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Dual Processor & SCSI drives

By good'n ·
Hey folks....
Crazy question ....but someoneplease help..
I have an IBM 5500M20 server running RAID 5.
I just recently installed another processor on this server....after the initial installation I ran UPTOMP.exe from the NT resource kit....when this had completly ran I recieved a message stating that the dual processor had been installed properly....restart for these changes to take affect. So without further thought I restarted my server. When rebooting began I got an error message statingthat the NTFS.sys file was missing or corrupt. So I tried to boot to last known good config. ..no luck...I tried to boot to VGA mode...get the same error message. I searched this error message on Tech net and found an article that implied to one either re-install OS or setup a parallel NT installation on a seperate partition......This would be great but when trying to install from NT 4.0 server CD I get an insufficient drive space or that no hard drives can be found.
I have checked the SCSI BIOS and all drives report (0-4), ran FDISK just to see if these partitions would report....they did.
I have a good backup and don't mind to rebuild the box but my problem lies in NT setup not being able to see this disk space.

Do any of you guru'shave any suggestions?
Thanks in advance....Happy New Year

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by TimTheToolMan In reply to Dual Processor & SCSI dri ...

Hi,

Early on in the build from the NT disk, I think there is a spot where you can supply additional drivers.

I'd say NT isn't seeing the SCSI disks at this point (doesn't have them built into the image) and you should supply the specific drivers (on floppy) when it asks.

Hope this helps,
Cheers,
Tim.

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by jim.brown In reply to Dual Processor & SCSI dri ...

Remember to press F6 as the screen turns blue when the machine boots off of the CD(you may be doing this, but i've forgot about it in the past), and press 'S' to specifie the SCSI drivers, if you have Hardware RAID you will need the drivers for thisas well as the SCSI controller card. I think this may be your problem

A quick note: the option to boot to last knowngood only works if you haven't loged on to the PC, a good tip is when you install new Hardware, reboot the PC as usual but when itstarts to reboot (walk away and have a coffee) leave it at the logon splash screen until all HDD activity stops, if there is any problems they will appear, without loging on just restart the PC when the Lastknowngood option appers hit the space bar (If you had of loged on that logon would of been the lastknown good)

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