Non-bootable partition


R

rfh

I have a server with 4 hard drives. The primary and
secondary masters are mirrored and the primary and
secondary slaves are mirrored. Each mirror set contains a
Windows 2000 Server load. The slave mirror contains a
backup of the master mirror.
The primary mirrored set partition was corrupted at some
point. I restored the backup to the partition, but it
will not boot. I believe that the mbr was destroyed.
How can I make the drive bootable again? All of the
necessary files are on the disk.
 
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P

Pegasus \(MVP\)

rfh said:
I have a server with 4 hard drives. The primary and
secondary masters are mirrored and the primary and
secondary slaves are mirrored. Each mirror set contains a
Windows 2000 Server load. The slave mirror contains a
backup of the master mirror.
The primary mirrored set partition was corrupted at some
point. I restored the backup to the partition, but it
will not boot. I believe that the mbr was destroyed.
How can I make the drive bootable again? All of the
necessary files are on the disk.

About booting your server with your mirror disk: You need a
boot diskette (which you can make in under a minute). See here:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;113977

About being unable to boot with your restored disk: Please
provide full details what you get, e.g.
- What message you see on the screen
- If the partition is set to "active"
- If you can get into Command Console mode
 
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R

rfh

I can boot from the backup drives (I modified the
boot.ini to include the primary set).
When I attempt to boot from the primary drive set, there
is no message. The system is a Maxtor NAS. It has it's
own boot utility. If the drive isn't bootable, it will
move on to the next drive.
When I try to get into the recovery console for C:, I get
an error stating "Windows 2000 could not start because
the folling file is missing or corrupt: <windows 2000
root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
 

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