Boot Device Problem


G

Guest

Hi,

We installed a new 4 way scsi controller card for MSA30 on our windows 2000
server and as a result we are unable to bring the server up. We uninstalled
the scsi device and put the original one back in but every time we boot the
server it comes up with non system disk. We have attempted to recover the
system via ERD but still gives us the described problem.

Does anyone know a way around this before we attempt to rebuild the server.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
 
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P

Pegasus \(MVP\)

Peter F said:
Hi,

We installed a new 4 way scsi controller card for MSA30 on our windows 2000
server and as a result we are unable to bring the server up. We uninstalled
the scsi device and put the original one back in but every time we boot the
server it comes up with non system disk. We have attempted to recover the
system via ERD but still gives us the described problem.

Does anyone know a way around this before we attempt to rebuild the server.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.

- Format a floppy disk on some other Win2000 PC.
Don't do it on a Win9x PC - it won't work.
- Copy these files from the \i386 folder of your Win2000 CD to A:\
ntldr
ntdetect.com
- Create a file a:\boot.ini with these lines
[Boot Loader]
Timeout=3
Default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT
[Operating Systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional" /fastdetect
- Boot the machine with this floppy
 
D

Dave Patrick

Details are pretty sketchy but check the controller bios to see what boot
device (if any) is selected.

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Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

:
| Hi,
|
| We installed a new 4 way scsi controller card for MSA30 on our windows
2000
| server and as a result we are unable to bring the server up. We
uninstalled
| the scsi device and put the original one back in but every time we boot
the
| server it comes up with non system disk. We have attempted to recover the
| system via ERD but still gives us the described problem.
|
| Does anyone know a way around this before we attempt to rebuild the
server.
| Any information would be greatly appreciated.
|
|
| --
| Peter
 
J

John John

Possibly the file NTBOOTDD.SYS contains the wrong scsi driver or got
damaged. It should contain the driver for the scsi card that you want
to boot with, in other words it's just a rename of the scsi driver. If
booting off a scsi card it too should be on the boot floppy.

John
 
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Dave Patrick

That's only if the OP is using scsi syntax in boot.ini which is doubtful
with newer hardware.

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Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

:
| Possibly the file NTBOOTDD.SYS contains the wrong scsi driver or got
| damaged. It should contain the driver for the scsi card that you want
| to boot with, in other words it's just a rename of the scsi driver. If
| booting off a scsi card it too should be on the boot floppy.
|
| John
 

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