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DL380 G4 +MSA 30 + 6402 + Windows 2003 Server boot problem

 
Graham R Mills
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DL380 G4 +MSA 30 + 6402 + Windows 2003 Server boot problem

Hi

We are setting up HP DL380 with an MSA 30 / 6402.
The problem is that it will not boot past the windows 2003 loading screen when plugged in.

You can boot to windows 2003 when the MSA 30 is un-plugged, then plug it in and run the array manager where it detects and creates arrays ok.

I have updated what seems to be all the drivers and firmware.
Everything seems to work ok except windows not booting when its plugged in!

I hope someone can help as this is really annoying.

Cheers Graham
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Kedd Guyton
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Re: DL380 G4 +MSA 30 + 6402 + Windows 2003 Server boot problem

Where is the OS booting from, internal storage connected to the SA-6i, or external storage, the MSA-30 connected to the SA-6402?

Is the array -> logical drive -> partition the first array created on that smart array controller?

Is the appropriate smart array controller selected in both the ORCA and the RBSU?

If the SA-6402 is detected before the SA-6i by Windows, regardless of which sequence they appear during POST, you may need to check the BOOT.INI.

Do you have only one Primary Partition? Only one marked Active?