Windows Home Server 2011: Primary disc fail - how to recover? RRS feed

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    I got a Windows Home Server 2011 with a total of 6 large (1.5 TB+) hard drives.

    After years of uptime my primary disc stared to get really slow and showed lots of read errors and finally stop working - disc failure in short.

    It was a Western Digital WD20EARS drive, it’s within warranty so I will get a new one... but...

    I do not have any mirrored copy of the prime drive (all other… L). I do get a copy of the failed disc, but as it had several cluster errors the files might be a bit corrupt. It’s not possible to boot from the new drive anyway, I get told to start the repair from DVD’s.

    The repair asks for a mirror/backup which I don’t have… what’s my options? I do have the failed disc and I am able to copy most of my files including Windows directory etc. But I am not able to boot on it…

    Sunday, September 1, 2013 9:25 PM

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