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You may have a damaged hard drive and it needs to be replaced. If the system is still under warranty, Dell will replace the drive free, you just need to go online, supply your systems tag number and follow the instructions from there. If you have just the one drive, you will need to restore the information froma a backup. If you have a RAID set up, once the hard drive is reinstalled, the RAID will sync the drive to the others.
1 Save any critical or important files. Even if this is an secondary hard drive installation. 2 Turn off the power and unplug the PC from the outlet. Also, unplug all external connections to the Windows PC. Be sure to touch something metal to ground the user. Static electrical shocks can damage a PC. 3 Open the PC housing and determine the placement of the hard drive. Generally computers come with a latch that, when pressed, opens the housing. Make certain the space necessary for the hard drive is available. Usually the drive bays are in the front of the PC near the CD or DVD drives. 4 Make sure the IDE jumpers are set correctly. If the hard drive is the primary drive then set the jumpers to "Master" mode. If the hard drive is the secondary drive then set the jumpers to "Slave" mode. Please consult the hard drive's manual for the proper jumper setting for each mode. Another possibility--if there are two hard drive, set both drives to "Cable select" mode and the Windows PC will choose which one to make "Master" and "Slave." 5 Mount the hard drive in the available internal slot. The drive is sometimes mounted with four screws to the drive bay. Some internal drives have a rail that slides into the open bay. Look at the other devices to determine which mounting option is available in the specific computer.
6 Connect the hard drive cables to the Windows PC. Connect the power supply connector to the available cable. Next, connect the data cable to the available connector. The internal data cable usually has a red stripe to make identification easier.
7 Close the housing and reconnect the external power supply. Plug the external cables back into the computer and reconnect to the power supply. 8 Configure the BIOS. The BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) is accessible during computer start-up. To access the BIOS consult the computer manual to find out with which key press during start-up. Most often, the key is F8. Once in the BIOS change the hard drive setting to "Auto detect." When finished, exit the BIOS and allow the start-up to continue. 9 Format and partition the Windows PC hard drive. Select "Start" from the operating system menu. Choose "Control panel" from the start menu. Next click on "Administrative tools". From the administrative tools menu choose the "Computer management" icon and finally "Disk management." Choose the new hard drive and right click. Select "New partition" from the right click menu. Follow the on-screen option to partition and format the drive the drive. 10 Restart the computer and check the hard drive to ensure it is operating properly.
Seems like a driver error, you must've installed a specific update from Microsoft for that driver, before attempting to install anything. Hopefully, you have kept backups of what was in the server on an external hard-drive or on a file-hosting website.
Have you checked the BIOS?
Check the Backup ROM option (change to Backup ROM)
If you haven't change the Boot Order:
Go into RSBU and change the Order.
Note: If you have Scsi you do not need to do any additional things rather than this.
If your product has a Smart Array Controller, during the POST, press F8 during the Smart Array controller ID to access the configuration utility, delete and re-create the disk array to wipe out whatever might be on the disks. Feel free to contact again.Let me know what happened. Thanks for contacting Fixya!(Please rate the answer as well)
NEVER BUY IBM!!!! THERE HARD DRIVES AND EXTERNAL HARD DRIVES NEVER WORK!!! SAME WITH HITACHI!!! if u wanna good external hard drives check out these links: store.westerndigital.com and http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/products/external/ hope helps :)))
Find the drives on the old server back them up via hard drive or cd/s etc get 2003 windows disc and load in onto new server, then copy over files from old server. Then use a program like nero back it up and have your new server copy all info to old server every week or day.