The LC3 had a HW error that caused this. I think which slot the video card was in. I'll ask around and see if I can find out the details. This didn't happen on NT4, only 2k (and maybe 3K), kl _____ From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Toby Bierly Sent: Tuesday, September 07, 2004 3:07 PM To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [windows2000] A disk read error occurred I'm am trying to restore a single Exchange mailbox by restoring the entire Exchange database from a backup tape to an old server and then transferring the data for the mailbox I want via a .pst file (according to the steps outlined in Microsoft KB813337). The first thing I tried to do was install Windows Small Business Server 2000 on the old server because it needs to be the same as the current Exchange server. So I booted the old server with the SBS2000 CD, deleted the partitions (they were too small), created 1 new larger partition, and tried to continue setup. It copied all the files over to the hard drive and then automatically rebooted. On the reboot, when it tries to boot from the hard drive, I get the following error: A Disk Read Error Occurred Press Ctrl-Alt-Del to Restart This is on an HP NetServer LC3. I have tried reformatting again, clearing the cmos via a switch on the motherboard, etc., but with no luck. I can boot from the cd and get into recovery console where I can access the C:\ drive and all the install files seem to be copied there just fine. I googled for that error and came up with ideas like clearing cmos, loose cables, format from inside the recovery console (I tried this with the command "format c:" -- is there a better way), flashing the bios (whatever that means), etc. None of them seemed to help. The server had been sitting around for a while (about 1 year), but I booted it up and everything worked fine before I tried to reformat and install SBS2000). SBS 4.5 was installed (NT Server). So I seriously doubt it is loose cable, a bad hard drive, or anything like that. Any ideas? Thanks! Toby ----------------------------------------- The information contained in this transmission may contain privileged and confidential information and is intended only for the use of the person(s) named above. If you are not the intended recipient, or an employee or agent responsible for delivering this message to the intended recipient, any review, dissemination, distribution or duplication of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender immediately by reply e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Please note that we do not accept account orders and/or instructions by e-mail, and therefore will not be responsible for carrying out such orders and/or instructions. If you, as the intended recipient of this message, the purpose of which is to inform and update our clients, prospects and consultants of developments relating to our services and products, would not like to receive further e-mail correspondence from the sender, please "reply" to the sender indicating your wishes. In the U.S.: 1345 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10105.