System Hanging up when adding a hard drive to a Windows Home Server. RRS feed

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  • I have an HP Smartmedia 487 server. I am getting errors
    that one of my drives is starting to fail. So I backed up all
    of my files, and am trying to add another drive. I purchased a 1 TB WD Caviar Black Drive that has 32 MB of
    Cache. Per everything I have read, I placed a jumper on pins 7&8. I have placed the
    drive into an open slot on my server. The system recognizes it, but when I go
    to the console and add it, it goes through the formatting process fine, then
    when it says "Adding Hard Drive" it locks up my server. I can no
    longer connect to it, the only way I can get a response is to power it down and
    power it back up.<o:p></o:p>

    Now I am getting a message that says my trial of Home server is over. Not sure what that means.<o:p></o:p>

    I have been working on this for over a week and I really have not had any
    luck getting and help, so any help would be appreciated.<o:p></o:p>

    Am I doing something wrong?<o:p></o:p>

    Do I need to just remove the bad drive and then try to add the good drive?<o:p></o:p>

    Do I need to do an entire system reset?<o:p></o:p>

    Thursday, May 24, 2012 5:37 PM

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  • Over 100 views and not a single response.  Nice.
    Monday, May 28, 2012 4:17 PM