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  • WHS Console crashes after clicking "Settings"

    Googling and searching he forum didn't turn up anything useful. Probably my search terms.

    When I click on Settings in the main WHS Console window it crashes. This prevents me from ever changing any settings.
    Everything else works including backups and all the other Console functions except when Settings is clicked on. The console and everything worked for months until just recently.

    It appears that the settings file is corrupted, but I can't find any way to repair, restore, or reinstall WHS. After clicking Settings the settings dialog window usually appears in an incomplete state and then the Console disappears. There's no opportunity to do anything. It crashes regardless of OS version (XP or Vista, 32 or 64 bit).

    A way to restore the settings file would be best. If WHS has to be reloaded can that be done without loosing the file system?

    Thanks.
    Tuesday, January 5, 2010 10:44 PM

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  • I checked the install CD without finding it. The only option available was new installation that intended to wipe all disks. How is Server Reinstallation or Server Recovery invoked or is it  on another DVD?

    The system is a DIY system built around a Gigabyte mainboard with standard WHS software.
    It's on the same DVD.  In order for it to show up, you need to make sure all of your drives are visible in the Load Additional Storage Drivers window (and use additional driver if they're not) and make sure your primary drive is the first drive WHS sees, which is usually done by making sure it's plugged into the first port on your motherboard.
    Thursday, January 7, 2010 12:16 AM
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  • WHS Console crashes after clicking "Settings"

    Googling and searching he forum didn't turn up anything useful. Probably my search terms.

    When I click on Settings in the main WHS Console window it crashes. This prevents me from ever changing any settings.
    Everything else works including backups and all the other Console functions except when Settings is clicked on. The console and everything worked for months until just recently.

    It appears that the settings file is corrupted, but I can't find any way to repair, restore, or reinstall WHS. After clicking Settings the settings dialog window usually appears in an incomplete state and then the Console disappears. There's no opportunity to do anything. It crashes regardless of OS version (XP or Vista, 32 or 64 bit).

    A way to restore the settings file would be best. If WHS has to be reloaded can that be done without loosing the file system?

    Thanks.
    There is a special install mode called Server Reinstallation (or Server Recovery on some OEM models).  It wipes the OS partition, but leaves the data alone.  Once it's complete, you just re-create your users and re-install any add-ins/apps.
    Wednesday, January 6, 2010 2:57 AM
    Moderator
  • I checked the install CD without finding it. The only option available was new installation that intended to wipe all disks. How is Server Reinstallation or Server Recovery invoked or is it  on another DVD?

    The system is a DIY system built around a Gigabyte mainboard with standard WHS software.
    Wednesday, January 6, 2010 4:47 AM
  • I checked the install CD without finding it. The only option available was new installation that intended to wipe all disks. How is Server Reinstallation or Server Recovery invoked or is it  on another DVD?

    The system is a DIY system built around a Gigabyte mainboard with standard WHS software.
    It's on the same DVD.  In order for it to show up, you need to make sure all of your drives are visible in the Load Additional Storage Drivers window (and use additional driver if they're not) and make sure your primary drive is the first drive WHS sees, which is usually done by making sure it's plugged into the first port on your motherboard.
    Thursday, January 7, 2010 12:16 AM
    Moderator
  • ok.. suppose I have a Belinea HomeServer and the recovery program on the CD crashes upon startup in Windows7 64Bit. What are my options apart from installing XP/Vista to one of my client computers to perform the recovery of the WHS? Is there a possibility to do something via Remote connection on the server itself?
    __________________________ Andreas Balzer Microsoft Student Partners email: andreas.balzer@studentpartners.de
    Friday, January 15, 2010 11:42 PM
  • ok.. suppose I have a Belinea HomeServer and the recovery program on the CD crashes upon startup in Windows7 64Bit. What are my options apart from installing XP/Vista to one of my client computers to perform the recovery of the WHS? Is there a possibility to do something via Remote connection on the server itself?
    __________________________ Andreas Balzer Microsoft Student Partners email: andreas.balzer@studentpartners.de
    If you have a pre-built server (such as the HP MSS), you need to run the recovery DVD from a 32-bit client.
    Saturday, January 16, 2010 12:49 AM
    Moderator
  • I see. Let's find out whether Windows PE will do the trick. Then I wouldn't need to install an OS to another partition.

    Aem.. I found an error in my Application event log that is triggered as soon as I click the settings button. Does that potentially help to trace the error? btw.. Is there any log that keeps track of addins?

    Ereignistyp: Fehler
    Ereignisquelle: .NET Runtime 2.0 Error Reporting
    Ereigniskategorie: Keine
    Ereigniskennung: 5000
    Datum:  16.01.2010
    Zeit:  01:53:38
    Benutzer:  Nicht zutreffend
    Computer: ANDREAS-SERVER
    Beschreibung:
    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 n3ctrye2kn3c34sgl4zqyrbfte4m13nb, P10 NIL.

    Weitere Informationen über die Hilfe- und Supportdienste erhalten Sie unter http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
    Daten:
    0000: 63 00 6c 00 72 00 32 00   c.l.r.2.
    0008: 30 00 72 00 33 00 2c 00   0.r.3.,.
    0010: 20 00 68 00 6f 00 6d 00    .h.o.m.
    0018: 65 00 73 00 65 00 72 00   e.s.e.r.
    0020: 76 00 65 00 72 00 63 00   v.e.r.c.
    0028: 6f 00 6e 00 73 00 6f 00   o.n.s.o.
    0030: 6c 00 65 00 2e 00 65 00   l.e...e.
    0038: 78 00 65 00 2c 00 20 00   x.e.,. .
    0040: 36 00 2e 00 30 00 2e 00   6...0...
    0048: 30 00 2e 00 30 00 2c 00   0...0.,.
    0050: 20 00 34 00 61 00 63 00    .4.a.c.
    0058: 63 00 65 00 62 00 35 00   c.e.b.5.
    0060: 66 00 2c 00 20 00 77 00   f.,. .w.
    0068: 68 00 73 00 63 00 6f 00   h.s.c.o.
    0070: 6d 00 6d 00 6f 00 6e 00   m.m.o.n.
    0078: 2c 00 20 00 36 00 2e 00   ,. .6...
    0080: 30 00 2e 00 30 00 2e 00   0...0...
    0088: 30 00 2c 00 20 00 34 00   0.,. .4.
    0090: 61 00 63 00 63 00 65 00   a.c.c.e.
    0098: 61 00 64 00 38 00 2c 00   a.d.8.,.
    00a0: 20 00 33 00 33 00 34 00    .3.3.4.
    00a8: 2c 00 20 00 31 00 62 00   ,. .1.b.
    00b0: 2c 00 20 00 6e 00 33 00   ,. .n.3.
    00b8: 63 00 74 00 72 00 79 00   c.t.r.y.
    00c0: 65 00 32 00 6b 00 6e 00   e.2.k.n.
    00c8: 33 00 63 00 33 00 34 00   3.c.3.4.
    00d0: 73 00 67 00 6c 00 34 00   s.g.l.4.
    00d8: 7a 00 71 00 79 00 72 00   z.q.y.r.
    00e0: 62 00 66 00 74 00 65 00   b.f.t.e.
    00e8: 34 00 6d 00 31 00 33 00   4.m.1.3.
    00f0: 6e 00 62 00 20 00 4e 00   n.b. .N.
    00f8: 49 00 4c 00 0d 00 0a 00   I.L.....

    UPDATE: What I wanted to mention: A sfc /scannow didn't bring up any errors.

    Andreas


    __________________________ Andreas Balzer Microsoft Student Partners email: andreas.balzer@studentpartners.de
    • Edited by Andreas Balzer Saturday, January 16, 2010 12:59 AM updated
    Saturday, January 16, 2010 12:56 AM