUS P7P55D LE motherboard which supports RAID 0,1,5 and 10 using Intel Matrix Storage Technology through an on board Intel P55 chip set. The system was assembled in Nov 2009 using two Western Digital Caviar Black 750Gb drives in RAID 1 as Drive C:\. (I now know from Western Digital Customer Service that I shouldn’t have done that, but let’s move on from there). Last December, an error message informed me the RAID array was broken and identified one of the 750 Mb drives as needing replacement. I happened to have a spare 1.5Tb WD Caviar Black at the time, so I pulled the 750Mb drive and replaced it with the 1.5Tb drive. Life was once again ‘good’. Then on July 4th (wouldn’t you know) there was a repeat of the December 2011 error message telling me to replace the other original 750Gb drive. Okay so I had another 1.5Tb WD Caviar Black laying around (please don’t ask) and did a similar swap out. That’s when I emailed WD Customer Support asking about the 750 since their diagnostic software said the drives were fine. That’s when I learned that I should be paying lots more for enterprise quality drives if I want/need RAID. Well that’s not what ASUS says in their advertising, but live and learn. All that’s prologue, because my real question is whether it’s possible to break the hardware-based RAID 1 array and set up a W... Read more

Answer:Hardware RAID 1 to Windows 7 RAID 1

You might be able to break it if it is truly RAID1, but I would think you'd need to run a repair to get it booting again. But, we can back up a step. Why bother with RAID at all? It's wasted on a single user desktop, especially for mirroring. It isn't a good backup method, so why use it?

If it was my system, I'd run one drive internally, cut into C and D partitions, then stick the other drive in an external housing to use as a backup drive. No need to overcomplicate a system setup, and no need to mess with dynamic drives.

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Which is better: Software RAID 1 using Windows or Hardware RAID 1 using a RAID controller? Do either of them allow you to move the drive to another computer?

Answer:Hardware RAID vs Software RAID

https://www.adaptec.com/nr/rdonlyres..._hwraid_10.pdf

http://augmentedtrader.wordpress.com...0-things-raid/

I`m sure you`ve already Googled it, I`m just trying to pull up more info.

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My current single 160Gb 7200 Seagate SATA drive badly needs a reinstallation of XP Pro. I've decided to take the chance to move to RAID 0 and have purchased a second identical drive.

I've performed a complete backup of my existing drive onto a 2nd PC but I have a couple of questions:

1. Do I just plug in my second SATA disc and then construct the array via the BIOS or do I need to completely clear/format my original disk first (I had assumed that the act of constructing the array would destroy the data on it)? If I need to format my existing disc first, how do I do it?

2. I made the mistake of not partitioning my original drive first time around. This time I plan to create separate partitions for the OS; Programme Files; Data Files so I can carry out reinstallations of XP eaisier in the future. What size should my OS partition be to happily accommodate XP Pro?

3. Finally, a colleage mentioned that I should install the swap file onto a separate partition also. I'm looking for circa 3Gb in size (3 x RAM) which he suggested but I can't see how to get this onto a separate partition. I thought if I just create a 3000Mb swap file at the outset, this would suffice. Any pointers please?

Any help/advice gladly received.

Cheers

Peter
 

Answer:Help with move to RAID 0 please?

1. You shouldn't have to format any hard drives prior to constructing a raid array; at least not with any controller I've used.

2. I'd say 3 - 5 GB is about the right size for a WindowsXP partition, depending on whether you're going to be using a Swapfile on it or not. I use 10 GB just to be certain that no problem is going to occur with defragmentation and various other file buildups.

3. The only real benefit of installing the Swapfile on a different partition of the same hard drive as the OS is so that the Swapfile will not become fragmented, and can thus be read and written to as one contiguous chunk at all times. I'd say for optimal performance, however, it would be best to put the Swapfile on yet another hard drive, although any noticable speed gain would most likely be minimal in any case.
 

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I have read of problems using RAID 0 for video editing and I have my OS Windows 7 Professional on two WD FAEX 1TB drives in RAID 0. I have decided I want to Put the OS on one of the drives and use the other for media storage. I want to do away with the RAID configuration. Do I need reformat both hard drives, change BIOS setting in ASUS P6T Deluxe v2 motherboard and do new reinstall of Windows Pro OS? My goal is to do video editing with Vegas Pro 9.0 Intel i7 920, 2.66Ghz, 12GB Corsair RAM, 6 X 2GB, 850W Corsair pwr supply, NVIDIA Quadro FX1800 video card and HT OMEGA Striker 7.1 sound card in Coolermaster 600 case. Working fine now. Would like to make changes without messing everything up. Help please.

Answer:Undo RAID 0 and move OS to one HD

Hi edokie and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Since the data in a RAID0 volume is split and interleaved between 2 or more HDDs, you will have to reinstall if you want to do what you are thinking. You are correct in saying that you need to change BIOS settings, however reformatting the drives is optional. The OS drive will be formatted during the installation process, and you can optionally format the other drive either at the same time or from within Windows itself.

However, have you considered using a smaller drive e.g. a 250GB one for your OS and still leaving the other drives in a RAID0 configuration for your data (you will, of course, need to erase their contents)? This will give you the best results, as I think the problem stems not from having your system set up as RAID0 but doing video editing on files that exist on the same disk as your OS and paging file. With audio, this is possible due to the lower data rate, but with video and its higher data rate it is very noticeable if there is a lot of paging activity.

Either way, you will need a clean reinstallation of the OS.

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Hi
I have a laptop that I did a fresh install of win 7 64 ultimate on. The video board died after some use. Its an Toshiba x205 sli3. CPU is t7500(gaming rig two video boards). The repair cost is 800.00 So on an older machine its not worth it.
I decided to build my own desktop. Which will cost me the same as the repair.
It is based on a i5-760.
Part of the cost savings was to salvage the old hard drive from the x205 and put it in the i5 system.
I want to do this without reinstalling a new Copy of the OS and reinstalling all the programs and data.

So the question is can I move the hard drive during build time and will the OS and drivers adapt themselves?

Answer:Move win 7 to a new machine

You can not legally do that if the OS came preinstalled on the laptop.. it is known as OEM.
OEM = May be cheaper. But there are reasons for that. Very Limited Support. One License tied to One PC.
Whn that PC dies, the license dies with it. Can not be transferred (legally) to any other system.

Retail = Can be installed/Activated on one PC at a time. (Either 64bit or 32bit only one on one system at a time). If that PC dies, you go buy/build a new one. You do not have to purchase the OS again. you already have it and can install it on the new PC as long as you uninstall it from the old one. You may have to call MS to get activated again, but it will not be any problem to do so. You get MS Support.

So, you can use the Hard Drive, but you might need to purchase a new License for Win7.
Unless, the version of 7 you have is Retail (Upgrade or Full Version)

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I have uninstalled XP from one of my computers. If I install it on another,would I have any kind of problems with activation,etc.?
 

Answer:Move XP to another machine

You may have to call M$ and explain what you've done and they'll give you a new activation number. If it's been more than 120 days since you activated it on the old machine, you may not have to call. It should activate normally.
 

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Anyone know if there is a way to move a drive with windows 2003 server to another machine without erasing the OS in order for the server boot normally?
 

Answer:Move HD to another machine.

Two ways supported by microsoft.

1. Sysprep the box before you move it over. Docs and sysprep are located on the support\tools folder of your windows install disk.

2. Run winnt32 /unattend /noreboot (from your install cd's i386 folder)
Wait until winnt32 is done
Shutdown the machine
Swap the hard disk
Wait for the machine to finish setup
Done
 

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I have a copy of XP that I bought for my old Dell (ugh) laptop a few years ago. That machine is dying. Can I install that copy on a different machine or will I get a nasty error message? I realize this question has probably been asked before, but my search yielded nothing on this topic.

I heard a rumour once that you could contact Microsoft and get some kind of permission to install on more than one machine if, say, you had a laptop and a desktop (which is exactly the situation with me).

Am I being extremely hopeful?

Cheers,

Peel
 

Answer:XP: can I move it to a new machine?

Ms Peel said:



I have a copy of XP that I bought for my old Dell (ugh) laptop a few years ago. That machine is dying. Can I install that copy on a different machine ... I heard a rumour once that you could contact Microsoft and get some kind of permission to install on more than one machine if, say, you had a laptop and a desktop (which is exactly the situation with me).Click to expand...

To which question Microsoft responds:




Microsoft said:



Windows XP may be installed on one PC. There are no secondary use rights (e.g. no "laptop clause") in the Windows XP EULA. ... In general, Windows XP is licensed for use on a single PC. It cannot be installed on more than one PC without purchasing additional licenses. It can be re-installed and activated on the same PC an unlimited number of times.Click to expand...


 

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This is a copy-n-paste job from where I've posted it on another forum, and I will include useful bits from responses as well.

On a machine I installed some time ago, the customer's HP DJ printer apparently decided to stop working (the machine ran out of disk space. this was the first problem I fixed when I arrived), so the customer tried to reinstall it. Now Windows gets into an infinite loop during the hardware install phase, ending with 'the system cannot find the file specified', I click on cancel, then it begins the detection phase again.

Installing with the HP setup exe or using the INFs that come with the CD-based or latest-net-based driver makes no difference. I've spent a couple of hours tearing my hair out over this one, I couldn't get it to even give a different error.

One particularly strange thing is that the printer actually successfully installs and one can print with it, but the whole detection routine continues!

Using filemon, the file it can't find before the detection phase bombs out with that error is something like 'HWDafxxx', it looks in all the PATH variable folders. Problem is, the 'xxx' is a random number so I can't try to feed it a zero-byte file to see what happens. I'm stumped.

The printer is a HP DJ 5552. I've tried completely removing the drivers (the setup exe has an uninstall system which seems to work well - the detection phase after that isn't aware of the device w... Read more

Answer:XP SP2: Windows tries to continually redetect printer

*bump*
 

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I have an ASUS A7N8X-Deluxe motherboard and just updated the bios from 1004 to the newest 1007 and now my pc is super slow.

I did some digging and found that when I boot up the pc it's showing my AMD 2800+ Barton CPU as a 1250 mhz cpu. I've checked the settings in the bios and have the cpu External freq. set to the 200 mhz. I'm running DDR 3200 (400mhz).

Anyone else having any problems with the new bios update? The 1007?

Thanks!
DarkCyber
 

Answer:How to force Windows to redetect m/b stuff

sysprep makes it load all the drivers again, I dont know if you want to try that...
 

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Just wondering what or if I could move an xp backup onto a raid 0 drive.

I did setup the drives in raid in the bios, and they show as raid.
I booted into my marcium backup and ran my xp backup onto the drive,
that showed in marcium as a raid 0 drive.

When I booted, which went fine, into xp it shows in disk management as raid 0.
But the problem is,
it shows two drives, together and the 2nd drive as being un partitioned.
therefore i'm only running on one drive.

Is this fixable, or do I need a clean install?

thanks.

Answer:Move xp backup to Raid drive

Upon further inspection,
It seems the raid is active and that my backup restore partitioned it's own previous volume size onto the raid disk.
As seen as 111g, with an 187g un partitioned drive.
As the drives are 160gb each on the raid, and the original drive was a 120g.
I can only assue even tho twice now that I have used the option in marcium for it to restore onto the geometery of the drive present, that is has not.
So as a fix I will try a partition program and try to open up the rest of the drive.

fingers crossed.

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Lightning killed my computer-
Can I move my existing raid 0 2 disk array to a new one??

Thanks in advance
Dave
 

Answer:Can I move a raid o array to a new computer

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Licensed Windows 7 Pro is on my home built machine.

The OS on this machine started as Windows XP Professional, full version, not upgrade.
Upgraded to Vista, upgraded to Windows 7 Pro, all on the same machine.
A couple of new HD's, no problems.

I'm finally building a new machine and going to install the 7 Pro Upgrade.
I could move the HD from my old machine want all new.

What do I need to know?

Thanks,
Pete

Answer:Move 7 Pro Upgrade to new machine

Since the underlying XP is full version and can migrate freely, it qualifies you to use Win7 Pro upgrade version (which can also migrate freely) on the new rig.

Nor does the XP need to be installed to serve as qualifier - you only need to not use it or use it as a qualifier for any other OS while it is serving as qualifier for the new rig.

To install upon a new HD leave the Product Key blank when first asked, then after install do the quick registry workaround given here to activate Upgrade version on a new or cleaned HD. Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

If the HD has another OS on it, the installer will see it to allow Upgrade version key upfront even if you go on to use Custom install>Drive Options to Delete, Create new and Format partitions.

I've compiled a series of steps to get a perfect reinstall based on hundreds done here - use the ones which apply to your situation: Reinstalling Windows 7

After double in-place Upgrades you should really enjoy the difference with Win7 in it's native clean-installed state!

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The server where the network share originated is offline and will not be coming back. 

Unknown to me, the user had this share set to use offline.  She?s been saving to this location for quite some time now. The user got a new machine and was wondering where that share was. That?s when I discovered she was using this
share offline.
I found her CSC folder, but need to find out how to move that folder from her Windows 8.1 Pro machine to her new Windows 10 machine.

I have found some articles relating to Windows 7, but want to know if the same procedure(s) work for 8.1
Thank you in advance.

Terri-Lyn

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I'm running 3 external monitors on a Lenovo docked laptop. With Windows 8 it was running perfectly. Since upgrading to from Windows 8 to 8.1, at the most inopportune times, randomly and frequently throughout the work day, everyday, all the monitors will cut out, making the disconnected sound. They will briefly, maybe half a second consolidate all the open windows on the laptop with an illuminated screen, then go black and then all the monitors will turn back on, consolidating all the open windows on the one external monitor set as my default main monitor. Then I will continue working, moving all my windows back to where I want them, and it will randomly do it again, usually when I'm concentrating on something important. It's like it knows!

The same thing has happened with an external projector, though not with all projectors.

I have updated Windows, and all the graphics drivers. And my business partner is having the exact same problem, so it's not isolated to my computer.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Beside reducing work efficiency, it's boiling my blood and given me a strong hate for Windows 8.

Answer:Multiple Screens Intermittently Undetect and Redetect

Hi,
I dont think i can help you but the only thing i think that will help is that you have to go to the restoring system and restore to windows 8

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This is a great site, been lurking for a few days now...

I am putting together a new system and through an accident I have 4 HDD, 2x300GB SATA and 2x320 GB SATA II. The idea was a 2 HDD RAID 0 setup, but now I have a question.

What would get me the best performance:
- RAID 0 with 2 drives
- No RAID, but WinXP Pro swap file on the non-OS HDD
- RAID 5 with all four HDD (this is RAID 0 with redundancy, right? How's the performance?)
- Another option, keeping in mind speed is the goal. Does RAID 0 really give that much of a performance increase?

Any help will be greatly appreciated...I may just send two back and get some $$ back!
 

Answer:RAID or Swap File move for new system?

The swapfile performance depends on how much you actually use it. If you have plenty of RAM, then you could keep your swap on any slow disk and you would barely notice.

Can you actually do RAID5 on your controller? Or is it software RAID? RAID5 is slower than 0 when writing and it is optimal when you have an odd number of drives. I wouldn't recommend it across 4 HDDs.

If you have a kickass system that can do RAID5 then perhaps it can do RAID 1+0 - a mirror of stripes. This way you would get the speed of 0 with redundancy of 1. You'd lose half of your disk space of course.
 

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hi
i moved OS XP from raid 0 80x2 sata (capacity 128gb but use only 30gb) to 160 sata (destination capacity 40gb) using norton ghost(dos mode) but it doesn't work. i chose partition to partition (not partition to image), ghost completed. can't run window(already try to use single drive).

then, i tried Acronis True Image 9.1.3718 Enterprise Server(which has function to choose Active or Logical when restore), clone OS to image file and restore to destination. it seem ok, can run until the blue title and minibox tab running then blue screen appeared. something like 0x0000007B (0xf79f7524......)

i heard that ghost work with raid but i don't know why it doesn't work woth mine. is it because of the source is 128gb(using 30gb) and destination is 40gb?

can someone help me to move this OS
 

Answer:problem move OS XP from raid 0 to new single drive

Download the latest trial version of Acronis True Image standard edition (or use the version you have).

Use that to make a backup of your current 30Gb OS within your 128Gb RAID 0 setup.

Use ATI to make a boot CD.

Assuming you have both your RAID 0 setup and your 160Gb SATA drive with it's 40Gb partition connected at the same time, you should be able to boot from the ATI CD and copy your backup file to your 40Gb partition.

Then disconnect your RAID 0 disks, make the 160Gb hard disk the priority boot within BIOS and you should be Ok.

If it works for you, you may consider purchasing Acronis True Image, it's good software, though it won't actually restore to a RAID 0 setup (although it will backup from one).
 

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I am fixing a computer for my friend. Simple fix, just needed the os reinstalled. But this computer was built for him a little while ago and has dual 250 gb IDE HDDs in a RAID 0 configuration. The motherboard is an MSI K8T Neo FIS2R with an AMI BIOS. I formatted the two drives, but I do not know how to create the RAID array. The manual says to hit TAB at POST and that will take you to the RAID configuration screen...but it doesn't do that...actually doesnt do anything. I then tried to set it up when i went to install XP by pressing F6 when prompted too. Then it brings u to a screen that asked for the RAID driver and the only way it lets you install that driver is through a floppy disk. This computer does not have a floppy drive for starters, plus the RAID driver is too big to fit on a floppy anyway.

So i am kind of in a rut here. I can't figure out how to set this RAID array up and i dont see how it can be done through XP when it only allows u to install the driver via a floppy disk. Can anyone shed some light on this for me?
 

Answer:How to set up RAID 0 on an XP Machine???

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Basically, I have a pfsense VM- Just got my new ITX board, and want to move the whole thing over. anyone got any ideas?
 

Answer:Move Pfsense config to a new machine?

backup --> restore.
 

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I hear windows 10 ties itself to the hardware of a machine. How does this work if I want to transfer windows 10 to a different machine?

The scenario is I built a computer a month ago and installed windows 10 (education edition). However, I decided to switch platforms and build another machine. I want to put windows 10 on the new machine, and sell the old parts. Are there hoops I have to jump through, and can I sell my old motherboard without the buyer getting my windows 10 license automatically?
 

Answer:move windows 10 from one machine to another? how does this work?

Where did you get the product key? If it was through your school I would ask their IT support. My understanding is that Education Edition works like Enterprise Edition. If that is true then you will be fine to install windows on your new hardware and sell your old parts. However, if it works like the OEM licensing then you are hosed. In that scenario your key will forever be tied to the motherboard you first activated it on, and yes the buyer of it would be able to activate Windows through through an entitlement on the Microsoft activation servers.
 

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I swear I read about something in Windows XP that supported clearing all detected devices and redetecting everything again. I need to do this because I'm changing the motherboard on this computer system, so I need Windows to have all detected devices reset so it can detect the new motheboard devices without any conflicts with previously installed devices for the previous motherboard. I realize that it is much better to Reinstall windows fresh in a situation such as this, but at the moment that not really an option. I need to be able to keep the present install (and yes I realize I will need to reactivate windows after this kind of change). The old motherboard was an MSI Nforce1 and the new one is a MSI Nforce2. Once again, I know its best to just reinstall, but thats not an option at present; and I swear I've read somewhere about how you can set windows to clear its installed devices list and set itself up for redetecting everything upon the next reboot.
Thanks in advance for any help
 

Answer:How do you set windows to clear all loaded devices and redetect everything on reboot?

Do a repair install. It will blow the hal out and recreate it with a new one for your hardware. Basically do just like you were installing, the system will ask you to continue or repair with recovery console, continue on with the install. It will ask you a little later to repair the current installation, select this.

I've had a few time where it trashes tcp but a quick command will put that back in order.
 

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Having gone from windows 7, to 8 to 8.1 to 10 without a reinstall I've started to have a few issues so I've just reinstalled windows to a new drive.

Trouble is, I didn't think too much and left the old RAID array connected so the recovery and EFI partitions are still on it and Windows Setup used these instead of creating new ones.

I want to unRAID them now to get my 2 SSD's back but how do I copy the recovery and efi partitions over?

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Hi, I was wondering if it was even possible to simply migrate from a simple SATA boot to a RAID 0 array without having to reinstall the OS. If so, is there a guide I can follow on how to do so? Sorry if this is the wrong place, just tell me where and I'll repost if so. The RAID topic seemed old and this is a bit different so I decided to post another topic.

Specs:
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Motherboard: ASUS P5B Deluxe
Processor: Intel Core2Quad Q9650 @ 3.0 GHz
Memory: 4096 MB RAM
Video Card: EVGA GeForce 9800 GT
 

Answer:Move a Windows install from plain SATA to RAID 0?

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Having gone from windows 7, to 8 to 8.1 to 10 without a reinstall I've started to have a few issues so I've just reinstalled windows to a new drive.

Trouble is, I didn't think too much and left the old RAID array connected so the recovery and EFI partitions are still on it and Windows Setup used these instead of creating new ones.

I want to unRAID them now to get my 2 SSD's back but how do I copy the recovery and efi partitions over?

Answer:Move efi and recovery partitions from a raid array I want to split

Raid 0 I believe ??
Spiting the SSDs will result in data loss.. backup data. Change Raid back to AHCI in bios.
Now you can install OS on any drive you want.

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I need to move my 3 disk raid 5 out of my win2k server box and into my vista ultimate x64 box. I will most likely need to get a PCIe Raid controller for the vista box (not enough sata's on MB) 2k server had 6 ob MB. anyone out there try this. good or bad, please let me know. Thanks

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Saturday night I was working on my Windows 8.1 Dell laptop (about 5 years old) when I heard a "pop" from the back of the laptop and it went dark. I'm 99% sure it's the system board. I keep regular backups, but had made some changes to some code (one of my jobs at work is heavy-duty scripting) so wanted to get a more recent backup. I popped the 360 GB SSD out and put it in an older desktop, and after some struggles managed to get it to boot and copy everything to my home server, so I have the most recent backup now.At that point, I knew I was going to be ordering new hardware and decided to just play around a little and install Windows 10 on the old desktop with the laptop HDD (note: the only reason I wasn't already on 10 is the laptop was under warranty until just recently and the vendor didn't support it). To my surprise, the installation took a while but seemed to work perfectly; I could see all my installed apps, and it ran pretty smoothly. So with my new hardware on the way, I wanted to ask this:
Can I just take that HDD out and use it as the boot drive for the new hardware? That would be my preference, as it's got many dozens of programs installed that will take more than a small amount of time to reinstall, plus I'm pretty picky about my OS preferences. This link seems to indicate that I need to make some registry changes before I sysprep, but it also says to just go ahead an pop the new HDD in as Windows 10 is smart enough to just do the driver dance and eve... Read more

Answer:Previous laptop died, do I need to sysprep to move HDD to new machine?

You have a backup image saved so it wouldn't hurt to try. Personally, though, I would not have booted the desktop from the laptop's SSD, I would just have installed it is a secondary drive and then pulled the image off of it before booting the desktop from it.

I've moved installations of Windows 10 from computer to computer without any sysprep and it handled it just fine.

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Hi all.

I'm pretty sure I fried my motherboard or processor. I'm probably going to leave it to someone else to fix it, but I was just wondering if it possible/advisable to take the hard drive from that machine and put it into another machine (both running XP), hook it up as a slave and back up everything?

Ordinarily I wouldn't bother, but there's a lot of information on that hard drive that is needed tomorrow, and I'm not sure I can get someone to fix the motherboard/processor in time.

If it is possible, are there any pitfalls or dangers that I should know about?

EDIT: Both copies of XP have different serials btw - 1 is XP Home Edition and the other is XP Media Centre
 

Answer:Fried mobo - can I move my hard drive to another machine?

Hmm... from what I know, there shouldn't be any problems hooking it up as a slave drive and getting the information you want off it.

However, if you're gonna boot from it, might be a different story. WinXP might decide to give you trouble since you're on a different system.
 

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Saturday night I was working on my Windows 8.1 Dell laptop (about 5 years old) when I heard a "pop" from the back of the laptop and it went dark. I'm 99% sure it's the system board. I keep regular backups, but had made some changes to some code (one of my jobs at work is heavy-duty scripting) so wanted to get a more recent backup. I popped the 360 GB SSD out and put it in an older desktop, and after some struggles managed to get it to boot and copy everything to my home server, so I have the most recent backup now.At that point, I knew I was going to be ordering new hardware and decided to just play around a little and install Windows 10 on the old desktop with the laptop HDD (note: the only reason I wasn't already on 10 is the laptop was under warranty until just recently and the vendor didn't support it). To my surprise, the installation took a while but seemed to work perfectly; I could see all my installed apps, and it ran pretty smoothly. So with my new hardware on the way, I wanted to ask this:
Can I just take that HDD out and use it as the boot drive for the new hardware? That would be my preference, as it's got many dozens of programs installed that will take more than a small amount of time to reinstall, plus I'm pretty picky about my OS preferences. This link seems to indicate that I need to make some registry changes before I sysprep, but it also says to just go ahead an pop the new HDD in as Windows 10 is smart enough to just do the driver dance and eve... Read more

Answer:Previous laptop died, do I need to sysprep to move HDD to new machine?

You have a backup image saved so it wouldn't hurt to try. Personally, though, I would not have booted the desktop from the laptop's SSD, I would just have installed it is a secondary drive and then pulled the image off of it before booting the desktop from it.

I've moved installations of Windows 10 from computer to computer without any sysprep and it handled it just fine.

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I have Vista installed on a Raid0 on ports SATA1 and SATA2 (C: for future reference). I attempted to install XP on a new HDD on SATA5 (D: for future reference). When I attempted to do so, XP setup insisted on repartitioning the C: drive to add startup files. I'm assuming this would destroy my Vista install, so I opted not to do this. Instead, I shut down the computer, disconnected the cables to the C: array, and setup windows XP on the only visible drive at that point, the one on SATA5 (D. The installation went fine, so I now have Vista setup on C: and XP setup on D:. The problem is that the only way I know of to select which OS to boot to is to go into the BIOS each time I start the PC, and change the boot device priority. Does anyone have a solution? Here are the system specs:

Motherboard: ASUS Striker Extreme 680i
Processor: Intel C2D Conroe E6600 2.4GHz
Video Card: EVGA 880GTX 768MB
Memory: Corsair XMS2 Dominator 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240Pin DDR2 800 SDRAM
Vista HDDs: 2x WD Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 10k RPM Serial ATA150
XP HDD: WD Raptor WD740ADFD 74GB 10k RPM Serial ATA150
Sound Card: SB X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Professional Series
Power Supply: Thermaltake W0106RU 700W
Case: Silverstone SST-TJ07
Monitor: Dell 2407FPW

Thanks in advance for your time and help!
 

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currently running retail winxp pro sp2 on msi k8n diamond plus with amd athlon 64 3400+ and nvidia gforce 6600gt. want to build new system with msi p7n diamond with intel core 2 quad and geforce 8800gt. of course i want to keep my sata drives with xp without having to reinstall, etc. is this possible? have googled and read alot about it but can't decide if this is doable. tia for input. of course i have backups. fred langa's article looks like it might do the trick.
http://www.
informationweek.com/shared/printableArticle.jhtml?articleID=189400897
obxeye
 

Answer:move xp install to new hardware

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From what I read a person can make a image/ghost file with all they have to do is restore the image/ghost file to the system and it will work. Now my question is I would have to to to each system and get all the drivers so that the one image that I will be using as the master image to ghost from should have all the drivers and such from the systems I wish to use for that image. How do I move hardware and software drivers from Windows 7 system to the master image one and install the drivers fro that image to the master system?

Answer:Hardware Drivers Move?

Making masters and multi systems ! can you be more detailed, it's a bit sketchy to say the least at the moment.

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I recently purchased a name brand PC to replace one I built myself a couple years ago.   I upgraded the video card and PSU, but was comfortable with everything else. Problem is that when playing graphically intensive games the machine will lock up which I attribute the video card over heating since the only has one fan.  My old case has 7.  Does anyone foresee any problems with stripping the old tower and replacing the parts with the ones from my new machine?

Answer:Ok to move hardware from one case to another?

placing your components in a different case will not cause any problems, barring that you do not damage the components in the process and that you do not hook everything up incorrectly of course.i would suggest labelling all your connections before disconnecting them, to make it easy to put it all back together.

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currently running retail winxp pro sp2 on msi k8n diamond plus with amd athlon 64 3400+ and nvidia gforce 6600gt. want to build new system with msi p7n diamond with intel core 2 quad and geforce 8800gt. of course i want to keep my sata drives with xp without having to reinstall, etc. is this possible? have googled and read alot about it but can't decide if this is doable. tia for input. of course i have backups. fred langa's article looks like it might do the trick.
http://www.
informationweek.com/shared/printableArticle.jhtml?articleID=189400897
obxeye

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Hello ... I would like to move my Hard drive from my Dell system that is unstable due to hardware problems into a newer HP/Compaq system without having to rebuild the system which is highly custom configured. This system is a system at a Garage that I support and the Dell got jam packed with greasy dust, brake dust, etc...Nasty and amazing that it still works but crashes randomly, and keeps blowing power supplies about once every few weeks, even ones with higher wattage rating. The Cooling fans sucked all the foreign particles into the system and even after blowing it all out with canned air, there is a problem that is on the motherboard that causes it to lock up and go to a black screen. Then after turning it on and off about 4 or 5 times it might decide to boot and run for a few hours.I tried to place the 40GB Hard Drive from the Dell Optiplex GX270 with a 2.8Ghz P4 w/HT into my available healthy HP DC5000 SFF also running the same 2.8Ghz P4 w/HT CPU, but it wont work. I get the Blue Screen of Death with a Hex Error message about a Kernel Error. When placing the Hard drive back into the Dell it boots up fine, and the hard drive is healthy after scans for problems, but the Dell has some main board issues that are random causing it to lock up, so I would like to migrate to another system if possible.I am hoping that someone knows of a easy way to drop the Hard Drive into a system, maybe with a software application which aids in the hardware transition and reactivation of MS W... Read more

Answer:Windows XP Pro.. Move to new Hardware

If you have a REAL Windows CD (not a restore disk) Then boot with that and do a repair install. As it is totally different hardware you will definitely be instructed to call Microsoft. They may or may not be helpful as the licensing on Windows fom an OEM supplier (like Dell) is different than on a retail version that you get at, say Best Buy. One interpretation of the EULA is that the operating system is ties to the machine, not to the purchaser. (Good one, Microsoft!)http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/oemeula.htmSo you may get lucky and be able to proceed. If not, and you have already done the repair install and loaded the Compaq stuff and Microsoft says no, then you may be doubly hosed.I would contact Microsoft first if it were me.Here is the repair install if you are feeling lucky.http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/helpandsupport/learnmore/tips/doug92.mspxAs that is an Optiplex, chances are good that you got a real Windows CD.  

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I was trying to repair a corrupt windows\system32\config\system file using the recovery console - that did not work. Now, when I use the recovery console I am asked for an administrator password, which of course I do not know.

A further complication is that the machine is configured with RAID (striped disks using Intel Matrix), so booting from any kind of recovery disk requires further drivers to be loaded.

The ERD password reset tool I am using (not sure of the name but it is Linux based, and free) seems to allow support for RAID, but I can not get it to work (NTFS signature missing). I have tried 'fetching' the drivers from a floppy, but that does not seem to help.

So where can I go from here? Are there any other password recovery tools that definitely support Intel Matrix Raid?
 

Answer:Recovery Console password reset on RAID machine?

Managed to fix it with the following steps:

1. Installed a 3rd IDE hard disk,
2. Installed XP (slipstreamed with RAID drivers) on the new drive and booted from it,
3. Installed RAID driver,
4. Copied backupsof the registry files from the system restore area
 

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How can I get this from a Virtual server?

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This may seem like a studpid questions but I do not wish to render my old machine useless if I transfer settings and files from my old Vista machine to the new Vista macgine. I was hoping I could use the WET to set the Vista setting in my new machine. It would saved me a lot of time.
 
Everything I read said it will "move" not "copy" the settings and files. I just need to know it will not remove the files and settings from the old machine but only copy them.

Answer:Windows Easy Transfer - does it move or copy the files and settings from the old machine?

Hi
 
It 'copies' the files and settings.
 
All of the files and settings will remain intact on the old system.
 
Hope this helps.
 If this post helps to resolve your issue, click the Mark as Answer button at the top of this message.By marking a post as Answered, you help others find the answer faster.

Ronnie Vernon Microsoft MVP Windows Desktop Experience

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Question: Hardware RAID

Does anyone know anything about the Adaptec 2100s raid controller?
the setup is 2x20 gig mirrored drives for O/S.
3x40 gig raid 5 drives (hot swap)

does the card automatically rebuild the raid 5 if a drive dies and is replaced, or do I have to rebuild it with the configuration tool during post?
I don't use the disk management software included!

running 2000 advanced server on a simply computers systemax server.
please help
 

Answer:Hardware RAID

I think it will automatically repair it's self, but see: http://www.adaptec.com/worldwide/pr...ts/ASR-2100S&type=Product&productid=ASR-2100S
 

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Question: Hardware RAID

Hello.I've a desktop PC and I'm thinking of adding hardware RAID, but a search of what is available has taken me into technical waters over my head.  Can anyone help?My motherboard is an Albatron PX845PEV  "which supports Ultra ATA 33, 66, 100, BMIDE and PIO".  Most hardware RAID cards seemed to be designed for SATA.  Is this the same thing?My hard drives are three Western Digital Caviar 40GB 7,200 rpm Mode 5 Ultra ATA.At the cheap end of the PCI Raid cards is the Megapower 8212 (specs at :http://www.megapower-int.com.tw/product_ide%20card_mp8212Raid.htm)In the "middle" (my definition) is the Kouwell KW571B  (Specs at: http://www.verbatim.com.au/products/productdetail.cfm?ID=KW571B)At the top end are products like the Promise FastTrak TX2000 (Specs at: http://www.promise.com/marketing/datasheet/file/FTTX2000_v3.pdf)Would all, any, none of these work for me?Why is there such a big price difference?  Does it tell?Does the addition of a PCI card with IDE channels disable the onboard ones, or can I use these as well for, ie, a CD-ROM and a DVD writer?Thanks for your help.

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Question: Hardware RAID Q

If I had a server with 2x hdd in RAID0 and 5x hdd in RAID 5. One of these harddrives breaks down do I simply place another exact hdd in and on boot it will repair the hard drive when it goes through the RAID post?

Thanks, Trif.

Answer:Hardware RAID Q

If one of the HD's in the RAID0 array dies, then say goodbye to ALL of the data there, even what is on the remaining drive. If you have 5 drives in the RAID 5 array, usually, there will be FOUR drives in the array, and the 5th would be a hot spare... in the event of a failure, the array should be rebuilt incorproating that hot spare, and cutting out the failed drive..... I have never personally set up a RAID5 array, so I don't know if that is default or how much config is needed to have that happen.

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Hi there,
I hope you can help me and i also hope that i explain myself properly.
I have just installed a RAID controoler card into my PC and am about to install XP Pro.
The CD that came with the card contains 184meg of data. When the option to press F6 to install third party RAID drivers comes up, i press it and then press S.
I am then asked to insert the disk that contains the drivers into drive A, my problem is that 184meg doesnt fit onto a floppy. Can you tell me a way around this issue please?
Thanks for your time.
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Answer:RAID hardware headache

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HiIf I disable my Hardware RAID controller on my motherboard (GA-7n400Pro 2 rev. 1.0) will it delete the RAID settings?I ask because I have Windows XP installed on a RAID0 configuration and SuSE 9.1 installed on a 40GB IDE. I do not want the operating systems to conflict with each other so I want to disable the RAID controller when I don't want to use XP so that I can boot SuSE from the 40 and not destroy my XP installation.

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Been given a couple of H/Drives, want to set them up in a raid array.Have raid Motherboard.Just wanted to know if the drives are setup in a normal config as per master and Slave when running of just one IDE port.Also does anyone please know if their is normally anything very tricky about setting them up. I have the software for the M/Board with the raid controller on it.Many thanks for any help.

Answer:IDE Raid Hardware Setup

Forgot to ask another question...?Don't have enough power supplies on the main psu, but do have plenty of spare packs.As they are switched mode supplies does anyone know how to turn the pack on externally of the normal computer power switch.Which pins on the 20 pin block are the control pins for turning it on.Many thanks once again.

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Hi there

Looking at nice fast SAS RAID stuff for the VM --any idea if it's possible to pass thru the RAID controller to the VM without Windows seeing it or the HDD's it will be attached to -- I want mega fast I/O so I want to use RAID 0 -- not worried about failure as I have enough backup.

I want the attached HDD's to the RAID controller to go straight to the VM as "Raw" HDD's.
Possible from Windows Host or not.

No problem with current setup although Windows still shows the 2 HDD's (Non SAS) that I've attached to the VM as "Non initialized". (HDD's formatted XFS). It would be nice if Windows didn't even SEE these drives so ALL the I/O was totally done by the VM..

What I'd also like is a really stripped down version of Windows so most of the resources can go to the VM which I'm using as a Server. Was looking at Windows 2016 server - but it's hopelessly expensive for home users - although you can get a Trial.

Cheers
jimbo

Answer:HYPER-V with Hardware SAS RAID only on VM - possible ?

Might be tricky. I mean, there's of course an option to use physical disks on Hyper-V vm, but to do that the disks must be set offline on host first. Using host hardware RAID controller on a vm is if not completely impossible but at least very tricky and difficult.

There's very little information available about using RAID on Hyper-V virtual machines, the information available suggests you should use either software RAID or Storage Pools / SAN.

A bit older TechNet article still worth to read: Planning for Disks and Storage

This is also a good series of articles: Storage planning for Hyper-V Hosts (Part 1) :: Windows Server 2012 :: Articles Tutorials :: WindowsNetworking.com

Kari

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Hi there

Looking at nice fast SAS RAID stuff for the VM --any idea if it's possible to pass thru the RAID controller to the VM without Windows seeing it or the HDD's it will be attached to -- I want mega fast I/O so I want to use RAID 0 -- not worried about failure as I have enough backup.

I want the attached HDD's to the RAID controller to go straight to the VM as "Raw" HDD's.
Possible from Windows Host or not.

No problem with current setup although Windows still shows the 2 HDD's (Non SAS) that I've attached to the VM as "Non initialized". (HDD's formatted XFS). It would be nice if Windows didn't even SEE these drives so ALL the I/O was totally done by the VM..

What I'd also like is a really stripped down version of Windows so most of the resources can go to the VM which I'm using as a Server. Was looking at Windows 2016 server - but it's hopelessly expensive for home users - although you can get a Trial.

Cheers
jimbo

Answer:HYPER-V with Hardware SAS RAID only on VM - possible ?

Might be tricky. I mean, there's of course an option to use physical disks on Hyper-V vm, but to do that the disks must be set offline on host first. Using host hardware RAID controller on a vm is if not completely impossible but at least very tricky and difficult.

There's very little information available about using RAID on Hyper-V virtual machines, the information available suggests you should use either software RAID or Storage Pools / SAN.

A bit older TechNet article still worth to read: Planning for Disks and Storage

This is also a good series of articles: Storage planning for Hyper-V Hosts (Part 1) :: Windows Server 2012 :: Articles Tutorials :: WindowsNetworking.com

Kari

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Hi there

Unless you NEED more HDD ports it really is NOT worth buying any consumer grade RAID controller card - these days they are far slower than by doing it with software - Windows Storage spaces is extremely good (and you can use different size HDD's for striping / mirroring etc) and in Linux the well know mdadm program built into kernels works incredibly well too.

For fairly average HDD's - I have 4 HDD's in a 2 Array configuration using RAID 0 (wanted speed as I have enough backup so losing data wasn't an issue)

With the Hideous hardware card average transfer speed was around 120 Mib/s to move a 64 GB directory between the two arrays. I disabled the card and set the Bios to use AHCI / SATA rather than the RAID controller and set up RAID via software.

Moving a directory is a good test as both READ and WRITES are being tested. READS are usually a lot quicker than writes in RAID 0 configurations so a good test as read from source / write to target and delete from source at end of transfer.

With software I was getting average speeds of around 370 Mib/s -- a good 300% better !!!! Quite a bit of the time the transfer was over 410 Mib/s

Directory / Folder size was 64GB with a few 4GB MKV video files in it and quite a few smaller ones too - a mix of video / text / programs etc.

If you are going to buy a RAID controller make sure it's a good one - and they are expensive -- the consumer grade ones are really just JUNK !!!!!




Cheers
jimbo

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DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT HARDWARE IS NESSESSARY TO CREAT A HARDWARE RAID 5 IMPLEMNET?

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i read that with current technology, software RAID will provide better performance (uses faster CPUs). is it true? what other factors will you consider and which shld i choose

also if i use software RAID whats a good software? i think i will either use RAID1 or 5.

Answer:RAID (Software or Hardware)

For a home computer, then software RAID is probably the best to go for. Hardware RAID starts to get expensive if you want the best speeds.

RAID5 is probably better to go for, as in your other thread, you were wanting a performance increase. RAID1 is just mirroring, so you write the file to one disk, then write the same file to the second disk. Read speeds are the same as what they would be with just a single drive, and write speeds are slower.

RAID5 is striping with parity, as I explained in your other thread. A file is striped across two drives, and then to the third drive. Read speeds are increased like with RAID0, as you're only reading half the file from each disk, but write files are slower too because of the parity checking.

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Ok, here's the deal. This morning I woke up to see that XP had bluescreened. I had no choice but to kill the power. I then booted to see that my Striped RAID array was offline. This has happened before (the offline RAID, not the prior bluescreen though), and the solution was always very simple. If my RAID went offline, which it has a couple times in the past year, I could simply delete the array, and re-create it again exactly as it was. It would then show up as functional and all would be well.

So, I went to do exactly this. Everything seemed to be going right, but then i got the "insert boot disk" error on boot. When I rebooted again, I looked closer at my RAID configuration as it flashes on the screen at boot. It showed that my total space was 0MB. I went back into my RAID controller setup (ctrl+F) and again tried to delete the array, but no matter if I make the array automatically, or manually, it still detects the total size of the array as 0MB. The odd thing is, it detects the proper drives seperately (ie. both show up as the 120 gig drives that they are with 120 gig capacity in the RAID configuration), but once they are put into an array, the array's capacity is automatically 0MB and there is no way to change this.

Only two things come to mind: Either my RAID controller is messed up, or POSSIBLY the RAID controller is trying to read the MBR (I don't know if it would do this and i wouldn't think so), which may have become corrupted with ... Read more

Answer:Problem with hardware RAID :(

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Hi everyone,

It seems this whole Raid thing is ALOT harder to get running then I first though. I am trying to install a hardware RAID-5 array to hold everything except the OS which is running on a seperate drive. It boots up fine, driver says it installed fine and nothing has a warning on in it device manager. In BIOS and on boot up it shows that there is a raid volume. But... when I go into windows explorer I don't see any second drive.

If I go to "Disk Management" under "Computer Management" I do see the drive there as unallocated and the correct size. From what I have read, trying to partition it through windows means its a "fake" raid and its software only? and you need a 3rd party app for that as its not supported by windows 7. At least that is my understanding.

I would like to get it running on a hardware level so it performs the way it is suppose to but I have run out of ideas

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Windows 7 Ultimate
Motherboard is M4A87TD EVO
1tb drive with OS installed
3 500gb seagate drives
 

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Hello everyone. I'm new here and this will be my first post on here. I'm sorry if I have started this post in a wrong thread. I'm unsure of where it should go. Anyways, I'm not a tech expert so that's why I here. I will try my best to describe my problem tho.

First of all, I have been having this problem since last week. The problem is that it just auto shut down on me without any warning.

I thought it was because its overheating/the cpu reached it limits hence why it auto shut, but thats probably not the case.

And since that happened I just thought to myself that I should just reinstall windows. Haha. I thought that would solve my problem. But it didn't.

This crash problem occured when I opened game. I also realised that it happen as well when I browse the internet using firefox. Like after I opened it for a few minutes it then shut down.

However, if I'm not opening anything else and just at the desktop and only transferring files for hours, the crash never happen unlike after I rebooted, went to firefox, then googling stuff and then poof, it crashed. I also checked the cpu too, but its not overworking itself. Its just chilling.... Oh, and I checked it from task manager.

I already tried uninstalling the nvidia drivers and went to surf the internet afterward. No crashes at all. I could watch youtube as well without having it crash on me. But when I reinstalled the driver back. It happened again.

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Answer:I have no idea where this should go... Edit: This should go to hardware but I dunno how to move it.

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I found an article from one server to another but I am moving my Exchange 2003 server to another server with a different name. After backing up my info store I moved the actual store into place and started services. Doing this gives me an error when I go to OWA, "HTTP/1.1 503 Service Unavailable" so how do I move the data over.

I guess I could just backup mail to a PST, and restore which wouldn't be too hard.
 

Answer:How to move Exchange 2003 to another server?

Use the Migration Wizard. Its a wizard at migration!
 

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I notice when I move a slide that the notes to that slide do not move with it, or if I delete a slide, the notes get out of synch. Is there some way to avoid this -- make notes linked to its respective slide?
 

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Hi,
I have an existing Domain controller W2k and now have a new 2003 server. I need to migrate the configuration of the Active directory from the W2k to the 2003 server and configure the new server as the primary domain controller. Also, the W2k server will be decommissioned once all software and apps are migrated.

Can someone guide me to resources on accomplishing this task? How difficult will this be? I did the original install of the W2k from a book. I am not a Microsoft tech just a hack. Any guidance / suggestions? I am even willing to hire a resouce but first want to know what it might take for an effort first.

Thank you for anything anyone can provide.

Kevin
 

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When I'm in a MS Word 2003 document, I try to click on the little yellow box with the up arrow which means "move up one". I'm trying to move up to the next level directory which would be "My Documents". this folder has about 20 other folders under it including the folder "letters". Here's a screen shot of what happens. I'm told I need administrator privledges to access "My Documents". But if I click on "My Documents" folder on the left side of the box, then it will allow me to go to that directory. Anyone have any idea why this is? I didn't have this problem in Windows XP. Thanks for your assistance. You will probably have to click on the picture to enlarge it. This is a letter template in MS Word 2003.

Answer:Can't move up one directory in Word 2003

Hello Endzone,

Something that you may have to fiddle in Windows 7.

Troubleshoot "access denied" when opening files or folders
"Access Denied" or other errors when accessing or working with files and folders in Windows
Share files with someone - Microsoft Windows Help

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When in the Inbox there is a toolbar button to do the above. I have created a folder called (imaginatively) "Read" where I move messages that I have read and want to keep. When you click this button you get a list of all the folders that you have ever sent things to.So far, so good. Problem: There is also a Read folder within Archive Folders. In the list of folders I therefore get two Read folders that I can move to (both called simply "Read"). Which is which? Obviously I only want to move things to the current folder. I know that I can drag and drop from one Read folder to the other but it is a pain.I'm sure I read somewhere that you cannot change the list of "Move to" folders that Outlook offers. But there must be a registry fix - isn't there?P.S. Just to emphasise that this is *not* Outlook Express that I'm on about.

Answer:Move to Folder in Outlook 2003

Would it not be simpler to open each read folder in turn to ascertain which is the one you just created, then rename it to (equally imaginitively) AllRead or Read_Keep and set up your move to rule based on that?Less satisfying than changing the way M$ want us to work but ......

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I'm looking to move Microsoft Office 2003 from a Dell Optiplex GX280 running Windows XP Pro to my laptop which is running Windows 7 x64 Pro. I do not have access to a transfer cable, nor do I have access to the disk it was originally installed from as I got this PC off eBay for $70. A very good buy, I put $150 into it worth of upgrades and its running Left 4 Dead 2 with no problems. Anyway, I want to move the Office installation onto my laptop over my network. Is this possible? I use my laptop for more serious stuff than I use the Optiplex for.

Answer:Office 2003 Professional move to new PC

Not without the install media, it isn't possible. However, you could use something like MagicJellyBean to recover the license key and then borrow an Office 2003 disc from a friend, and reinstall, using your key. Keep in mind, this technically isn't legal, as the person who sold you the computer should have included the COA with it, and you should have asked for it as well.

If that doesn't work, or isn't an option, don't both with an installed version of Office, and just use Office Live.

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In my 9-column spreadsheet, how do I move a column eg move col 8 to be between cols 3 & 4
I've tried the normal select/drag but it doesn't work. It's a pain to add a column, cut and paste into it and then delete the now-empty column.

Answer:Excel 2003 Move column

See Move rows or columns

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I am going to be working on moving someone over to a new server. The process was started by someone else and we're at the moving over email phase.

This is only for 3 users/workstations so I'm just thinking I will export the email/calendar on each workstation to a .pst file then when I connect to the new server/exchange account, import the pst then move it into the exchange mailbox.

Any good ideas for moving over their profile? The name of the domain will be changing as part of this process.

Thanks for the help.
 

Answer:Move Email From SBS 2003 to SBS 2011

Have you read this document from Microsoft? It covers the complete migration process from 2003->2011.
 

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I am going to be setting up a hardware RAID tomorrow, but I am un sure what to expect. Is it as straight forward as software? Anyone done it here?

It will either be 1, 5 or 10 (10 is 0+1?)

Thanks for the help, Trif.

Answer:Hardware RAID - what can I expect when setting it up?

Looks like I will be going point blank into this.

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DOES ANYONE KNOW WHICH IS BETTER A SOFTWARE OR HARDWARE IMPLEMENTATION OF RAID 5

Answer:HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE IMPLEMENTATION OF RAID?

This is getting annoying.

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I purchased a Abit AV8 VIA Socket 939 ATX Motherboard from tigerdirect a couple of weeks ago (you can still find it on tigerdirect, if you want more info, apparently I am not allowed to post URLs).

I have 2 80 GB hard drives (different brand, one is Westeren Digital and one is Maxtor). I would like to RAID them together to form 1 powerful drive.

I have no clue how to do so. The motherboard has built in Serial ATA/RAID, but how do I use that to combine the 2 drives?
 

Answer:Installing hardware RAID on new motherboard

You hook up the drives to the RAID controller.

You either press some key combinatin at bootup (you are told which one) to enter the RAID BIOS or you boot the RAID setup floppy/CD.

In the BIOS/setup program you create a new RAID 1 or 0 array and that's it. For any operating system the two drives will look as one.

PS
Read the friggin manual if all else fails
 

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hi guys.I've read an article regarding adding an additional hdd by Caddy Box and replaceing with DVD DriveBut i dont know that the motherboard's chipset supports HW-Raid(Intel Matrix Storage Manager)??Does anyone know somethings related to chipset of this model?

Answer:Lenovo z570 Hardware Raid??

can you tell us which model of chipset do you have first?

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What are the bottlenecks that slow software raid down in my planned system?

I'm in the process of building a media server.
Goals: Fast average write speed to hard drive, at least 140 MByte/s.
OS: MythBuntu or something similar like MythTV, definitely Linux.
processor: AMD 64 4000+ 2.41ghz, 1 gig ram, with plans to upgrade the ram to 4 gigs.
Vid: dual nvidia 7800, but I don't use sli (ie wasting 1) bc I want to use 2 video outputs, which does not work with sli enabled (MoBo limit). I may upgrade, if necessary.
The primary use of this storage is large files 400Mbyte to 10 Gbyte.
I would like to use 4 or 5 to 7 Hard drives in a raid 5.
My motherboard has 5 sata2 ports, and supports fake raid. But I think software raid will perform better.
I'm planning on either using 4 or 5 drives, or getting an sata2 pci card and putting 1 or 2 more drives for a total of 6 or 7. placing 1 or 2 drives on the pci card depending on bandwidth of the card.

The primary use for the higher speed will be to transfer a large quantity of movies from dvd to the HD, with 3 or more DVD drives reading at full speed. 3 internal drives, any additional drives will be exterior.

I have read through a lot of websites on raid drive setup, but most of those sites are using much slower/smaller drives than I chose (mine are simply newer). This is making it hard to estimate the performance bottlenecks.

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I'm looking at the 3ware 8006-2LP SATA RAID PCI card because it does it's RAID thing onboard as opposed to doing RAID on the software/driver like other SATA RAID card models. The thing is, the 8006-2LP is over my current budget ($125, I'm not buying used). Are there other makes and models that I'm unaware of that does hardware RAID onboard and is more affordable?

TIA
 

Answer:Affordable Hardware SATA RAID

Hi and welcome….

Well, I have been using this one for about one year without any issues:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816150014

SIIG SCSA4R12S2 PCI SATA Controller Card RoHS RAID 0/1/0+1

It only supports RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 0+1

I have read various horror stories on this controller and have also read some good ones too.

I hate to say it, but if you want a reliable, good, longevity controller you will end up having to fork out some big bucks.

I’m using the ADAPTEC 3805 Controller that is absolutely wonderful!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816103086

Once again, even this product has horror stories and good stories about it. See the ratings at the link provided. I may just be a lucky person, not sure, and I highly doubt that is true. I didn’t read all the reviews, but most of the time they are due to lack of experience on the user’s part.

Thanks!

Shane
 

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Hey guys,

been reading through the forum and thought perhaps to make my first post

I have a gigabyte GA-8I945P Pro mobo and am currently running Windows XP on my SATA II Seagate 320GB drive which is partitioned. I also have two IDE HDDs in my case which i use as storage (but don't think that might be relevant)

As I wish to take my video editing business to SD grounds I purchased two 320GB Seagate SATA II drives recently (identical) and same type as my first SATA (just newer serial number).

I wish to get the 3gbs out of those two new SATA drives and have thought of putting them onto RAID 0.


I have had nothing but problems with this idea for I do not wish to 'delete' my windows or partitions on my existing SATA HDD but rather, to create this whole new storage space that is RAID 0.

I have enabled the RAID in BIOS (pressing DEL) and have been able to stripe the new HDDs by pressing <CTRL+I> but then the windows (which is on that old SATA drive) does not want to LOAD - it crashes as the logo appears and the blue bar is running underneath.

I even sourced out a Floppy Drive to attempt to create the RAID driver on floppy (Intel) and install the driver onto the HDDs in question. The only issue is, unless I am re-installing windows I never get to the F6 stage (and I really do not wish to re-install windows).

I guess I am wondering what I should do?

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Answer:Sata RAID 0 - hardware or software?

The holy grail, The fountain of youth ,3Gbs

First, "3Gbs sec" is 3 GigaBITS, not 3 gigabytes. SATA II is 300 MEGAbytes sec.
(gigabits divided by 10).These are wonderful ELECTRICAL specifications and have absolutely NOTHING to do with the amount of information that the HDD can actually read or write! Try about 60MBs on their best day. OOOwheee, They sure sell drives though, don't they. Installing Windows again may simply become necessary. By all means though, hang out here and wait for a second opinion.
 

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i have this motherboard : http://www.msi.com/product/mb/790FX-GD70.html
and 2 SSD 128GB hard drives connected to the motherboard in RAID0 used as a C drive. i have another i TB hard drive used for data.

my problem : Linux and many other boot disks does not "see" the hard drive because it is a "software raid" thus a driver is needed.

my proposed solution : buy a 4-port sata3 hardware RAID controller (i think its also known as thick raid) so that:

1- i can connect my 2 drives and have the option to expand that to 4 drives in the future (rebuilding the raid needed i know).

2-the sata 3 will be backward compatible with sata2 (both front and back ends) so i can use the same RAID controller in my next computer.
3- it will work with "anything" without any drivers. in other words the motherboard will think that it is simply a single hard drive is connected to it.

my question is :
is #1 ,#2 and #3 mentioned above true ? and if so shall i get your kind advise regarding what controller i could buy (budget around 400 USD)

thank you
 

Answer:Buying a hardware RAID controller

1,2, and 3 are all true.

I don't know why you'd want to stripe those drives anyway; when you stripe, then losing one drive results in loss of all data on the RAID. Having two drives doubles your chance of a drive failure. I doubt you need or will even notice the increase in speed that striping them will give you.

But it is your choice to make.

If I were you, I would not buy a SATA RAID controller, I would buy an SAS RAID controller that supported SATA (most do). Since you are performance oriented, this would position you to use high-performance SAS drives if you wanted to do it. You'll get more GiB/buck than with SSDs, they'll probably be more reliable than SSDs and, while they won't be as fast as SSDs, they'll certainly be faster than SATA.
 

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Hi,

My motherboard has hardware RAID & i have configured RAID1& my OS is win xp. Now my system shows only one HDD. How to check the RAID in my system?

Answer:How to Check the Hardware RAID 1 in Windows XP

I think, for Intel;

Click Start.
Click Programs.
Click Intel? Matrix Storage Manager.
Click Intel? Matrix Storage Console.
Click the View menu and select Advanced Mode.

ref: http://www.intel.com/support/chipset.../CS-021015.htm

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Win XP SP2. Newish PC, has just started to give a message on booting 'New Hardware Found' also giving a reference to 'Raid Controller' and seeking a driver.Any ideas what the problem might be? Thanks in anticipation. db.

Answer:Found New Hardware...Raid Controller

Following advice recieved elsewhere, and not being able to find the correct driver on the motherboard installation CD, I decided to disable the RAID facility in the BIOS.

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Hello all.

I have a Home Premium system that has in the windows 7 system installed on a SSD.

I have connected 2 spinning disk drives that I was going to use as a mirrored raid. So, now, I have discovered that mirrored raid within windows in not allowed in the home edition...

So on to hardware raid configuration. So I configure the Intel raid 1 of the 2 new disk drives. Now windows does not want to boot. So I get into the System Recovery Options to see "Operating System: Windows 7 on (D:) Local Disk". Well obviously this not correct. The SSD is plugged into the drive0 on the motherboard, and the other 2 drives are plugged into drive1 and drive2.

Is there any way of correcting this from the System Recovery Tool without having to reinstall the OS?

I have the pre-install raid driver available.

Answer:Home Premium and Hardware Raid

Nevermind. Sorry about the post. Alittle search helped.

IAStorV registry value = 0.

And she booted right up....

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My current 1.5tb media storage drive is nearing full, i want to set up 2x 2tb drives in a striped array (Raid 0 i believe), will i be best using a hardware raid card or software raid? my MoBo is an Asus P5QE Pro Turbo.

Thanks,

DxxS.

Answer:Raid setup, hardware or software?

one and only Bump,

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Hi,

I fairly recently reinstalled Windows 7 from scratch. However, a short time after that, the system suddenly turned really slow. It even takes a long time to show a menu when right-clicking on a file. I have been told the hardware is fine so it would have to be some kind of malware. The scans didn't seem to find nothing but you are the experts so here are the logs.

Thanks in advance.

David
 

Answer:Very Slow Machine. Hardware Seems To Be Ok

Not seeing anything so far... although MGTools.exe did not run to completion, you must run it again ensuring you are running it as admin, that UAC is disabled and that protection software is disabled. Then upload the new MGLogs.zip.
 

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Hi, i have recently been having lots of problems with my Laptop performing forced shutdowns,
Normally they are quite indescript but now are giving a bit more info.

I am running windows XP home ed (SP2)
I have recently installed an external pioneer DVDR-108, and a PCMIA USB 2.0 adapter

the first blue screen message i got was just a random one which Said

perform a memory check or try changing Video adapters

Stop: 0x0000007f (0x00000008, 0x80042000, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

tried a mormal restart (not given option of safe mode)

got to login screen typed in password then bluescreen with.

IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

stop: 0x0000000A, 0x00000000, 0x000000ff, 0x00000000, 0x804E0A4A

I am currently performing a HDD regenerator scan (as i can do it from boot disk) with no errors so far

anyone got any info as to why this is happening?
 

Answer:Is Hardware crashing machine?

The most common cause for BSOD's would be unstable overclocking or bad drivers.
 

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6 months ago, my boss baught himself ASUSTek P4P800/DELUXE Motherboard. This motherboard is his home server that is running Windows Server 2003.

This motherboard comes with an onboard IDE RAID with the VIA ChipSet.

Problem... the VIA IDE RAID CHIPSET drivers does not support Windows Server 2003. The raid works fine under Server 2000, however his personal requirements need Server 2003 on this box.


Last time I contacted AsusTek (November 03), there was on ETA on when the these drivers will be avalable.
As for VIA themselves, they did have an beta release of the VIA RAID Drivers for Server 2003, but again, they did not work.


Does any one here have any ideas on how to get a VIA IDE RAID working on Server 2003?

Does any one here know of any new receint developments that a has happened in the last few months?

I do appologies for the repeated post, I did not realise i was in the wrong forum before. ^_^;

Answer:Via Ide Raid + Server 2003

no worries....as long as you are aware of the multi-posting policy...

http://www.techist.com/showthread.php?threadid=10248

-Mike

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Hey, I've just installed Windows Small Business Server 2003 (premium), now I need to get a mirrored RAID setup. I've got a second identical drive already sitting in the pc.

Is there a way to do this without reinstalling 2003 and doing the whole 'press f6' thing? I know I should've done it that way, but I couldn't find the drivers so I decided to just go for a standard install. Finished it, installed EVERYTHING else I needed...then I found the drivers...

So, is there a way to do this?

Answer:RAID after WS 2003 install?

Soulphire, I just found this - it is a workaround but it seems like a WHOLE lot more work than starting over would :

Slipstreamed Driver Installation of SBS 2003

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I recently came across a few old hard drives taht I want to put into my server for some added storage space. All of them are 40GB, 37.6 actually, and just putting them in would be a pain to keep them all sorted and clean. I was wondering if there was a way to RAID the drives, I have 4 of them, separate from the OS. I prefer to keep my OS on its own HD just incase the drive fails so I don't loose my data. This also means that if the OS drive goes, I need to have the RAID drives still readable by the re-installed OS. If anyone knows of a way to do this please let me know.

Thanks alot,
Sepias
 

Answer:RAID set up on Server 2003

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My office's server is running Server 2003 with a new Sata II Raid card set up as Raid 1 (1 drive mirroring the "primary" hard drive). We recently upgraded the raid card and the server has been "hanging up". Early on we were getting a "Delayed Write Failure", but resolved the issue in the registry. We are not receiveing any errors on the server or in the event viewer. Any insight into the issue?

Answer:Raid 1 and XP Server 2003

Do you have any more information on the error? A screen shot, or a text log?

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I just got a new server. I have a MegaRAID card hooked up to 4 of my SCSI HDD's in a RAID 5 config. I can put in the 2003 server CD, and install everything no problems. But, when it does the reboot, it tells me that it can't find the OS. My next step is to take one of the drives, and make it a boot drive, but I really don't want to do that...that's why I got a RAID card. Any ideas? Thanks.
 

Answer:Server 2003 and RAID

Did you hit F6 during the setup and provide the RAID drivers?
 

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Hi

I need to change the server where my domain is, I already move the Global Catalog, all 5 roles, Dhcp and dns.

On command prompt I wrote dcpromo on the new server and make this a Domain controler.

The problem now is that the old server still the PDC, how can I change this to make my new server PDC and to make the old server stop being a Domain Controler.

And where can I see which one is PDC and BDC after i do the change.

Thanks
 

Answer:Move Windows 2003 domain to new server

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When I use the menu "move to folder" option, included in the drop down are both of my Outlook calendars.  And I have mistakenly selected those.  How do I view/retrieve that email back that was moved to those alleged folders?  thanks. 

Answer:Outlook 2003 move to folder issue

Open the folder and drag the e-mail to the folder you want it in.

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I recently installed a scanner to a pc and now I am getting the following message when I try to put the pc in Standby mode:

"The device driver for the 'SCSI/RAID Host Controller' device is preventing the machine from entering Standby. Please close all applications and try again. If the problem persists, you may need to update this driver."

Then when I choose OK, my mouse pointer disappears.

Does anyone know what this means or how to correct it?

TIA
 

Answer:Scsi/Raid host controller device is preventing the machine from entering Standby

It means that Windows doesn't know how to put your scanner (or more precisely the (virtual) SCSI controller) into standby.

As it says, install the latest drivers for the equipment from the original manufacturer. Also, in Device Manager, check the device properties and see if Windows is allowed to turn it off.
 

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Hi there

Was wondering if RAID 0 (hardware) was faster than JBOD (just a Bunch of Disks). - Some of these 2 / 4 bay HDD devices have hardware RAID / JBOD / Individual HDD settings.

Note RAID 0 (speed) --not interested in RAID 1 / 10 which these boxes do --I've enough backup if an HDD in the array goes bonkers !!!.

Anybody got any thoughts on this -- I think the JBOD idea is a bit like Ms Storage spaces - which in theory should be OK as you can use different size HDD's but I read that people lose data with it etc -- also the HDD bays do this with their own hardware and can connect to computer either via SATA or USB3 - SATA is the best of course but a decent USB 3 (or better USB3.1) still would give decent transfer speed.

Most of these boxes have a switch to set to RAID0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 (sometimes) JBOD or None - all done with a hardware card in the device.

Cheers
jimbo

Answer:Raid 0 Vs JBOD (Just a Bunch of Disks) (Hardware)

JBOD will create standard folders on each drive just like your normal PC hard drives. Say you have a 3 TB disk and a 2 TB disk for example. You create a folder called Movies on the 3 TB disk. The NAS will display the Movies folder, it will have 3 TB space available, and everything you put in the Movies folder will go onto that hard drive.

Create a Documents folder on the 2 TB drive, it will have 2 TB space available and everything you put in Documents will go onto that hard drive.

JBOD is slower than Raid 0 because it is accessing only on drive at a time for each entire file. RAID 0 accesses both drives at the same time.

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