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      • #2345193
        AskWoody Lounger

        My hard disk containing the WHS V1 operating system (OS) is experiencing bad sector problems and wouldn’t start up the OS resulting in. Memory dump and a blue screen of death.  I took the drive offline and repaired the bad sectors and can. Ow read it’s contents but the OS still won’t boot and gives me a missing file error.   Since I have Woody’s book “Windows Home Server for Dummies” I know I need to do a reinstall but should I try and reinstall the OS on the drive with the bad sectors or should I use a different (used) drive altogether?   And if you recommend a different drive, does it need to be the same (GB) size as the previous one or would any HDD big enough to accommodate the OS work?

        Thanks in advance.

      • #2345252
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        Throw that drive away, it has passed its useful life and will continue to deteriorate.

        Get a new drive and restore the image backup you made before the disk failed. No re-install needed.

        cheers, Paul

      • #2345253
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        Any size disk will work, even a smaller one as long as it is bigger than the data from the old disk.

        cheers, Paul

      • #2345505

        OK, so far so good.  System is up and running but I have to (re)install the drivers.  I remember that I should use the Windows Server 2003 drivers but I get a choice of 32 bit or 64 bit.  I assume it’s the 32 bit drivers but wanted to make sure.

      • #2345959
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        Depends on the OS version. 64 bit OS should use 64 bit drivers.
        If you can’t find 64 use 32.

        cheers, Paul

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