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    Server HDD swap

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    For my home network, been running VMWare with Windows server 2008 on my Dell Optiplex 745. The Dell has died and so purchased a a new HP microserver. I have swapped HDDs but it hasn't recognised this - whats going on?

    Any ideas?

    Thanks
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    Drive Died ? Use something like GParted (Live CD) see if it is picked up by that (Partition software) also look in the BIOS see if the BIOS has recognised it - if the BIOS hasn't however then I'd check the drive is seated in the drive array properly - I also have a HP Micro-server and have not had a problem with drives so I'd suspect you have a dead drive.

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    Plus you are not going to get an instantly working system swapping the drive from one type of machine to another anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiran View Post
    running VMware with Windows Server 2008 on my Dell Optiplex 745.
    ESXi or Workstation?

    Quote Originally Posted by kiran View Post
    The Dell has died and so purchased a a new HP microserver. I have swapped HDDs but it hasn't recognised this - whats going on?
    As Plexer mentioned above, you are going to need to do more than just swapping the drives when going from an Intel-based PC to an AMD-based PC.

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    If the drive is working - complete reformat!



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