Harddisk problem or WHS system problem? My Acer H340 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I bought my Acer H340 about 2 years ago. It worked well in the last two years. However, 1 week ago, after i restarted the WHS system, the homeserver did not work again. The light of network card did not flash. The light of the hard disk remained off. I thought the Homeserver did not enter the WHS system. Since Acer H340 homeserver is headless. I had to buy a debug card which offers the port for video out. In the BIOS self-test, the hard disk test is OK. But just after the self-test, the process stopped. The screen give out the information like this

    "Immediately back-up your data an replace your hard disk drive. A failure may be imminent. Press F1 to continue".

    After I pressed F1 button, the WHS could not be lanched normally. WHS  could only be accessed via the safe model. In the safe model, the Intel Matrix storage manager showed that the Hard disk is failed in S.M.A.R.T. However,the copy and delete operation in the disk are still OK.

    Is this a problem of hard disk or WHS software? Will it be helpfull if I reinstall the WHS or format my hard disk.?

    Looking forword to an answer. Thank you.

    Monday, September 24, 2012 3:57 PM

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  • I would take the HDD out of your server and attach it to another PC and find out if there is a hardware problem that way.

    Phil P.S. If you find my comment helpful or if it answers your question, please mark it as such.

    Monday, September 24, 2012 4:27 PM