XSeries 350 Drive showing #! and 'Not Initialized' in Windows

Posted on 2007-08-09
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I have an XSeries 350 Server.  On boot, it is showing the following:

SCSI ID: 0   DriveInfo    M
SCSI ID: 1   DriveInfo    M
SCSI ID: 2   DriveInfo    #!

In Windows both the drives on ID 0 and ID 1 work fine.  Windows will not allow me to partition the drive on ID 2 as it is showing that it is not initialized.  I'm not sure what the #! means, however I did run the diagnostics on the drive using the SCSISelect utility and the drive checks out ok.  

Any Thoughts on why it is showing up as not initialized?
Question by:superfly18
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    I'm not sure what the symbol means in your SCSI utility but to get the drive to be available in Windows try right clicking on the drive pane (that's the area that describes the physical drive) and choosing "Initialize".  If that selection is greyed out, you may need to set up the drive as a RAID 0 in your SCSI utility.
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    I was clicking in the wrong place :-)  Thank you for the help!

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