Home Server PC Issue.
Well, I'm getting several issues wiht my home server pc that's rather pissing me off right now.
Currently the original OS drive keeps booting to disk check, successfully completes it then stops a few seconds after it says it's loading windows and reboots into the whole ordeal.
Figured it was a dead/dying hard drive, though no click of death. I swapped in one of my known working HTPC hard drives, boots until I see it say it's loading windows, 1-2 seconds it in reboots the system and wants to do a start up repair (with nothing ever done/fixed).
Is it possible I have a dying/dead sata cable, power cable, or sata port, because I can't see a known working hdd doing this otherwise.
Just tried the following changes:
Different sata cable
Different power cable
Different Sata port
All yield the same results, I'm guessing it's moreso now something on the rest of the system's side. RAM, CPU or mobo (though the mobo part I would have though be the sata port)
Sounds like a windows problem.. What OS is it? Gonna guess Vista or 7 since XP will just blue screen in a different rig.
Try a repair disc for simplicity.
If you can, put the screwed up drive in a different computer, read its boot sector with EasyBCD and go from there. Might have to install the default BCD for your OS or something.
They are both Windows 7, pulled a third Win 7 boot os drive I haven't touched in a long time (it was the sega genesis mod build drive) and I've successfully gotten into windows.
You got into windows from other drives, or the one with issues?
It doesn't really matter what other drives boot fine, it's the one with issues that is solely at fault.
Put it through chkdsk, a repair, a boot manager, something like that...
I only got into windows on my third hard drive, the one that hasn't been used in 2 years and was originally in my Sega Genesis mod build
Before you got success with the third drive, my guess would have been sata controller. Really hard to say, odd problem and not an easy diagnosis.
Have you done any windows up..windows driver updates lately? And then this issue cropped up?
Not to my knowledge, have the third hdd updated to the most recent Windows patches and such now, no issues.
If this is anything like when my EVGA MB, I am thinking your MB is dying a slow death. It took 4-6 months for my EVGA MB to finally die. Every once in awhile the system would do some odd thing...one was it wouldn't boot into windows and then it would be something else (eventually it would go into windows after a few attempts). It could go many days ..maybe even a couple weeks before something happened.
Or it could be the PS dying slow. But I am leaning more towards MB.
Try putting one of the current suspected bad hard drives in it again and see if the system acts up again.
If it is the MB...you won't know for sure till it dies (I reckon). Perhaps it was 2 HD's that were the issue...only time will tell now.
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