Preamble - I support my local church network and server setup. Primarily I aw a network & firewall person. However I do know enough about Windows Server to maintain it - but certainly not the ins & outs of it all.
Problem: In a nutshell they have ignored my advice / warnings to get a secondary DC and today their one and only server fialed big time. It would appear the motherboard is cooked.
No problems thought I - the sata HDD's are raid'ed in a mirror config and we take regualr backups.
However I can't seem to take one of the SATA HDD's and transplant to a.n.other PC. If I do the PC recognises the drive and starts to load and then before anything is shown it reboots. Having tried on a much older PC (and consequently slower) I spot that it is actually BSOD'ing just prior to the reboot.
However 2 is that I can't then boot of the Win2003 Server CD to try a recovery / fix / whatever.
Advice please? And please (if anyone is awake) fairly fast so I can get them back up and running.
Addendum: I have an external sata caddy and am currently doing an additional data backup so that if I have to re-format and start again then so be it. But even if so, how do I get the PC to boot off the W2k3 server CD without constantly re-booting?