Windows Server 2003 and WD1001FALS
Posted on 2010-04-02
Ok here is a stumper. I have a 1TB drive that I want to attach via a sata port to my 2003 server. THe server sees it attached however. I cannot partition or format it at all, but if I take that same drive and attach it to a windows XP system it works just fine not an issue. So I format the drive (full size) and then create a folder and a text file and all is good. I take the drive reattach it to the server 2003 machine, and it appears and the folder and file are there, so I delete everything and then create some new files and folders, (different names) so far so good. But when I reboot my server all the changes I made are gone an dthe orgiinal folder and file are back. I can put it back in the wndows xp machine and delete the folder and the file reboot and my chages are saved. I also have a simular issue with a VMware Virtual machine and an 850gb Virtual drive.... I think there is an issue with windows server 2003 (R2 SP2) but have not been able to pinpoint it. I do have another server that is identical to the first one except it works fine... Needless to say if I install server 2008 everything works great...