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Scary Flashing Red & Blue hard drive light bars - MX470?


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Normally if there are hardware problems you'll see errors associated with reading/writing files. Could you post the test of a couple of examples that maybe we can dig through?

As for my name, I was in love with compusa back when I was a kid, and well flip that around... I've used this handle since before I graduated high school in 2003, so that's where that part comes from. Nothing too exciting, I'm sorry to say.

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Hey, usacomp2k3 and luke... thanks again for sticking with me. So, some examples from my various WHS logs:

Event Type: Warning
Event Source: CqvSvc.exe
Event Category: None
Event ID: 9000
Date: 2/21/2010
Time: 5:04:44 PM
User: N/A
Computer: HPSERVER
Description:
Exception occurred: System.IO.IOException

Message: The process cannot access the file 'C:\inetpub\intranet\health\health.xml' because it is being used by another process.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

Event Type: Warning
Event Source: HPDiskMon
Event Category: None
Event ID: 0
Date: 2/21/2010
Time: 3:40:47 PM
User: N/A
Computer: HPSERVER
Description:
Webshare user report failed: The operation has timed out

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: HomeServer
Event Category: Backup
Event ID: 266
Date: 2/12/2010
Time: 6:51:11 AM
User: N/A
Computer: HPSERVER
Description:
Restore of MIKE-LAPTOP C:\ by MIKE-PC-WIN7 has failed.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

Event Type: Warning
Event Source: HomeServer
Event Category: Connection
Event ID: 1820
Date: 2/7/2010
Time: 4:35:48 PM
User: N/A
Computer: HPSERVER
Description:
The Windows Home Server Transport Service has detected a flood of unauthenticated incoming connections from IP address 192.168.1.101. Incoming connections from this IP address have been blocked.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: HomeServer
Event Category: Backup
Event ID: 262
Date: 2/3/2010
Time: 12:39:31 AM
User: N/A
Computer: HPSERVER
Description:
Backup of MIKE-LAPTOP C:\ has failed.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: TermServDevices
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1111
Date: 2/21/2010
Time: 5:45:08 PM
User: N/A
Computer: HPSERVER
Description:
Driver EPSON Artisan 810 Series required for printer !!JUDITH-LAPTOP!EPSON Artisan 810 Series is unknown. Contact the administrator to install the driver before you log in again.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: 00 00 00 00 12 0d 00 00 ........

Event Type: Error
Event Source: TermServDevices
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1111
Date: 2/21/2010
Time: 5:44:38 PM
User: N/A
Computer: HPSERVER
Description:
Driver HP Officejet 7200 series required for printer HP Officejet 7200 series is unknown. Contact the administrator to install the driver before you log in again.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: 00 00 00 00 12 0d 00 00 ........

Event Type: Error
Event Source: DCOM
Event Category: None
Event ID: 10010
Date: 2/21/2010
Time: 8:07:13 AM
User: N/A
Computer: HPSERVER
Description:
The server {E579AB5F-1CC4-44B4-BED9-DE0991FF0623} did not register with DCOM within the required timeout.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: VolSnap
Event Category: None
Event ID: 21
Date: 2/20/2010
Time: 1:26:34 AM
User: N/A
Computer: HPSERVER
Description:
The flush and hold operation for volume C: was aborted because of low available system memory.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: 00 00 00 00 02 00 58 00 ......X.
0008: 00 00 00 00 15 00 06 c0 .......

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  • 3 months later...

miker, did you ever resolve this problem?

My EX740 has been manifesting the same symptom for the last few weeks: red/blue flashing lights. Navigating around the WHS console is a bit sluggish but otherwise there are no apparent ill effects. Nothing too noteworthy in the event logs. I see many of the same events that you listed; however, I believe that many of the events are typical for WHS users. Rebooting resolves the problem....but (at least twice now) the symptom has returned.

FWIW, in my case, my drives are getting full. Out of 3.2 TB, I have only about 300 GB free drive space.

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  • 3 weeks later...

Have you tried to schedule a chkdsk on the drives? Did the SMART add-in provide any insight into bad sectors or reallocated sectors? What about reallocation events? Have you considered a server recovery? Do not do a factory reset as this will wipe all your data. The server recovery will reestablish a fresh install and leave your data alone and in the pool. You will need to complete all the MS and HP updates to get the server up to date. Also, need to recreate users, turn on/off duplication etc,. I have had to complete this a couple of times to remedy some sticky issues in the past. Just something to consider if you can not isolate the problem.

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FWIW, in my case, my drives are getting full. Out of 3.2 TB, I have only about 300 GB free drive space.

 

From what I remember, a drive needs a minimum of 15% free space. Less than that leads to rapidly increasing fragmentation issues. Could this be the reason for the flashing lights?

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