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Raid 5 on HP Array Controller cannot not see hard drives

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This was suppose to be a very simple hard Drive replacement.  I replaced a bad hard drive after being diagnosed by the HP Array Configuration Utility on HP Proliant DL 580 G5 and now when accessing upon boot up I do to each controller and only the second array controller that is raid 0+1 shows hard drive available and status okay, but on the first controller card, its shows the hard drives ok but status unavailable.  How can i get the status back to being available.
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by:andyalder
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So long as you replaced the disk with the power turned on and running this should not have occurred. If you did it with it turned off then turn it off again, remove the replacement disk that should never be added cold, turn server back on and it should boot, then fit the replacement disk hot.
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It boots no problem into the OS, but the problem is that i cannot see any other of my other drives that are in the first array, therefore i cannot reallocate for example I have an O: Drive and a Q: Drive.
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by:cgooden01
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I can see them upon boot up after accessing F8 i can identify each drive, and indicates okay, but the status is unavailable.  This is on my HP Smart Array P400 first controller. The secondary controller hosts my OS.  Is there a way i can make them available.
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Did you shut it down to change the disk? If so my instructions are the same, shut down again and remove it since they should always be replaced hot. You should also be getting an F1/F2 prompt about dataloss during POST if you fitted a 2nd hand drive with it turned off.
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