I just did a Veeam bare metal restore of a small Server 2016 machine and it is almost completely unresponsive. Why?
1. Log on to the machine. Yes, this could take half an hour.
2. Press Ctrl-Alt-Del and start Task Manager. This gives you slightly elevated priority.
3. In Task Manager, select File > Run new task. Start powershell.exe as Administrator. Optionally, find powershell.exe in the Details window and elevate it to High priority.
3. Use this PowerShell commands to get recent events:
Get-EventLog -LogName System -Newest 20
In this case, I saw lots of storahci Warnings in here.
I also ran this command to get the recent Application log events:
Get-EventLog -LogName Application -Newest 20
Several messages from SQL server, but I assume SQL’s problems are due to the storahci problems.
To see the full message (including the EventID), run these commands until you have captured one of the offending events:
$e = Get-EventLog -LogName System -Newest 1
Then run this command to see the events details:
e$ | Select-Object –Property *
A couple other useful commands that you can run from Task Manager or PowerShell:
devmgmt.msc – start Device Manager
powercfg.cpl – start Power Options (Control Panel)
eventvwr.exe – start Event Viewer