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New Server

Posted in I.T. Support by Chucky on the March 17th, 2007

So we took the leap and bought a new server. The need for more serious grunt warrants the cost! So I decided to setup the box myself, during spare time, and tonight it decided to show me this message:

OS/2 !! SYS01475
OS/2 !! SYS02027

So I Googled it and came up with the solutions to fix the boot sectors, do this, do that. Then I read some more and some intelligent person posted “Make sure there is no floppy in the drive..”. This guy deserves a gold medal because that’s all it was. So I pushed that little button and woosh, back on track.

This brings me to my next point. Why are we still using floppy drives?? Try and install Windows Server 2003 on a machine with any sort of RAID controller, you better make sure you have a floppy drive! But if you’re tech in this industry, you already have your own USB floppy drive, right? Get one! You WILL need it and you don’t want to be hunting for a computer shop in the middle of a Sunday during your big weekend setup!

The next version of Windows (Whatever breed it be) better be able to accept USB sticks, CD-ROMs, whatever when it comes to installing custom drivers.

And finally, where is my boot-cd from Microsoft (I’m not paying for this by the way) that you just put in, and it does a CHKDSK (Auto-magically) without even asking anyone, anything. This would save at least $1 Million dollars in IT Support calls in Australia per year alone.

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