Trying to do a Server Recovery and can't get past step 1 RRS feed

  • Question

  • WHS v1. Server began to act very strange - sits at 50 % CPU usage for several minutes and then locks up. Can't do anything to get it work right and attempt a Server Recovery.

    Everything is fine with the computer hardware and check the disks in a XP PC. Boot off the installation DVD and I get up to Collecting Information, Select Regional and Keyboard Settings. The Time and currency & Keyboard or Input method pull downs are blank with nothing to pick. If I just click on next the computer reboots. Not happy.

    I didn't reformat the OS drive since I'm making no changes to the two additional data hard drives.

    Saturday, December 4, 2010 12:13 AM


  • Ok, got past step 1 and several other. Right now the installation is going through 102 updates.

    What I now know is that Disk 0, the one with the OS has to be blank. Once I deleted the two partitions everything moved right along. Since the data disks were present, the install defaulted to recovery.

    • Marked as answer by b_rubenstein Saturday, December 4, 2010 4:29 AM
    Saturday, December 4, 2010 4:29 AM