unformatted drive has failed RRS feed

  • Question

  • hi i'm new here so be nice, my problem is i only have 2 drives  in this sys. but i keep getting storage status critical and that unformatted drive has failed and to run repair on it. the only problem is, is that there is no drive with that name on the computer. the 2 drives that are on it show that they are healthy. even under disk management there is no volume named   unformatted drive. i even reinstallled whs and the message still shows up. any suggestions would sure be appreciated as i have no idea what to do next.
    Tuesday, November 25, 2008 12:42 AM

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  • Hi,
    you could try to delete the reference to that drive from the registry.

    Following procedure is unsupported and potentially dangerous with certain risk of data loss not to exclude.
    Login to your Windows Home Server desktop, click Start/Run and type regedit.
    Navigate to the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows Home Server/Storage Manager/Volumes
    Here you should find a key representing the ID of that drive (which you can read in the console), looking similar like this like "c68af8cb-6fc9-4ba9-a43f-ad4e5ac52752" with similar content:

    "FriendlyName"="Unformatted volume \\\\?\\Volume{2432f296-9b34-11dd-904a-806e6f6e6963}\\"

    Click on the key name to select it and click File/Export.
    Save that key as .reg file just in case something goes wrong.
    After that delete the key, close registry editor and reboot.

    Hopefully this will solve your problem.
    Best greetings from Germany

    Tuesday, November 25, 2008 2:07 PM