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Windows Home Server Hangs on Restart (HP Mediasmart EX485)

Windows Home Server Hangs on Restart (HP Mediasmart EX485)

I have an HP Mediasmart EX485 Windows Home Server, and I will sometimes find it stuck in the morning with a blinking blue server light. (Power is solid, network is off, server is blinking). Some investigation suggested that it is hanging on a reboot. Hard power cycling the unit recovers it.

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"It turns out it was a bad disk. A HP support rep had me remove both additional disks that I had added (2 extra 1 TB drives). After that the problem could not be reproduced, until I put them back in. His theory was that the system was running chkdsk, which was taking a long time, as well as possibly stopping to ask a question, which would have hung, given the headless scenario.

This fixed my issue.

Check for bad drives."