Help get my Windows 2000 Server running for just a few more weeks
June 10, 2010 8:27 AM Subscribe
Windows 2000 Server suddenly won't boot, even in safe mode. Any way to get it running for just a few more weeks? Difficulty: No installation disks.
posted by gemmy to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
The non-profit where I work is running a Windows 2000 Server SP4 at the heart of our IT infrastructure. I walked into the office this morning to a server that won't boot at all - it gets stuck about 75% through the boot process. It was working fine - I restarted it yesterday morning - and there have been no changes or additions of programs or hardware since then (except for a windows update...).
Things I have tried:
Booting in safe mode - it crashes at the same place and then restarts the boot process
"Last Good Configuration" - same
"Boot and repair the domain controllers" option - ran through fine, no change afterward
Server 2000 floppy boot disks - tells me there is no hard drive
The PERC (PowerEdge RAID Controller) utility tells me that the RAID3 array is working fine, and all physical disks are fine with no errors. The only things plugged in are the keyboard/mouse/monitor.
I don't have the the Windows 2000 Server installation disks, unfortunately. They walked out of here at some point about a year ago...
We are in the process of planning a complete IT overhaul, which includes a new server. I just need our current server up and running for another two to three weeks! Any ideas?