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Well yeah.......if they aren't in disk management or device manager you have a problem.

Check cables and settings.

If it's a real server you may have to RTFM.
    
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I see them on boot but not in disc management and yes it's a real server god only knows where the manual is.
post #13 of 19
Try this.

In disk manager, scroll down the list, and see if any of the disk numbers have a little red mark. It might look like this:

Disk 0 ---> 500GB HDD (This is the disk that is currently with the OS on it)

Disk 1

Disk 2

Disk 3

etc..

Have a look at the list of disk numbers, and see if there is two that have a red mark on them. If there is, right click on them, and select "initialize".

Now at this point you may have to set them as either "Basic" or "Dynamic". Set them to what ever the Disk 0 is set to. Hopefully this will sort it out.

Sometimes, even though the disk is not picked up by My Computer or Disk Manager, they are still there they just need to be initialized under disk manager.
post #14 of 19
If they are fresh drives then you need to format them first. Most fresh drives come non formatted, but they should still show up in device manager ether way.

Then you should be able to share them. Otherwise check the Bios
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post #15 of 19
As per my above post, they do not always show up in Explorer or Disk Manager. In servers especially, because some servers require their disks to be in Dynamic mode, and most ship from the factory in Basic mode.

If that is what is happening, then until they are initialised in Disk Manager, they will not appear and you will not be able to format them. This is a very frustrating thing to troubleshoot because unless you examine the list of disks in Disk Manager very carefully you may miss that there is a red mark on one of them and that all you have to do is initialise it.
post #16 of 19
Thread Starter 
i just found this on the web

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/servers/f/906/p/18752322/18875308.aspx#18875308

strange that they show up on boot but not in disk management.

I guess ill try and find the updated firmware and put it on a disk and see if that will work.
Edited by Frankrizzo - 3/11/13 at 11:31am
post #17 of 19
Yeah that's what I'm talking about man.
Firmware updates....yeah.
You're in for some fun now.

You still have your Windows98 installation CD for some MSDOS booting for firmware installation right?
Good times.....good times.
    
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post #18 of 19
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Yeah that's what I'm talking about man.
Firmware updates....yeah.
You're in for some fun now.

You still have your Windows98 installation CD for some MSDOS booting for firmware installation right?
Good times.....good times.

**** i thought I could just run the exe file from a USB stick....

Cant i create a bootable USB drive for firmware updates?
Edited by Frankrizzo - 3/11/13 at 6:36pm
post #19 of 19
Yes you can create a MSDOS bootable on a USB stick.
Getting a hold of a windows 98 installation CD would be ideal for that.

http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
Unetbootin can make a USB stick live for linux......or other things like DOS if you choose the diskimage option.
    
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