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# 20842 7-Apr-2008 16:11
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On our Server 2003 Standard server we are getting a delay write failed, error. with all the data gone from one partition. What causes this? and is there a way to get the data back?

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  # 121824 7-Apr-2008 16:27
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Have you got a failed drive in your RAID array?
I'd say replace the failed drive, and restore the data from your last backup.









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  # 121826 7-Apr-2008 16:33
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the hdd system that we have, is 2 500GB hdd's which are Seagate Baracudas. Partitioned into multiple smaller partitions for each users documents.




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  # 121834 7-Apr-2008 16:41
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Ok. Are they in RAID1, RAID0, JBOD, or completely seperate?

Sounds like completely seperate, and sounds like a physically failed drive. If thats the case, you data is likely goneburger.

If the data is worth thousands of dollars, then you may be able to recover it economically.

Check the drive on another controller, port or machine, to eliminate a controller/mobo fault.









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  # 121836 7-Apr-2008 16:43
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Only one partition isnt working properly, and in that drive, I have on share and then a large amount of data in it (its dad's data, he pays for all my computers so I have to keep him happy :P) the shared folder which then has his documents in it is there, just not the files inside of that file.

The rest of the HDD appears to be running fine.




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  # 121839 7-Apr-2008 16:47
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it appears that the entire hdd isnt appearing under computer management, but it is appearing under my computer




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  # 121848 7-Apr-2008 17:10
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I have just restarted the server... everything is fine.... but is this going to happen again?




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  # 121868 7-Apr-2008 17:52
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AllNightNerding: I have just restarted the server... everything is fine.... but is this going to happen again?

Physical problems can come and go before the drive dies altogether.

Get the data off the drive NOW, and run some test software over the drive...







 
 
 
 




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  # 121871 7-Apr-2008 18:28
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what is the best way of testing it? except for the built in server 03 stuff, any programs that are any good?




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  # 121874 7-Apr-2008 18:49
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Best way to test it is backup the drive first then run the seagate seatools software..  But realistically you should replace it either way if its giving trouble. http://searchwinit.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid1_gci1041334,00.html

Ive had this problem alot with removable drives in the past - always it pretty much means a reformat after trying to do a drawn out data retrievel with a good recovery program.

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  # 121907 7-Apr-2008 21:24
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tonyhughes:
AllNightNerding: I have just restarted the server... everything is fine.... but is this going to happen again?


Physical problems can come and go before the drive dies altogether.



Get the data off the drive NOW, and run some test software over the drive...


Agreed. I had this message once a couple of months ago. Since then Windows has trashed itself at least
3 times.  The PC is now in at the shop having hardware diagnostics run on it.  Back up your data now and
look at returning the drive under Seagates 5 year warranty (if it applies).

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  # 121930 7-Apr-2008 22:22
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Is this an error that is likely to effect multiple hdd's? we got 3 500gb hdd's at the same time, 1 sata, and 2 IDE's (the one with the problem is one of the IDE ones, would it be a problem effecting just the one hdd or the whole batch of hdd's in which case the other 3 hdd's could be at risk.

we only got it  december 2007, just cleared the receipt off my desk the other day infact.

Will copy all the data off now, as I have now realised, there is some pretty important data on this hdd, I would have to label it as the most important hdd in all of our servers. I love computers...... I will give the shop a call tomorrow to see what they say about it as well.

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  # 121933 7-Apr-2008 22:32
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Likely a random issue that wont affect the other 2.









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  # 121938 7-Apr-2008 22:41
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Server just froze for the second time today, and has never EVER frozen before. The server does have 2gb's of Ram in it, with a 2.0ghz processor. have left it off for the moment, will turn it back on in the morning to see if it is in a better mood, wasnt under a high load at the time, just a consol logon doing nothing, maybe a few explorer windows open, as well as a remote sesion on my laptop, which was controlling copying onto other hdd's with only one copy manover at once, copying about 7gbs of data.

Not many computers are on at the moment, just my laptop, my desktop, my test computer, and the 2 servers, which is about half the normal computers on, and definitly should not cause a freeze considering my desktop and test were doing nothing.

Any Ideas? Is it just a case of formatting the drive and seeing if it works after that now once I copy as much data off as possible?







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