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help ''' i had a hard disk crash and tried to restore from the whs but the restore disk does not see the network card built in on the m/b RRS feed

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  • i had a hard disk crash and tried to restore from the whs but the restore disk does not see  the network card built in on the m/b. i then installed the xp from scratch and the connection software says that the remote connector has expired. what do i do now ? . what good is this software if it doesn't work. i bought and paid for NOTHING.
    Monday, October 12, 2009 6:52 PM

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  • Sounds like you needed to install the NIC drivers for your motherboard. The software does work, I'm living proof that it does. There are too many happy users out there for it not to work.

    You should read the forums and also the documentation with WHS. Lots of good information covered in both places.

    Cruise
    Monday, October 12, 2009 9:23 PM
  • Please open the backup in WHS console on another machine. Select volume C: and select the folder with the Windows Home Server drivers. Copy this folder to an USB drive. Insert the USB drive on the machine you want to restore. When the dialog for the detected devices is shown click to search for additional drivers.

    Should this procedure fail to load your NIC drivers then please read this article here: http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/whsfaq/thread/b14e3cf2-7b02-4569-8c26-c75b7a58d6e7. This applies to some other network cards also (for example Broadcom).
    LightsOut - Power Management for Windows Home Server http://www.home-server-blog.de/add-ins/lightsout/#en
    Tuesday, October 13, 2009 5:57 AM
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  • If you have a second client PC at your hands you also can try the FAQ
    How to restore a client PC, if the network connection does not work in the CD based restore environment
    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf

    Tuesday, October 13, 2009 8:48 AM
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