IBM x226 - ServeRAID can't set drive to rebuild state

Posted on 2009-04-15
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have an IBM x226 running Windows Server 2003.  A drive became defunct so I replaced the drive with a new one.  It still shows up as defunct and it doesn't seem to be rebuilding.  When I right click on the drive in ServeRAID Manager and select "Rebuild drive", it says "Could not set the drive to rebuild state: controller 1, channel 2, SCSI ID 1.  Result codes: [RC:-5 GSB:0xc ESB:0x76]"

Of course, the program says that once a new drive is inserted, it will automatically start the rebuild.  That does not happen.  When I do a "scan for new or removed ready drives" with the new drive inserted or removed, it detects 0 new ready drives and 0 removed ready drives.  

Why will the drive not rebuild?  Am I missing something obvious here?  Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.  Thank you!
Question by:wgchangprosetta
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ID: 24149227
UPDATE: when I stick in the old drive, it DOES start rebuilding automatically.  I don't understand why it won't rebuild with the new drive...
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Expert Comment

ID: 24155079
The new drive could be bad or not inserted properly. Can you test it on another PC that has no raid controller?

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Unfortunately, no.  I don't have another PC with SCSI.  
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ID: 24159700
Then try getting a warranty replacement.

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ID: 24160524
The server is out of warranty.
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ID: 24161552
Not the Server, but the new disk you have added.

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oh, sorry about the misunderstanding.  I purchased a second drive and that didn't work.  However, I just (about 30 minutes ago) put in an IBM drive that I purchased and that one just finished rebuilding.  So I guess IBM has something in the firmware that requires using their disks?  Lame...

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Chanage the SCSI Cabe for  RC:-5 GSB:0xc ESB:0x76 , Problem belogs to Scsi Back plane cable, jest to day chanaged cable with 4LX Controller
 1. 4LX card changed PCI slot at 5 th one
 2. SCSI Back plane cable replaced with New Cable .
3 4LX Controller BIOS cahnaged (configuration restored as Factory default setting )
4 fresh RAID 5 Created OS installed. working fine till now.
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