Swap SCSI hard drive to new hardware

July 1, 2015 at 07:08:38
Specs: Windows Server 2000, Xeon 2.4Ghz / 2gigs

We have a Poweredge 1500 which is currently on its way out and a 2nd hand Poweredge 1600 which will not boot into OS.

We are wanting to move the SCSI drives with the working OS across from the 1500 to the 1600 however when we do, we get a Stop 0x0000007b blue screen part way through Windows startup. We are running Windows Server 2000.

Is this likely to be a compatibility issue or some SCSI controller settings which need changing.

Any guidance would be appreciated.



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July 1, 2015 at 09:37:56
Re-install the OS. Any version of Windows 2000 is not going to transfer easily to different hardware. I hope you are not runing any mission-critical software on such an obsolete OS.

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July 1, 2015 at 10:04:22
Unfortunately , yes. We originally took the drives from another 1500 which died. We tried to install the programme onto a newer server but was incompatible hence sticking with server 2000.

Is it possible to clear configuration settings for the existing scsi drives on the new machine and 'force' a new configuration with the drives we want to keep.?.

Forgive me, I am kinda new to this.

The new machine has
LSI Logic MPT SCSI Setup Utility and the original is an adaptec setup.

Unfortunately not convinced we have the original windows server 2000 disks.


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July 1, 2015 at 11:13:24
The error means "Inaccessible Boot Device" which is almost certainly due to the different SCSI controller. You need a device driver for the new one, but how you can install it withOut Server 2000 disks is beyond me, I'm afraid.

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July 1, 2015 at 13:32:23
"We have a Poweredge 1500 which is currently on its way out"

Can you elaborate? What hardware do you think is failing & how did you come to that conclusion?

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July 1, 2015 at 16:00:54
Maybe it is the hard drives that are going...
If so and they are in RAID then you may be able to replace one at a time and rebuild the array.

Maybe it is just too many little errors over the years and a reinstall would fix things.

Have you tested for memory errors?
There are a lot of possibilities.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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July 1, 2015 at 21:20:52
We used to delete ENUM in the registry when moving a drive to a different system. I'm not sure it'll work with your OS but here's some info:


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July 2, 2015 at 01:07:01
Thanks all..

ijack - Guess I need to start looking for disks!

riider / Fingers - The original issue the machine was shutting down and trying to reboot after approx 3 hours of running on a morning. Once this happened it would keep trying to reboot and never get anywhere unless it was left for a few hours then we may get an hour out of it before it goes again. Reminiscent of a faulty main board we had on the original PE1500.

DAVEINCAPS - Thanks, will follow up on it and see if there is any similar guidance for or OS.

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July 4, 2015 at 18:42:19
"original issue the machine was shutting down and trying to reboot after approx 3 hours of running"

Sounds like it could simply be an overheating issue. Did you check the CPU temp? And a common cause of board failure is bad capacitors. Did you check the caps for signs of leakage or bulging? Here's some examples:





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July 5, 2015 at 04:33:24
The most common cause of overheating on older machines are a bad case fan and a build up of dust on heat sinks, fans, and case vents. Use a can of compressed air sold for this purpose in computer and office supply stores to blow out the dust. Then verify that all fans are running including the power supply's fan.
Another common cause of computer shut downs that become more frequent is a power supply that is going. If the temperature is close to normal and/or there is still a problem after cleaning, (and it does not look like a capacitor problem), then consider replacing the power supply.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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