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StorStation fails to boot up - blue screen of death

Hi. My Sony StorStation FSV-M1 recently died. It was emmiting a beeping alarm sound. I powered it down, and now it won't boot up. It attempts to boot of the Master IDE, but fails, and displays a 'blue-screen-of-death', with instructions to run CHKDSK. I'm not sure how to repair the operating system, because the StorStation has no CD-ROM drive, only an Ultra Wide 68-pin micro centronix (Female) port. I have the original StorStation installation disk, can I put this into another PC and recover the Operating System over the LAN? Any suggestions much appreciated, JonathanH13

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Re: StorStation fails to boot up - blue screen of death

The beeping alarm could have been overheating. You could try taking the HDD out and putting it in a workstation to run chkdsk on it. Incidently what operating system does this model use? I have an FSV-E1 which seems to run some Unix type system.

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