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I have a Dell PowerEdge 2500 sever that WAS working, It was booted up and running windows server 2k3. I thought one of the drivers was failing (bearing noise) and not even thinking about it, pulled drives out one by one to see if the noise stopped, but I later found out it was one of the power supplies.... But now, it won't boot up. It says "No boot device available" and theres an orange flashing light on the front, and 2 of the 5 drives are flashing orange lights.

Did I kill my drives?
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It might be possible but if your drives were setup in a RAID array and you pulled them out one by one when it was powered on, you might have killed the RAID array.
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Originally Posted by jibesh View Post

It might be possible but if your drives were setup in a RAID array and you pulled them out one by one when it was powered on, you might have killed the RAID array.

Killed it has in, won't ever work again.. Or killed as in I need to reconfigure everything, Or Reinstall the OS?
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Killed it has in, won't ever work again.. Or killed as in I need to reconfigure everything, Or Reinstall the OS?

Killed it as in reconfigure/reinstall things. I suppose there could be a rather small chance of the drive being dead, but it is not likely.
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