new member needs help with hp mediasmart server ex490

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by pudsmak, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. pudsmak

    pudsmak MDL Novice

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    hi all im new to all this and im after some help with my hp mediasmart server ex490
    i got this off a local site with out any hard drives i put 4 1 tb hard drives into it but it keeps failing is there any way i can do it via usb thanks for any help given
     
  2. redroad

    redroad MDL Guru

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    #2 redroad, Apr 12, 2012
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    First things first,welcome!

    What operating system? and does your bios provide an option to boot from USB?

    the operating system will limit the hard drive size.
     
  3. pudsmak

    pudsmak MDL Novice

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    hi its windows home server i just got hold of a Debug Board so i can plug screen and keyboard into it couldnt say if it gives me the option of usb i have looked around and people seem to think it does
     
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    redroad MDL Guru

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    the 4 1tb drives will have to be set up to overcome HD size limitation
     
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    redroad MDL Guru

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    Sorry I misspoke I was looking at the OS options for unit and thinking about xp and server 2003. USB should work with whs. Is it whs 2011?
     
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  7. pudsmak

    pudsmak MDL Novice

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    can i make a boot usb from the cds i got with the hp server
     
  8. redroad

    redroad MDL Guru

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    Maybe easier to download .. What WHS version? Is it WHS 2011?
     
  9. pudsmak

    pudsmak MDL Novice

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    think its whs 2011
     
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