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Cannot see HD in Disk Administrator

By wesantos ·
I reinstalled NT with another primary hard drive. I have 2 hard drives in there right now (c and d...old config before the primary went out)
All the database information is stored in D.

The computer see both hard drives when it starts up but once inside NT, it does not see a hard drive. In Disk Administrator, it shows disk 0 and disk 1 (primary). but the disk 0 (DB info) shows as offline. How can I get this back on line?? I need to have the old config back. C and D with D housing all the DBinfo. I cannot delete any information on that.

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by zlitocook In reply to Cannot see HD in Disk Adm ...

You say the primary went out? The hard drive is bad if so you may not be able to get anuthing from it. Your computer will see the drive but if the platters or drive itself is bad the O/S can not get to it. You do have back ups, right? You can try toboot to a nt recovery disk and see if you can get into the drive. If so have your cdrw or tapes ready. But when a drive goes bad there is not much you can do to save the info on it. Sorry

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by wesantos In reply to Cannot see HD in Disk Adm ...

The primary disk works.

I can't get to the second disk. That Hard Drive has all the Database information. It reads it in bios when it boots up, but it does not show up in the computer. Only drive C: shows up (primary). If I go to disk administrator it shows the second disk as offline. How can I get that disk back online?? so now there will be 2 Hard Drives that show up on Disk Administrator

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by STURNER In reply to Cannot see HD in Disk Adm ...

I believe you have to use Disk Admin and "IMPORT A FORIEGN DRIVE".

You see when you reinstall NT is assigns all new SIDS and the security architecture is diffrenet. Therefore the NEW "old" drive has to be imported to function

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