After Server re-install 2nd HDD not seen RRS feed

  • Question

  • Quick summary - Noticed WHS 2003 was unplugged.  Plugged it in, didnt start-up.  Wouldnt recognize install...blcak screen with DHCP search.  Re-installed server, now the WHS only sees one HDD.  BIOS recognizes both, WHS and start->my computer only sees one.

    Any guidance on how to get the server to see it?  Unfortunately the 2nd HDD has 90% of all my files!  Both SATA.



    Thursday, February 24, 2011 6:22 PM

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  • Well, did the server see the disk during installation?

    Is the disk seen in disk management console? If so, you should assigne a drive letter to the volume here, get an external drive and recover your data first to that drive (unless you have an backup), as described in the FAQ How to recover data after server failure. If the disk is not seen, mount it in a client PC and proceed with recovery.

    The reason could be running the SATA controller in SATA mode. Windows Home Server has no native SATA drivers. Therefore the installation process may require to add them manually, one time from floppy. (Usually we recommend to put the SATA controller into IDE mode in Bios before installing.

    Or the disk is broken, which may have caused the need for your server reinstall initially. In this case non backed up and non duplicated data could be lost.

    Best greetings from Germany

    Thursday, February 24, 2011 9:47 PM