You need to do something to force the system to see that 'new' or replacement drive. If you went through the concurrent replacement process of stopping the slot waiting for the blinky light and pulling the old and repeat for the new then you've done that part correctly. Sometimes it still no workie. Then I go into Work with Disk Units, Work with disk unit recovery, isk unit problem recovery procedures, Initialize and format disk unit. That forces the thing to read the disk. Now sometimes that says 'None are eligible' OK Be that way then and I use Display/Change page data (I don't CHANGE things :-) ) or Analyze disk unit surface. The system has to talk to the unit enough to get it to know it's a replacement. Once that happens you can do the rebuild disk unit data step

Note that you may need to repeat the remove/replace steps and allow some minutes to pass between the remove and the replace. It also takes several minutes for the thing to be discovered even when it works first time. When you insert it stay by the disk and keep a finger on it to determine if it spins up. That is usually about half a minute after the light stops blinking.

Oh and of course you may actually have a bad slot not a bad drive. :-( Rare but it happens.

- Larry

Joe Pluta wrote:
Don't worry, Paul. I can't figure out how to tell the machine there's a new
drive. It still thinks the old drive and serial number is in place (in
failed status). I can't figure out how to force it to refresh itself, and
how to get the disks into "unconfigured" state.

Joe

From: Paul Nelson

Uh oh.

From: Joe Pluta

Thanks, Chuck, that's exactly the right manual.

Gz, I'm becoming a hardware expert...



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