Storage Spaces virtual disks disappeared after failed Windows Update 1709 RRS feed

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  • Similar to, when my computer rebooted after attempting to run automatic updates (failing to install update 1709), all of my storage spaces virtual drives were gone. 

    The drives show up in device manager, but not in disk management.

    Similar to the linked post, all my drives that are in the storage pool are in "Starting" OperationalStatus:

    PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Get-PhysicalDisk
    FriendlyName               SerialNumber    MediaType   CanPool OperationalStatus HealthStatus Usage            Size
    ------------               ------------    ---------   ------- ----------------- ------------ -----            ----
    MUSHKIN MKNUFDVS32GB       077B05B34010    Unspecified False   OK                Healthy      Auto-Select  29.45 GB
    WDC WD30EFRX-68AX9N0       WD-WMC1T3332454 Unspecified False   Starting          Unknown      Unknown       2.73 TB
    WDC WD20EADS-00R6B0        WD-WCAVY1820160 Unspecified False   Starting          Unknown      Unknown       1.82 TB
    SAMSUNG MZ7LN512HCHP-000L1 S1ZKNXAGB25497  SSD         True    OK                Healthy      Auto-Select 476.94 GB
    WDC WD20EFRX-68AX9N0       WD-WMC300110349 Unspecified False   Starting          Unknown      Unknown       1.82 TB
    WDC WD20EARS-00MVWB0       WD-WCAZA5806429 Unspecified False   Starting          Unknown      Unknown       1.82 TB

    The storage space does seem to exist:

    PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Get-StoragePool
    FriendlyName OperationalStatus HealthStatus IsPrimordial IsReadOnly    Size AllocatedSize
    ------------ ----------------- ------------ ------------ ----------    ---- -------------
    Primordial   OK                Healthy      True         False      8.68 TB       8.19 TB

    But unfortunately, nothing shows when looking for the virtual disk:

    PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Get-VirtualDisk

    PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>

    The original user post said they had backups of the data so they just reset the disks. I don't have that luxury as the whole point of using Storage Spaces was to have multi-disk resiliency of my data.

    Any thoughts here would be greatly appreciated!

    Friday, February 16, 2018 4:15 AM

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