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Missing M: on Windows 2000 running Exchange 2000

Posted on 2004-04-22
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what do I do to get this back?
one day when doing a reboot, the M: did not start up, and this is causing many problems how do I fix this?
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Question by:Pyro-San
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by:What90
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Hi,

If the stores cannot mount, M drive will not display.

Secondly, verify that you have correct exclusions set on
the AntiVirus

Make sure it is NOT scanning the following
all of the exchsrvr folder, c:\winnt\system32\inetsrv, and
also the M drive (after the stores are mounted you can set
this)

If the stores are not mounting, there could be two
reasons,
1- Are the exchange services running?
2- The state of the database could be dirty-shutdown.

To see the status of the database run this following
command

Run this from the exchsrvr\bin directory
you can leave the exchange services running

eseutil /mh <path of the database>
for example
eseutil /mh "d:\program files\exchsrvr\mdbdata\priv1.edb"

it will show the header of the priv1.edb
check for dirty shutdown or clean shutdown also check for
log files that are required.

you might to run the eseutil /r if the logs files that are
required are in the mdbdata folder.
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by:Pyro-San
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well the database State is "Dirty Shutdown" and the information store is not running.
how do I fix this?
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What90 earned 125 total points
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Follow this through:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;284205


When was your last good backup of exchange?
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by:Pyro-San
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I've just re-installed exchange 2k. all the data was stored on another computer, this was the secondary computer (that is about to become primary due to upgrade from 5.5 to 2k) so I've got no problems with loosing any data on my 2k server.
hopefully the new install will fix any problems, expect a post back here soon if it does not :)
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