Windows 2003 Enterprise server not seeing new HDrives

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Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition
Hi there. We have a windows 2003 server here in the office that we just put 4 new 34.6gb HDs in for a total of 6. The drives are running RAID 5. When we first put them in the HP system management software the admin uses to track the RAID arrays and what not had the new ones listed as in Logical Drive 2 and the original 2 as Logical Drive 1. The Drive 2 never showed up in the OS, as in not in my computer or on the desktop where the stats are displayed. It always said 56.1gb instead of the 150gb it should. We then deleted the Logical Drive 2 and added the free space to Logical Drive 1 so now that drive is around 150gb according to the HP management software. According to the OS through the aforementioned places nothing has changed. Any ideas?

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Right-click the my computer icon in the OS and choose “manage”. Look at the disk management and see if the space is showing there. You might need to use <a href=”http://support.microsoft.com/kb/325590″>diskpart</a> to get the space to show in the OS.

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Utilizing the HP Array Configuration Utility, you should be able to see all the drives straight from the server hardware. There I would do the modification of the array if needed here. Then if the utility sees it, then you go within “Computer Management”. Then go to “Disk Management” and right-click and then select “Rescan Disks”. It should now show up within this interface.

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  • Mobojo
    Yes, the problem was it needed to be added to the primary partition or a secondary one. We used a 3rd party disk formatting program which the name escapes me. All we did was boot to that and then add the space to the primary. Thanks.
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