General discussion

Locked

Nt server disk problems

By obi_duru ·
I recently removed (hot swapped) one of the two physical disks from my NT server to do a test on a faulty nt server. When the Physical hard disk was put back in, the system refused to recognize it. It couldn't see any of the drives on the disk it just says "file directory currupt or non-readable". When rebooting, it says "\$VOLUME not readable run chk disk utility". that disk has a lot of data that has been updated since the last backup. All drives are on NTFS. Any ideas on how I can recover itwill be appreciated.

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

12 total posts (Page 1 of 2)   01 | 02   Next
| Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

Nt server disk problems

by calves In reply to Nt server disk problems

Try to boot the machine with a Win98 bootdisk, and run once or twice the following command:
fdisk /mbr
It will re-create the Master Boot Record in your machine, thus (hopefully) allowing your machine to recognise the disk.
There is product calledeasyrecovery
@ http://www.ontrack.com/easyrecovery/
The product is really good, but don't bother with the free trial, for it only allows to recover 5 files. In you case we need to recover a whole disk.

Good luck!

Collapse -

Nt server disk problems

by obi_duru In reply to Nt server disk problems
Collapse -

Nt server disk problems

by obi_duru In reply to Nt server disk problems
Collapse -

Nt server disk problems

by timber In reply to Nt server disk problems

Were the two disks mirrored?? If they were just format that drive and rebuild the mirror. Ok that was probably positnive thinking. If the drives weren't mirrored It definatelly wouldn't hurt to try and rebuild the MBR like suggested above other than that I have yet to find a good utility that will recover the currupt data. I have had this happen to me only not a test. I ended up restoring the data I could and hoping noone was waiting to lynch me as I left work that night...

Good Luck!!

Collapse -

Nt server disk problems

by obi_duru In reply to Nt server disk problems
Collapse -

Nt server disk problems

by obi_duru In reply to Nt server disk problems
Collapse -

Nt server disk problems

by curlergirl In reply to Nt server disk problems

Was this drive possibly part of a RAID array - either mirrored or RAID5? This is what it sounds like - if so, you need to rebuild the array with the drive back in place. If not, have you tried to run autocheck to see if this will rebuild the indices? These are the only two things I can think of. Given that they are NTFS volumes, the MBR idea won't work, I don't think. . .You could try the following web site: www.sysinternals.com. There are a lot of free NT utilities there and you might find something to help - either now or in the future. Good luck!

Collapse -

Nt server disk problems

by obi_duru In reply to Nt server disk problems
Collapse -

Nt server disk problems

by obi_duru In reply to Nt server disk problems
Collapse -

Nt server disk problems

by todd In reply to Nt server disk problems

I had a similiar problem, when I removed a hot swapable hd from one of my servers. It ended up being a hardware failure of the cable, or connector (not sure which, since I replaced the entire tray) going from my hard drive tray to my back plane.
I replaced the entire tray, and all was well.
Hope this may be the case. Good Luck.

Back to Windows Forum
12 total posts (Page 1 of 2)   01 | 02   Next

Related Discussions

Related Forums