Windows dynamic RAID 5 disk failed, can't replace
Posted on 2009-07-14
I have a dynamic RAID 5 (not the boot drive) with one dead HD. I pulled the dead HD and replaced it with an identical (unformatted) drive. In the Disk Management tool, the two good raid drives are shown as "failed" and the removed disk is still shown as "offline' and "missing", although it is out of the machine. The new drive (marked "unallocated") is also showing. How do I get the new drive to replace the "missing" dead drive in the array? I see no provision to delete the "missing" drive.The Device Manager reflects the correct number of good drives. There were only 3 showing before replacement, 4 after replacement (1 boot drive and 3 RAID drives). There is no firmware RAID on the machine.