W2K server restores to different hardware


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Arthur Parker

Hi

I have restored a server (HP LH4) to different hardware
(HP proliant dl360 G3). When I boot the server up it hangs
on the Windows 2000 server page. I cannot boot into safe
mode either.
I see that when I boot into safe mode it appears to load
all the drivers but when it needs to initialise the
windows section is hangs.

When I put the same disks into a Proliant DL360 G2 server
it boots up fine.

When running on the G2 box in have removed all the scsi
devices and drive contollers and network cards through
device manager so it would redetect them - but when drives
are put back in the G3 box it hangs at the same place.
I have tried usual W2K repairs and even sysprep -pnp to no
avail. How do I troubleshoot further - anyone??

Thank you
Arthur
 
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D

Dave Patrick

These articles may help.

How to Move a Windows Installation to Different Hardware
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=249694



HOW TO: Replace the Motherboard on a Computer That Is Running Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=824125


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Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
Microsoft Certified Professional [Windows 2000]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect


:
| Hi
|
| I have restored a server (HP LH4) to different hardware
| (HP proliant dl360 G3). When I boot the server up it hangs
| on the Windows 2000 server page. I cannot boot into safe
| mode either.
| I see that when I boot into safe mode it appears to load
| all the drivers but when it needs to initialise the
| windows section is hangs.
|
| When I put the same disks into a Proliant DL360 G2 server
| it boots up fine.
|
| When running on the G2 box in have removed all the scsi
| devices and drive contollers and network cards through
| device manager so it would redetect them - but when drives
| are put back in the G3 box it hangs at the same place.
| I have tried usual W2K repairs and even sysprep -pnp to no
| avail. How do I troubleshoot further - anyone??
|
| Thank you
| Arthur
|
 
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