Breaking a mirror and using the mirrored drive to boot from
Posted on 2005-03-03
I am using Windows 2000 Server SP 4, and I have 2 physical drives installed. Drive 0 has a drive C, which is mirrored to drive 1. I wish to retire (remove) Drive 0 and replace it with Drive 1. I tried the following, but am running into problems. I broke the mirror between the two drives. I then turned off the PC, removed Drive 0, and set Drive 1 as the Master. I then boot up the PC (in Safe Mode or Regular...it doesn't make any difference in respect to the problem...) and I am prompted to login. I login, and after several seconds, an error message window appears, telling me that "Your system has no paging file, or the paging file is too small." The message also has details on how to create a paging file, etc... The problem is, once I click the OK button and close this error/warning, I am then automatically taken back to the login window. In short, Windows knows what the problem is, tells me how to fix the problem, but in typical Microsoft manner, doesn't give the user any opportunity or details on how to change the paging file considering Windows takes you immediately back to a login window.
Any ideas on how to get the formerly mirror drive to act like the primary drive?