• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 391
  • Last Modified:

What do I need to do so that the two Server 2003 R2 USB hard drives will show up as drives with drive letters?

What do I need to do so that the two Server 2003 R2 USB hard drives will show up as drives with drive letters (see the screenshot)?

One of the SATA drives (not either one of these two USB drives) on my RAID 0 server crashed. So I replaced the two drives and created a RAID 1 (Mirrored) array.

Then I loaded Server 2003 R2 and loaded all of the Microsoft Windows updates.

When I hooked up my two external USB hard drives, I discovered that they aren't recognized as drive letters in either My Computer or in Disk Management. This happens even though there are no conflicts in Device Manager (see the second screenshot).

I have switched which USB ports these two USB hard drives are plugged into, have searched for new hardware, have rescanned and refreshed in the Disk management console and have done several other things.

However, these two USB hard drives won't be recognized by Server 2003 R2 with drive letters so that I can read and write to them.

However, if I remove these two USB hard drives and plug then into a Windows 7 computer, they are immediately recognized, and I can read, write, and copy data to and from them.

What do I need to do so that these two USB hard drives will be recognized by Server 2003 R2 so that I can once again use them?
Disk-Management.png
Compuer-Management.png
0
Knowledgeable
Asked:
Knowledgeable
1 Solution
 
jonahzonaCommented:
Right click on the volumes and press assign drive letters and paths. Have you tried this?
0
 
Chev_PCNCommented:
A few ideas:
When you plug in the external units, do you get a popup by the system tray telling you that it's installing new HW?
Check your services & make sure that the P&P service is running, as well as the logical disk manager service.
Are the USB ports enabled? If you plug a mouse in, does it pick up the mouse?
0
 
AmagedCommented:
what options do you have when Right clicking any of the 2 Drives ?
0

Featured Post

Vote for the Most Valuable Expert

It’s time to recognize experts that go above and beyond with helpful solutions and engagement on site. Choose from the top experts in the Hall of Fame or on the right rail of your favorite topic page. Look for the blue “Nominate” button on their profile to vote.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now