Lost Scsi HD partition

Posted on 2006-03-27
Last Modified: 2010-04-03
Help urgently needed!!

A partition on a SCSI HD in one of our Dell PowerEdge 2650's has vanished over the weekend,

No warnings in EventViewer, the other partitions on the drive are showing.

Any help greatly appreciated!!!!

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Question by:Encams
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    Expert Comment


    Did you install another drive recently?

    Is the partition missing a full drive or a partiition on a drive?

    Author Comment

    Its a partition on a full drive (another partition on the same drive is showing and active)
    No other drives installed recently.

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    what do you see in disk management?
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    Expert Comment

    Can you access the drive through the command prompt? Have you rebooted? Have you made sure no network drive is mapped to the driveletter you originally had for the disappeared drive?
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    Accepted Solution

    Reboot the server.

    Go into Disk Management and can you see the volume at all? If so, can you click ACTIVATE the drive?

    In the RAID controller software (during boot POST, press F10 I think at the appropriate time to enter the RAID Controller program). Can you see the volumes and partitions? If so, then this lies in Windows. If not, then you could try to reload the config from the drives.

    If this a Windows issue (ie, single logical volume on RAID and then split by Windows) then you may have a corrupt Volume Information Folder. This hopefully could be restored from a system state backup of the drive. However, you would need to get the drive back before you did you selective restore !!

    Once you do get it back, run a chkdsk /f on the volume.

    Hope this helps
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