Hardware died - HD won't boot in new server

Hewlett-packard / Proliant d140 g2
November 16, 2009 at 10:29:52
Specs: Server 08
Hi everyone,

I've got server 08 running on a dell poweredge. That dell crapped out. It was running a sharepoint server, and I was hoping to pull the HD from the server and drop it into a spare we have - a HP Proliant D140 G2. The drive boots, and a few seconds into the boot it blue screens and reboots. I cannot get it to stay on the blue screen - and I can't turn off the auto reboot after crash at this point. I'm guessing its due to the hardware change/no drivers for HP machine/etc. I tried booting off the 08 Server DVD, repair OS doesn't do anything. I even tried a vista and tried startup repair, no dice. I can get into CMD prompt from either DVD, but don't know what to do to get the applicable drivers on to the machine for use by OS startup.

Any ideas on how I can get this drive to boot on the new hardware?

On a separate note, I do have a backup of the drive made by the windows server backup utility. I tried to restore from the backup under the server 08 DVD and I got the following error:
I also just tried to restore from a windows backup and I got the following error: The Windows Complete PC Restore operation failed.
Error details: The parameter is incorrect.(0x80070057)

Any ideas on getting the drive bootable in the new hardware, on either front?


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November 16, 2009 at 19:03:05
I was able to get it to stay on the blue screen on boot. This is the error I'm getting:

STOP: 0x0000007b (0xFFFFFA60005AF9C0 , 0xFFFFFFFFC0000034, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000)

I am assuming that this stop error is because of the new hardware, specifically the SATA controller. I have the HP proliant drivers, I downloaded the SATA controller driver .exe, expanded it and I have the inf.

Am I going up the right direction? How do I install these drivers? I can get the server to boot up on a different Dell, but its not something I can leave running (need to use the server for web).

Any ideas?


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November 17, 2009 at 08:46:14
Procedure would be to do a repair install of 2008 when the drive is in the system its going to live in. You would add the drivers during this period.

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November 17, 2009 at 08:54:00
When I click "repair" on bottom left when I boot from the DVD it shows my installation, but when I hit next it just bring me to the screen with 3 choices. At what point can I repair the installation?


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November 18, 2009 at 12:40:51
You are on different hardware which is the issue with repair. Repair is expecting the same hardware as installed. Only solution in your case I am aware of is a new install to the new hardware

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