bsod at startup

By kcarter85 ·
Hello, I am runnung Windows server 2003 sp2 and recently I have been getting blue screens at startup, right after the windows loading screen. the first parameter is 0x000007e. I have Windbg and I run it, but it dosent show any bsod that happened BEFORE I get to the login screen.

any suggestions is greatly appreciated

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Does this Server have a RAID Array in it?

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to bsod at startup

If it does have you checked the RAID array for full function by testing each HDD with it's makers testing utility? it sounds as if one drive has failed or been removed here see M$ Knowledge Base Article here


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The server does have a RAID Array in it

by kcarter85 In reply to Does this Server have a R ...

But as far as I know we dont use it. We only have one Hard drive in, and we use a SAN for our RAID. But I read the link you gave me and so far it looks to be correct I will research further. Thank you so much

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Just make sure that the BIOS has not been changed

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to The server does have a RA ...

To look for a RAID to run from. It could be something as simple as that here.

Lets know how you get on.


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The BIOS has been changed

by kcarter85 In reply to Just make sure that the B ...

but I dont think it has to do with my problem. I feel what you said about the hard drive being removed from the RAID could cause my problem. However, if this is the case I'm in a tough situation.

We run classified and unclassified tests where I work. So the hard drives HAS to be taken out when switching from C to UC.

Is there anyway around this problem, because if there is not I might be out of luck with this situation. Thanks for all your help so far

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Well just he obvious ones

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to The BIOS has been changed

As you need to remove Drives I would have the Boot Drive fitted into a removable caddy and not be running any form of RAID.

Just change drives as required for the different things you need to do. After all HDD are cheap these days so loading one and then cloning it to how ever many are required and then using them as different OS Bases for this system would be the way that I would go here.

You don't need a RAID Array of this machine like that so you can avoid it completely by not loading the RAID Drivers when you first install the OS and only having the single drive in the machine when you load the OS as well.

After you have loaded the OS and cloned it you can add as many drives as required to do what you need to do.


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