02-19-2014 06:46 PM
Can you see your server on your network? How is your server and your Pc's for that matter getting their IP addresses? Fixed or DHCP?
Assuming everything is plugged into an ethernet router log on to the router to see if you see all your devices.
02-19-2014 07:45 PM
scroll up and read my post after walter and READ it Carefully...it will give you a CLUE on how to get yer server started and Seen....mine was a PITA as well...but after fiddling with it and harrassing TOM and JEFF....i got it to work..so DO NOT Give UP easily...HP are always a PAIN :) but it WILL work...unless there is a Hardware issue...and i'm betting you don't have that Issue :)
these 2 guys are THE BEST...and i'm a tech...so yer in good hands... just watch out for jeff...he smiles alot (not sure why)...LOL
02-20-2014 03:55 AM - edited 02-20-2014 04:00 AM
No, I cannot see the server on my network. The ethernet port on the back of the server is blinking as if there is activity there but when I log into my router (running Tomato using DCHP), it says there is nothing connected to that physical port.
The PC (Windows 7) is using an auto IP, not static. If it's relevant, I log into my router using 192.168.1.x. Is it possible the previous ownder perhaps set up the server with a different subnet?
I"ve tried resetting the router but no luck. Still solid read health port.
Thanks for your reply as well Daniel. I'm hoping to avoid the full reinstall if possible but will keep your post in mind if I have to go that route.
02-20-2014 07:18 PM
Well this is embarrassing. Followed the directions to reinstall OS, which ultimately failed because there is no drive in the unit! Seller told me 1tb drive was intact but I didn't check and now see all four bays are empty. **bleep**.
02-21-2014 12:56 PM
well hell...thats easy to fix :)
try this at Newegg
have fun :)
06-04-2014 10:55 AM
I have no idea if the recovery disc will work with an EX470. If I were you, I'd just try it and see. The process should be the same. I'm sorry I cannot be more difinitive than that.
11-21-2014 10:15 PM
Thank you , Thank you for your recovery disks!!!!
My 5 year old EX495 bit the dust the other day. Luckly I backed the family photos that where on it, to the cloud, but I ripped some DVDs to it, and the kids where use to watching some of their shows.....anyways....
My HP disks where long gone, and Google searching, I found I needed thoses disks to get the server back up and going.
I came across this forum, downloaded the disks. Replaced the system hard drive in the server, and as able to recover the server and still have the data on the other drives in tact!
Just finished this an hour ago.