Windows 2000 Server - Disk Manager sees new drive, I can format and add drive letter, but drive does not show up in My Computer.
Posted on 2003-10-28
I added a Western Digital WD1200JB 120 GB drive to this server as extra capacity for file storage. The drive shows up in Disk Manager. I can create a volume, partition it, format it, assign drive letters, etc. The drive shows up as healthy, with an assigned drive letter (e:). However, I cannot access it. If I try to open the drive in Disk Manager (right-click, open) I get "The system cannot find the file specified." If I try to access the drive through Windows Explorer, it is not there. I only see c: and d:.
I have tried both Dynamic and Basic disks. I have tried partitioning the volume to 80 GB and 40 GB. The partition worked fine, but I still could not see the new partitions in Windows Explorer, only in Disk Manager. And I get the same error "The system cannot find the file specified," when I try to open it in Disk Manager.
Current setup: Server boots to c: drive which is a RAID1 array on Channel 0 on a Dell PowerVault 220s. The d: drive is a RAID5 array on Channel 1 on the Dell PowerVault 220s. Both of these logical drives work fine. I would like for the new IDE Western Digital drive to be e:.