w2000 48bit LBA - 200g slave HD recovery steps after HD controller re-install

Posted on 2005-04-30
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Hi all - W2000 server (running on dell opti110) with 110g primary HD and 200g secondary HD - running and stable for few years.  Inadvertantly re-installed IDE controller, which knocked out LBA etnries in registry, and now primary HD is fine but 200g slave shows as 128g.  

Is there ANYthing we can do to try to save the 200g??  I seem to remember that if we just re-enable 48bit in registry, it corrupts existing data on the 200g - any ideas on best order of steps to take to salvage existing data on the 200g??  
Question by:new_wes
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harleyjd earned 2000 total points
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> and now primary HD is fine but 200g slave shows as 128g.  

Where are you seeing this? I had a 160GB drive in an older supermicro board that showed as 120 in BIOS, but was always correct in Win2K, as well as under ghost 2003

Have you tried looking at it in Ghost (under both PCDOS and MSDOS)?


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whew!  your question was on right track - in BIOS = 200, but in Win=128, so just backed out the intel chipset drivers and used default windows, and it showed right back up - everything in place.  just finished new backups!  thanks very much - thanks for taking time to answer on a sat-day!  wes

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hey harley - i'm a prem subsc so have the 500pts for you, but just spent 15min trying to figure out how to award them - let me know if you didn't get them i guess?  i have no idea how to find help for actually using the site!!!
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Well actually your not permitted to.

The Members agreement allows you to create a "points for" question that I can answer so that you can assign extra points for helping out, but the TOTAL across the related questions must not be greater than 500, so you've awarded the maximum already. It's really only useful if you've closed a Q with the wrong amount of points or the expert went above andf beyond after you have awarded points.

Thanks for the thought, though. With an A grade on a 500 pointer I get 2000 points to my total, so that is very fine...

BTW, the points you gave me finally got me over the master line in windows 2000, so many thanks for that, too...


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glad to hear - even tho not a direct answer, it was def worth it to me as easily saved much time and/or grief - thanks again for taking the time to think about my question and glad it worked out for all -

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