Active Data Partition disappears and is labeled Free Space
Posted on 2015-01-24
I am in a real quandary. Today I was going to optimize my Dell servers partitions by running PerfectDisk. This software seems pretty good and I have used it else where with zero problems. Today, I saw that the pagefile system file was scattered all over my C drive. So, I decided to put the pagefile on the Data drive (I have 4 hard drives in RAID 10, partitioned into two separate partitions... C drive and D drive... the D drive is the data drive). So, I went into advanced settings, made the change and restarted the server (this is SBS 2011 btw). Server comes up and I decided to take a look at the drives. C drive was there but D was gone and is now labeled Free Space in Disk Management. Of course I panicked and decided to restart the server. Still gone. I uninstalled PerfectDisk Rebooted. Still gone. I have good backups (last one was last night at 10:05 PM) but I would rather just find a way to make this one come back.
I went thru the event logs but all I can find is when the Exchange Server cannot find the databases and such (I put Exchange Store on the D drive).
Any help would be much appreciated. I went ahead and turned off all Exchange services so that it wont fill up the log while trying to find the mailbox store. I will be going to clients office in a little while but I am hoping someone on here will be able to tell me to run some file or something to make it work. Anything.