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new partition option disabled for scsi drive

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#1 kkolo


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Posted 19 August 2010 - 10:26 AM

Hi there. I have Windows 2003 server and am tring to set up a second drive for backups.
The second drive is a scsi drive connected through a controller card.
When I go into the Disk Manager I am able to see the unallocated drive but, when I right click the 'New Partition' option for the drive, it is disabled.
Any suggestions?

Thank you, Kathy

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 02:29 AM

Hi Kathy and welcome to Bleepingcomputer.

Can you please post the make and model number of your server?

It would help to know this information in the event a BIOS setting may be the reason why your scsi drive is disabled.

Thanks in advance.

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 09:12 PM

Also please include the model of SCSI adapter if it was added in to the server since the controller card BIOS may be influencing things as well
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Posted 08 September 2010 - 10:55 AM

If you right click on the parent drive letter for the SCSI drive in Drive Manager (far left), does it give you the option to Initialize the drive?
It will need to be initialized before Windows can do anything with it.

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