Windows server 03 does not recognize array after drive replacement
Posted on 2011-09-14
I have a Dell 2800 server, Windows 03 Server. I had one drive in a 4 disk raid 5 array showing a "predictive failure", so I swapped out the drive. Initially, there was an error message at startup of the raid controller, so Dell had me stop the server, un-seat the driver, start it up, clear the array configuration, then stop it, re-set them, and start it again. This reset the array configuration from the disk information, successfully corecting the error problem.
However, Once I loged into Windows, the system cannot see the array drive.
It shows the OS mirror, another mirror I setup for other data, but the array that had the replaced drive shows up as both a new un-allocated drive, and a missing drive.
I have done everything short of formatting the unallocated space and I am now at a loss of what to do to save this. I keep thinking that there has to be something in the registry to adjust to fix this, but don't have any more ideas
Thanks in advance for your assistance.