Supermicro PDSME+ MBD
Adaptec 4805S RAID6
Had a power failure, damaged boot sector, can't boot into Win2K. :ast time it happened I was able to use Clonezilla successfully.
Started Clonezilla, after about the first screen, I see a bunch of "9" s (the number nine) while the console output is waiting. The string continues endlessly. In some cases I can hit "enter" and it is accepted.
When I enter the "DOS GUI" things are normal.
When I get back to console and need to type "y" or "yes" I cannot as the number 9 is continuously displayed. Can't proceed.
I swapped keyboards, PS2 and USB, tried both versions of Clonezilla above, without success.
I tried my Clonezillla CD on another system and it works.
So, apparently it is specific to my "failed" system. I am able to now boot that system and I suppose I can reboot into Clonezilla to see exactly where the 9's start. If tht would help I'll do it but I'm hesitant for now while I backup this system and ensure it is functional. I don;t want to shut it down when it appears to be working and not have it reboot just to resolve the CZ issue - which isn't an issue not that I have booted.
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