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Windows 7: HDD offline not accessable

23 Oct 2009   #1
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 
HDD offline not accessable

Hi all hope you can help

I have two 1TB hdd partioned into two raid 0 drives
I was looking in disk management at the drives namely C & D and i right clicked over the drive designation box of drive D (bottom pane left side of graphical view) and instead of clicking properties i accidently clicked the offline entry above it since that mouse click my D drive has vanished

Both drives are listed in my raid bios and both drives are showing in device manager but the D drive is gone from My Computer and the disk management window.

Anyone know how to bring it back online cause i got a lot of data on there (500gb+) that id rather not lose if poss


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23 Oct 2009   #2
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pauly View Post
Hi all hope you can help

I have two 1TB hdd partioned into two raid 0 drives
I was looking in disk management at the drives namely C & D and i right clicked over the drive designation box of drive D (bottom pane left side of graphical view) and instead of clicking properties i accidently clicked the offline entry above it since that mouse click my D drive has vanished

Both drives are listed in my raid bios and both drives are showing in device manager but the D drive is gone from My Computer and the disk management window.

Anyone know how to bring it back online cause i got a lot of data on there (500gb+) that id rather not lose if poss
Hi Pauly,

You rightclicked in that left pane.
Isn't there an option to reactivate when you rightclick there again?

If not I will give you the command line options to reactivate it.

Greetings.
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23 Oct 2009   #3
mn9500

 
 

could u post the command line, a friend of mine has the same problem.
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24 Oct 2009   #4
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mn9500 View Post
could u post the command line, a friend of mine has the same problem.
Hi mn9500,

Here it is:

information   Information

1. Open an elevated command prompt:
2. type diskpart. (this will switch to the DISKPART prompt)
3. at the DISKPART prompt, type list disk.
4. Make note of the disk number of the missing or offline disk
(offline disks are numbered 0, 1, 2, etc..)
(Missing disks are numbered M0, M1, M2, etc..)
5. At the DISKPART prompt, type select disk and disknumber and then enter.
example: select disk 0 and enter.
6. You should see "Disk ... is now the selected disk.
7. now type online and enter.


this should bring the disk back online.

Greetings,

Michel
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24 Oct 2009   #5
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Hi Squonk thanx for the info

Did as you said disk is back online & visible in disk management but only in bottom graphical view left hand side and is listed as error and has no drive letter assigned, it doesnt even recognise the size, heres what i got at the command prompt

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7100]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Windows\system32>diskpart
Microsoft DiskPart version 6.1.7100
Copyright (C) 1999-2008 Microsoft Corporation.
On computer: PAUL-PC
DISKPART> list disk
Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt
-------- ------------- ------- ------- --- ---
Disk 0 Online 500 GB 0 B
Disk 1 Offline 1363 GB 0 B *
Disk 2 Online 232 GB 0 B
DISKPART> select disk 1
Disk 1 is now the selected disk.
DISKPART> online
Microsoft DiskPart version 6.1.7100
DISK - Online a disk that is currently marked as offline.
VOLUME - Online a volume that is currently marked as offline.
DISKPART> online disk
DiskPart successfully onlined the selected disk.
DISKPART> list disk
Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt
-------- ------------- ------- ------- --- ---
Disk 0 Online 500 GB 0 B
* Disk 1 Errors 1363 GB 0 B *
Disk 2 Online 232 GB 0 B


Cannot do anything to disk other than access properties, disk is still not listed in My Computer
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24 Oct 2009   #6
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Dont know if this helps heres a screen shot of disk management

BTW have changed top view from volume list to disk list as drive does not show & just to clarify i also have a 250Gb IDE backup drive that i did not mention earlier


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24 Oct 2009   #7
mn9500

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SquonkSC View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mn9500 View Post
could u post the command line, a friend of mine has the same problem.
Hi mn9500,

Here it is:

information   Information

1. Open an elevated command prompt:
2. type diskpart. (this will switch to the DISKPART prompt)
3. at the DISKPART prompt, type list disk.
4. Make note of the disk number of the missing or offline disk
(offline disks are numbered 0, 1, 2, etc..)
(Missing disks are numbered M0, M1, M2, etc..)
5. At the DISKPART prompt, type select disk and disknumber and then enter.
example: select disk 0 and enter.
6. You should see "Disk ... is now the selected disk.
7. now type online and enter.


this should bring the disk back online.

Greetings,

Michel
can you do the same thing on windows xp?
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24 Oct 2009   #8
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

When you right click on the part where the exclamation is,
can you chose import?
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24 Oct 2009   #9
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SquonkSC View Post
When you right click on the part where the exclamation is,
can you chose import?
No only options are offline or properties or help

All others are shaded ie remove disk, reactivate disk etc
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24 Oct 2009   #10
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pauly View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SquonkSC View Post
When you right click on the part where the exclamation is,
can you chose import?
No only options are offline or properties or help

All others are shaded ie remove disk, reactivate disk etc
Hi Pauly,

Can you tell me a bit more about the history?

You said they were in raid 0, but did you create that in Win7?
Or did you have it under XP already and upgraded to Win7?

Did it work ok at some point under Win7?
Or was it not working the reason you messed with it in the first place?

I do hope you made backups in the past, because you have to be prepared to accept your loss if we won't be able to restore it.

Greetings,

Michel
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