Inaccessible boot device (windows 2000 server)


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bcastaing

Hi every body,

I want to restore a ghost image on a target server different from the
source server. When starting the system, I get BSOD "inaccessible boot
device". Off course the the RAID adapter is different from the first
server.

How can I modify the startup files to be able to boot the system on
the new server ? (insert raid driver ...)

Thanks by advance
 
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Pegasus [MVP]

Hi every body,

I want to restore a ghost image on a target server different from the
source server. When starting the system, I get BSOD "inaccessible boot
device". Off course the the RAID adapter is different from the first
server.

How can I modify the startup files to be able to boot the system on
the new server ? (insert raid driver ...)

Thanks by advance

You can't. Since Windows 2000, porting an installation from one machine to
another fails in most cases unless the hardware is absolutely idendical.
Some imaging products such as Acronis TrueImage Universal Restore get around
the problem but they cost money.
 
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BillW50

In Pegasus [MVP] typed on Thu, 20 Aug 2009 23:07:47 +0200:
You can't. Since Windows 2000, porting an installation from one
machine to another fails in most cases unless the hardware is
absolutely idendical. Some imaging products such as Acronis TrueImage
Universal Restore get around the problem but they cost money.

Paragon Drive Backup does the same thing and it is sometimes found for
free from time to time. I don't know if the freeware version has the
Adaptive Restore part or not.
 
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Dave Patrick

Try loading the controller driver from floppy. For the floppy to
successfully boot Windows 2000 the disk must contain the "NT" boot sector.
Format a diskette (on a Windows 2000 machine, not a DOS/Win9x, so the "NT"
boot sector gets written to the floppy), then copy ntldr, ntdetect.com, and
boot.ini to it. Edit the boot.ini to give it a correct ARC path for the
machine you wish to boot.


In order for this to work you'll want to change the arc path in boot.ini
from multi syntax to scsi syntax to indicate that Windows 2000 will load a
boot device driver and use that driver to access the boot partition. Then
also copy the correct manufacturer scsi driver to the floppy but renamed to
ntbootdd.sys


Something like this below;


[boot loader]
timeout=10
default=scsi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT
[operating systems]
scsi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Windows 2000 0,1"
scsi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT="Windows 2000 0,2"
scsi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Windows 2000 1,1"
scsi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT="Windows 2000 1,2"

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Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
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Microsoft MVP [Windows]
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