I've got a Win2003 domain controller with 1 dynamic disk and 2 partitions. The drive is SATA and only 80GB. I bought a 1TB drive and installed it. When I boot, Windows sees it in Disk Manager, I have converted to Dynamic, and is unallocated.
I'm simply trying to activate a RAID 1 Mirror of the old drive (both partitions eventually) on the new one.
I've followed the instructions here:
I select the 1st partition and click create Mirror.. I select my new disk.. and it automatically shows a resized partition matching my old original...
I get to the part about creating the mirror... (top part 4) and get the error as described "Logical Disk Manager could not update the boot file ...." I click OK as the instructions state.. and I see the old drive and new drive turn red.. and in each box it states RESYNCHING... it sits for about 5 seconds, never gives me a %... and then stops.
The main drive goes back to almost normal - it shows "Healthy (AT RISK)" until I Reactivate Disk. Then it goes back to usual...
The new RAID drive simply reverts back to unallocated.
Why won't the RAID Mirror build? What could cause this to occur? What could or should I try? I'm completely puzzled here. Thanks for your time!