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Disk Problem

On Windows 2003 Server - Disk Management, I noticed one of the disks showing "At Risk".

How do I check further what is the problem with this disk. I am lost and need alot of guidance please.

Urgently.
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ben1211Author Commented:
Please see attached screen capture of the problem. Disk Problem
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pankaj0079Commented:
AT RISK! mean what error it showing.
Use 3rd party disk health checking utility, may be it will help u to see what realy problem is.
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arnoldCommented:
To pankaj0079's point. Check which who made the drive and use their tools to see what the issue is and plan as quickly to replace the drive.

Check the system event log for disk events.
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pankaj0079Commented:
As per I know The drive is near to fail so take backup as soon as possible & replace the drive.

But before this,
1> Why r u using that drive in dynamic mode and other in basic mode?

2> Right click on the drive and click to reactivate the drive

3> Change the drive cable and check.

may be that resolve ur problem.
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nobusCommented:
if you want to test the disk, you can use the manufacturer's diag  :    http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287      

i must say i never tried them on a dynamic disk
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ben1211Author Commented:
Hi All....if I had re-activated the disk, would i have lost all the data on that disk, considering there was a bad block on the disk?
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nobusCommented:
what do you mean with reactivated?
with a bad block - you always risk loosing data, sometimes nothing, or many..
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ben1211Author Commented:
From Disk Management, if you point your mouse to the problematic disk and right click your mouse button, you will see an option re-activate. Would I lose data if I were to re-activate the disk?

pankaj0079 mentioned to re-activate the disk. If I had done this, I may have lost data right?

Would there be files stored on the bad block? Can the files on the bad block be recovered?

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nobusCommented:
you mean initialise the disk.
i would always suggest to backup the data when changing things on a disk, or partition. Why : if the disk has a problem, the process can make it simply inaccessable.
i could not find 1 post saying the data was not lost
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pankaj0079Commented:
ben1211
I already mentioned to take backup first.

If u keep losing days u r making big chance of losing ur data.

Take backup and do as i suggested in my earlier post.
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ben1211Author Commented:
I couldn't really get an answer to resolve this issue. I just migrated the data at the end.
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