Support in other languages: 
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Do you mean 
Welcome to the Lenovo Community

Welcome to the Forums!

Welcome to Lenovo's Peer-to-Peer Discussion Community!
Please note our guidelines. How to register and login and Community FAQs.
System X

Help Lenovo Shape the Future

Help Lenovo understand your issues and concerns
with our Enterprise products. Click here to answer a quick question
server management meet mobile

Introducing the XClarity Mobile app. Find out more

Available now on Google Play and the App Store.
Community Spotlight

Visit the Lenovo Blogs!

Check out the ThinkPad Time Machine
Visit the Community Spotlight Blog
What's DOS?
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎09-08-2011
Location: London UK
0 Kudos

re: TD230 - fails to Boot Windows 2008 server os from Raid drive

Hi All,


I have two Thinkserver TD230 with 4 sas raid 5 hdd configured as one virtual hdd with 2 partitions runninf windows 2008 server os. Server 1 DC and server 2 is member server.


Everythiong was fine until yesterday when a power filre shut the computer down.


Since then the DC server starts  the boot process but does not progress further, whereas server 2 is fine.


The windows repair menu option does not find the raid disks until I add the raid device driver.


I can then see the disks and access them via the command prompt (  from the repair menu).


It seem there is an initial 100mb parition which boots up and is supposed to load the device drivers and then load the main windows OS from the Raid partition.  


It looks like the raid driver fails to load and therefore the OS does not boot.


I have tried the repair option  several times without success.


I am reluctant to restore from a backup image as it is a few days old.


Is there any way to fix this boot problem?