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(please help) Recovering from a Mirror Fail

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Mafia2020, Mar 30, 2015.

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  1. Mafia2020

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    I have 2x2TB Hitachi in software mirror with Windows, today I installed 2 brand new 4TB disks and setup a new mirror to move the data from the 2x2TB. Not having enough slots to mount all disks I had to disconnect one of the two mirrored drives and booted up the with only one mirrored volume hoping to break the mirror, get to the data and move it to the new mirrored volumes. Something did not work properly though. On boot I got an "explorer.exe Failed to execute servers" error (which I believe it is due to the fact my documents folder was on the mirrored volume.

    I then made a mistake (at least I believe), while only one of the two mirrored volume was connected I did open disk manager, selected the orphaned mirrored drive and instead of choosing "Break mirror" I chose "Remove mirror" and the disk became yellow and it reads "Missing" on the left and "Failed" on the right.

    So I tried to dismount the drive and mount back on the other (untouched) mirrored volume hoping to get access to the "Break mirror" option but I can't get to it.

    Now, my question is, since this scenario is similar to one drive failing and one drive still working, I do I break the mirror in order to move the data? Thank you for your help.

    Note, for some reasons BOTH drives stopped showing in BIOS as well, they're simply ignored by the computer. I also tried to mount them (separately) on another computer and shuffling cables around but BIOS does not see them at all.

    Here's what I get in diskmanager:
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