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How to installed xp2 in server hp proliant ml 350 my hard drive ok


You may need raid controller driver for HP proliant ml 350. Copy raid controller driver in flopy disc, insert it in flopy drive, insert cd in cd driver, boot server from cd and start installation process, as soon as you see Press F6 if you need to install third party scsi drivers or raid controller, press F6 and follow the instruction. It will then ask you to select RAID driver file and then will continue to windows xp installation.

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Windows 7 laptop won't boot to OS , only has a black screen with a blinking cursor


Insert your system recovery disc to repair your startup.

1. Change your Bios to boot from disc:
When your computer powers on, hit F2 (on some computers, F8 on others). Use your arrow keys and move to the right to your BOOT option. Hit the down arrow until you select your CD/DVD drive. Look at the bottom of your screen, and it should say to change the option hit F7 or F8. Use the specified keys, and move your CD/DVD drive above your hard-drive. Save your settings.

2. Boot from your disc. Insert your system recovery disc and restart your computer. Let the recovery disc load. If the option comes up to hit any button to boot from CD/DVD, then hit any button. Once it loads, it should come to a spot where it wants your language. Select your language, then select the option "Startup Repair". Click on it, and let it repair the startup. If it automatically starts correcting your startup then great! If not, then select your operating system from the list and click the Repair Startup option. Restart your computer, and hopefully it will boot from your hard-drive correctly.

Hope this works.

P.S. If it continues to boot from your recovery disc, then using the same method in step 1, go to your bios, and move your CD/DVD drive below your hard-drive.

Mar 01, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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My hard drive fails and it wont boot. What is the best solution to it?


If its a HP notebook then perform the har drive self test.
Here are the steps below.
Steps for HDD self test.

  1. If the notebook computer is running solely on battery power, plug the AC adapter into the notebook.
  2. Shut down the computer if it is running.
  3. Press the power button to turn on the computer.
  4. Press f10 when the HP/Compaq logo displays.
  5. After the BIOS Setup Utility displays, use the Right Arrow key to select the Diagnostics menu.
  6. Select HDD Self-Test options .
  7. Press enter to display a list of HDD/Self-Test options.
  8. Select Notebook Hard Drive and then press f10 to display an Estimated test time .
  9. Press f10 to continue. The Hard Drive Self Test executes a Quick test , a Comprehensive test, and a SMART test.

If the hard drive fails then surely there is no option other than replacing it....
Please surely buy HP Hard drive.

Jun 14, 2010 | Seagate U6 (ST340810A) 40 GB Hard Drive

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I have a toshiba labtop with 2 hard disks working as raid. but I have formated my computer and now I lost the raid technology , so how can I restore it. I have the recovery CD and it should do it...


u will need a os setup disc which contains sata/raid support. u can make this setup disk. find out which sata/raid text mode drivers needed (i can't tell u which txt mode driver is needed as i don't know the model no. of the laptop)
find textmode driver needed for your model no. using google.
copy os setup disc(windows) on to the hard drive. use nlite to integrate textmode sata/raid driver. burn a bootable disc.
Recovery disc wont work as u have already formatted the drive.

Oct 06, 2009 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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I cannot boot in either safe or normal mode. When attempting to boot in safe mode, the drivers will load, I wait, the screen goes black & I get the words "safe Mode" in all 4 corners, the cursor moves,...


First, check with HP for a boot disk for your particular PC.
You'll probably have to do a reinstall of an operating system, since restore doesn't work. Connect the hard drive to another computer and remove the files you need to save first.

Jul 23, 2009 | Intel Motherboard

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Recovery CD not loading onto Hard Drive.


Your optical drive is not reading the disk properly - a common issue as time goes by. Replace drive with a good known working unit and your recovery operation will take place.

Mar 27, 2017 | Itronix GoBook XR-1 Tablet PC

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Software raid/ide


it won't touch them, it should ask you which partition you want to boot from, or which version of windows if your boot.ini files are on the same drive.

Dec 18, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Raid failure


Not a lot of details, but here is some basic information, assuming you have a Dell with Integrated RAID

Dimension 9150/9200 and XPS systems have RAID, depending on the model the exact troubleshooting differs. At boot, after the Dell screen, you should get the RAID status listing. RAID 0 will either be normal or failed. Raid 1 can be normal, degraded for failed.

If the RAID array was RAID 0 and one of the drives failed, then all data is lost and you'll have to create a new array then reinstall Windows and drivers

If the RAID array was RAID 1, then you may need to add the new drive to the Array, CNTL+I or CNTL+N at boot (Depending on the system model) add the new drive to the array and reboot. If the system still will not boot to Windows, then you may have a software error too with the OS.

If during troubleshooting, the array was broken in the RAID BIOS, then the array will need to be recreated and Windows/Drivers reinstalled.

Jun 11, 2008 | Dell Dimension 2350 PC Desktop

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Biostar P4M800-M7A Motherboard SATA RaiD Mirror Array As C boot Disk


hi, you need not have to upgrade the BIOS,, set the SATA HD on the IDE channel in the BIOS, or what options r avilable for SATA controller, if it is set to RAID, you will need a raid utility to format the SATA, or it wont shoe in windows, let ,e know

Dec 17, 2007 | Biostar P4M800-M7A Motherboard

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Raid w/ hard drive defunct


Well lets make some assumptions
1. You have a Raid 5 System
2. You only have 3 drives in the Raid ARRAY
3. Only 1 drive has failed

To fix the problem you should only need to Replace the Failed Drive
Then start the raid management software or bios
Rebuild the array

If you have more than 1 drive failed in a RAID 5, and still must recover the data it is possible. But very expensive. Still fixable however.

Sep 23, 2007 | IBM xSeries 226 Server

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