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Plenty of errors in Event log RRS feed

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  • I've had plenty of errors showing up in my event log lately, and when searching for answers, I noticed that people have had errors similar to this years ago. Hopefully someone will be able to point me in the right direction. Not sure if the errors are related or not, but here are some of the most critical ones:

    This one is repeated approx every 12 hours:

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: VSS
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 12289
    Date:  2010-03-18
    Time:  00:00:12
    User:  N/A
    Computer: HOMESERVER
    Description:
    Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error DeviceIoControl(\\?\Volume{941cba05-f064-11de-8646-8eb9a8f65bd1} - 00000174,0x0053c008,00037870,0,00038878,4096,[0]).  hr = 0x80070017.

    Other errors:

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: .NET Runtime 2.0 Error Reporting
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 1000
    Date:  2010-03-16
    Time:  08:01:02
    User:  N/A
    Computer: HOMESERVER
    Description:
    Faulting application w3wp.exe, version 6.0.3790.3959, stamp 45d6968e, faulting module w3cache.dll, version 6.0.3790.3959, stamp 45d70ac2, debug? 0, fault address 0x00003dcd.


    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: Application Error
    Event Category: (100)
    Event ID: 1000
    Date:  2010-03-16
    Time:  08:01:01
    User:  N/A
    Computer: HOMESERVER
    Description:
    Faulting application w3wp.exe, version 6.0.3790.3959, faulting module w3cache.dll, version 6.0.3790.3959, fault address 0x00003dcd.

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: .NET Runtime 2.0 Error Reporting
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 5000
    Date:  2010-03-13
    Time:  20:56:04
    User:  N/A
    Computer: HOMESERVER
    Description:
    EventType clr20r3, P1 homeserverconsole.exe, P2 6.0.0.0, P3 4acceb5f, P4 whscommon, P5 6.0.0.0, P6 4accead8, P7 334, P8 1b, P9 system.invalidoperationexception, P10 NIL.

    Version info:
    Windows Home Server Console: 6.0.2423.0
    Windows Home Server Backup & Restore: 6.0.2423.0
    Windows Home Server Drive Extender: 6.0.2423.0
    Windows Home Server Remote Access: 6.0.2423.0
    Windows Home Server Storage Manager: 6.0.2423.0

    Any suggestions where to start?

    Regards, Bjurran

    Thursday, March 18, 2010 10:27 AM

Answers

  • The server died, and on reboot it never started. connected a monitor and noticed that it was stuck just after bios with the message "Error loading operative system".
    Is it safe to connect the sys drive to another computer and run chkdsk? (I have a usb-sata adapter available...)
    Safe, yes. Useful? Maybe, maybe not. I would say you have a failed system drive; the only solution is to replace it and go through the server recovery process. You'll find a sketchy description here, and more information about what you may lose with the drive here.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    • Marked as answer by Bjurran Saturday, March 27, 2010 11:05 PM
    • Marked as answer by Bjurran Saturday, March 27, 2010 11:06 PM
    Thursday, March 18, 2010 8:40 PM
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  • Got my new hdd today, and realised immediately that I can't do a reinstall as I've added PATA drives after installing whs, which are now disk 0 and 1, and my new system SATA drive will be disk 2. Is a new install without the other drives and restoring my files manually my best option here? or is there some way to trick the install to install to disk 2 instead?
    • Marked as answer by Bjurran Saturday, March 27, 2010 11:06 PM
    Friday, March 26, 2010 4:57 PM
  • Thanks Ken

    I double checked in the bios that my new drive is selected as the first boot drive, however, that didn't help.
    I tried to install using a sandisk cruzer usb-stick, no reinstall option was available. I unplugged all my drives except the new system drive, and started a new install. Installation went fine but crashed when the server OS was installed as no drivers were found to install the memory stick. Could not resume install. No repair install was available when I restarted the installation from the usb-stick.

    Connected a DVD and have now installed a new fresh whs to the server with only the new system drive installed. I have just installed the NIC-drivers and whs is installing 86 new updates while writing this. I guess I'll have to start copying data back to the network shares manually now. The drives I'm about to install are 2 pata drives, 400 GB each and one 1 TB sata drive. My plan is to manually copy the files back from the drives to the shares when the server is updated.

    I have some questions. Will I be able to connect the drives directly to the server and copy the files on the server, or will the fact that I've used these drives as data drives earlier be recognised by whs somehow and cause me more trouble? 

    Yes, you can connect the secondary drives that way.  However, it's not supported.  (And don't even attempt to connect the old primary drive to your new installation.)

    I only have 100 Mbps LAN here, I would prefer installing the drives on the server before copying the filles as that would reduce the time to copy the files. I'm aware I can't intsall the drives as part of the pool until the data is secured, my question is, can I copy the files on the server or do I have to do this over the network? The guide tells me to connect the drive to a whindows pc or a fresh installed whs, is it ok to install the drive to the same whs I'm planning on copying the data to? (Duoble checking as I managed to break the only other backup drive I have apart from the server data drives)

    Thanks for all your kind help!


    • Marked as answer by Bjurran Saturday, March 27, 2010 11:06 PM
    Saturday, March 27, 2010 1:10 AM
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  • What add-ins do you have installed?
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    Thursday, March 18, 2010 11:17 AM
  • What add-ins do you have installed?
    --

    Forgot that part:

    Disk management 1.0.9.8
    Avast! Antivirus 4.8.257
    Advanced Admin Console 0.5.0
    WHS Port Forward 1.0.0.10

    Port forward was used to open a port to my Ventrilo server, however the ventrilo server service is not active atm.

    Thursday, March 18, 2010 11:33 AM
  • Start by running chkdsk on your drives .
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Thursday, March 18, 2010 11:35 AM
    Moderator
  • Start by running chkdsk on your drives .
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)

    Thanks, Will do!
    Is it ok to start this via the console from remote location or do I have to be at site to use RD? (I'm able to open up cmd in advanced admin console)
    Thursday, March 18, 2010 11:47 AM
  • You will be best off using remote desktop. The script in that FAQ will open up additional command prompts, and there will be a reboot or two of your server involved.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Thursday, March 18, 2010 11:56 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks Ken, will try this in a few hours when I get back home.
    Thursday, March 18, 2010 1:25 PM
  • Ken, as this is the first time I'm running chkdsk on whs, I get a bit confused.
    Should the demigrator.exe process use about 70-99% CPU while scanning?
    I got to about 11 % complete, stage 4 of 5 where chkdsk is verifying file data. It's been stuck at 20000 of 27312 files processed for a few hours now.
    Server still responing however... Should I wait a few hours more or reboot?

    (No computers using the server shares atm)
    Thursday, March 18, 2010 7:06 PM
  • The server died, and on reboot it never started. connected a monitor and noticed that it was stuck just after bios with the message "Error loading operative system".
    Is it safe to connect the sys drive to another computer and run chkdsk? (I have a usb-sata adapter available...)
    Thursday, March 18, 2010 7:43 PM
  • The server died, and on reboot it never started. connected a monitor and noticed that it was stuck just after bios with the message "Error loading operative system".
    Is it safe to connect the sys drive to another computer and run chkdsk? (I have a usb-sata adapter available...)
    Safe, yes. Useful? Maybe, maybe not. I would say you have a failed system drive; the only solution is to replace it and go through the server recovery process. You'll find a sketchy description here, and more information about what you may lose with the drive here.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    • Marked as answer by Bjurran Saturday, March 27, 2010 11:05 PM
    • Marked as answer by Bjurran Saturday, March 27, 2010 11:06 PM
    Thursday, March 18, 2010 8:40 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks Ken
    It seems like the data partition is still working. I'm copying all the data just in case. All other drives should be working.
    Unfortunatelly I don't have a spare drive with the same size, will have to wait until the end of the month and get myself a new one...

    I just realised that I've been lucky. When I unplugged the drive I noticed that it's a very old drive. It's a 250 GB sata from Feb 2004. A drive surviving 6 years isn't bad.
    Note to self, never ever trust a drive that old again. (I was not planning to use that drive as a system drive, but got the sata cables mixed up when I installed it the first time)
    Thursday, March 18, 2010 9:22 PM
  • Thanks Ken
    It seems like the data partition is still working. I'm copying all the data just in case. All other drives should be working.
    Unfortunatelly I don't have a spare drive with the same size, will have to wait until the end of the month and get myself a new one...

    The new drive doesn't have to be the same size as the old one.  The only stipulation for the primary drive is that it must be at least 80 GB.  (Besides, do they even make 250 GB drives any more?  :)  )

    I just realised that I've been lucky. When I unplugged the drive I noticed that it's a very old drive. It's a 250 GB sata from Feb 2004. A drive surviving 6 years isn't bad.
    Note to self, never ever trust a drive that old again. (I was not planning to use that drive as a system drive, but got the sata cables mixed up when I installed it the first time)

    Thursday, March 18, 2010 10:21 PM
    Moderator
  • The new drive doesn't have to be the same size as the old one.  The only stipulation for the primary drive is that it must be at least 80 GB.  (Besides, do they even make 250 GB drives any more?  :)  )


    That's good news. I assumed that I needed the same size or more to restore, sort of the way the client restor requires the same size or greater.

    Yes, they still make 250 GB drives. like this one from wdc. I'm atually using the RE3 series in my main desktop computer, and I love the speed. I'm using 500 GB with 113 MB/s, Host to/from drive (sustained).

    Friday, March 19, 2010 7:46 AM
  • Got my new hdd today, and realised immediately that I can't do a reinstall as I've added PATA drives after installing whs, which are now disk 0 and 1, and my new system SATA drive will be disk 2. Is a new install without the other drives and restoring my files manually my best option here? or is there some way to trick the install to install to disk 2 instead?
    • Marked as answer by Bjurran Saturday, March 27, 2010 11:06 PM
    Friday, March 26, 2010 4:57 PM
  • See if you can specify (in your server's BIOS) which disk should be booted from first. Failing that, get the PATA drives out of your server (even if that means that you lose backups), then recover files in your shares using that FAQ as a guide.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Friday, March 26, 2010 6:15 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks Ken

    I double checked in the bios that my new drive is selected as the first boot drive, however, that didn't help.
    I tried to install using a sandisk cruzer usb-stick, no reinstall option was available. I unplugged all my drives except the new system drive, and started a new install. Installation went fine but crashed when the server OS was installed as no drivers were found to install the memory stick. Could not resume install. No repair install was available when I restarted the installation from the usb-stick.

    Connected a DVD and have now installed a new fresh whs to the server with only the new system drive installed. I have just installed the NIC-drivers and whs is installing 86 new updates while writing this. I guess I'll have to start copying data back to the network shares manually now. The drives I'm about to install are 2 pata drives, 400 GB each and one 1 TB sata drive. My plan is to manually copy the files back from the drives to the shares when the server is updated.

    I have some questions. Will I be able to connect the drives directly to the server and copy the files on the server, or will the fact that I've used these drives as data drives earlier be recognised by whs somehow and cause me more trouble? I only have 100 Mbps LAN here, I would prefer installing the drives on the server before copying the filles as that would reduce the time to copy the files. I'm aware I can't intsall the drives as part of the pool until the data is secured, my question is, can I copy the files on the server or do I have to do this over the network? The guide tells me to connect the drive to a whindows pc or a fresh installed whs, is it ok to install the drive to the same whs I'm planning on copying the data to? (Duoble checking as I managed to break the only other backup drive I have apart from the server data drives)

    Thanks for all your kind help!

    Friday, March 26, 2010 7:29 PM
  • I have now installed the drives on the server again, copying data from the shares back to the shares. Should I copy anything else from the drives apart from the DE\shares?
    Friday, March 26, 2010 9:53 PM
  • Thanks Ken

    I double checked in the bios that my new drive is selected as the first boot drive, however, that didn't help.
    I tried to install using a sandisk cruzer usb-stick, no reinstall option was available. I unplugged all my drives except the new system drive, and started a new install. Installation went fine but crashed when the server OS was installed as no drivers were found to install the memory stick. Could not resume install. No repair install was available when I restarted the installation from the usb-stick.

    Connected a DVD and have now installed a new fresh whs to the server with only the new system drive installed. I have just installed the NIC-drivers and whs is installing 86 new updates while writing this. I guess I'll have to start copying data back to the network shares manually now. The drives I'm about to install are 2 pata drives, 400 GB each and one 1 TB sata drive. My plan is to manually copy the files back from the drives to the shares when the server is updated.

    I have some questions. Will I be able to connect the drives directly to the server and copy the files on the server, or will the fact that I've used these drives as data drives earlier be recognised by whs somehow and cause me more trouble? 

    Yes, you can connect the secondary drives that way.  However, it's not supported.  (And don't even attempt to connect the old primary drive to your new installation.)

    I only have 100 Mbps LAN here, I would prefer installing the drives on the server before copying the filles as that would reduce the time to copy the files. I'm aware I can't intsall the drives as part of the pool until the data is secured, my question is, can I copy the files on the server or do I have to do this over the network? The guide tells me to connect the drive to a whindows pc or a fresh installed whs, is it ok to install the drive to the same whs I'm planning on copying the data to? (Duoble checking as I managed to break the only other backup drive I have apart from the server data drives)

    Thanks for all your kind help!


    • Marked as answer by Bjurran Saturday, March 27, 2010 11:06 PM
    Saturday, March 27, 2010 1:10 AM
    Moderator