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SBS 2003 0x7B stop error after conversion to dynamyic disk

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  • Customer was looking to increase available drive space on one partition resident on a single logical drive in an Adaptec 2120S RAID 5 array. OS is SBS 2003 SP2. The logical disk contains 2 partitions, C and D- the customer wanted to expand the D drive

    In order to expand the volume the customer was advised to convert to Dynamic disks. He did this and the server came up fine after the reboot, but in Disk Manager Disk 0 showed as Dynamic and Online, but no partition information was available. I suspected he may have needed to do a second reboot so I suggested that.

    When he rebooted he got the dreaded 0x7B BSOD, reporting Windows had detected a problem and halted the system to prevent damage. We attempted to boot to Safe Mode and got the same error.

    Attempted to boot to LKG and got a different error, 0x6F Session3_initialization_failed. We have tried clearing the NVRAM, changing boot orders, disabling SATA controllers, etc, without succcess.

    Any ideas out there?

    Thursday, February 23, 2012 3:57 PM

Answers

  • Looks like your only solution would be to restore from backup.

    If you restore from backup, take the opportunity and recreate the raid array using the aditional disks. Anyway for this operation a full backup is a must before attempting something like this. I think you have to do the expansion from the raid controller. You would probably do an expansion from disk manager only if you have a software raid configured.


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    Thursday, February 23, 2012 6:30 PM
  • Hi,

    From your description, it seems that you would like to extend the boot partition in your operating system.

    I think you could follow the KB article to achieve your goal:

    Title: How to extend a data volume in Windows Server 2003, in Windows XP, in Windows 2000, and in Windows Server 2008
    URL: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/325590

    Based on the current situation, I think you’d better back to the original status without RAID 5 array. Then follow the procedures above.

    Note: I think you might need a restore from your last backup.

    Regards,
    James


    James Xiong

    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, February 24, 2012 8:23 AM

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  • Hello,

    for SBS related questions please ask the SBS experts in http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/smallbusinessserver/threads


    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    MVP, MCP, MCTS
    Microsoft MVP - Directory Services
    My Blog: http://msmvps.com/blogs/mweber/

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    Thursday, February 23, 2012 5:50 PM
  • Looks like your only solution would be to restore from backup.

    If you restore from backup, take the opportunity and recreate the raid array using the aditional disks. Anyway for this operation a full backup is a must before attempting something like this. I think you have to do the expansion from the raid controller. You would probably do an expansion from disk manager only if you have a software raid configured.


    MCTS - Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. http://mariusene.wordpress.com/

    Thursday, February 23, 2012 6:30 PM
  • Hi,

    From your description, it seems that you would like to extend the boot partition in your operating system.

    I think you could follow the KB article to achieve your goal:

    Title: How to extend a data volume in Windows Server 2003, in Windows XP, in Windows 2000, and in Windows Server 2008
    URL: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/325590

    Based on the current situation, I think you’d better back to the original status without RAID 5 array. Then follow the procedures above.

    Note: I think you might need a restore from your last backup.

    Regards,
    James


    James Xiong

    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, February 24, 2012 8:23 AM
  • Hi,

    How is everything going? I hope everything is fine with you. If there is any update from your side, please feel free to let me know.

    Regards,

    James


    James Xiong

    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, February 28, 2012 1:24 AM