Windows 10: Windows 10 to 8.1 back to 10 now missing storage spaces

  1.    17 Oct 2015 #1

    Windows 10 to 8.1 back to 10 now missing storage spaces

    Hi All,

    1.So I had windows 8.1 with storages spaces working fine
    2.removed my windows 8.1 HD and put in a new HD installing windows 10
    3.On windows 10 storage spaces is great and working fine
    4. I noticed that I forgot to back up something on my windows 8.1 so I swapped the win8 HD back in and booted
    5. Windows 8 does not see the storage space (which I fine because I didnt need to use it then)
    6. Swapped back the windows 10. storage spaces is missing!!

    7. Reinstalled windows 10 storage space is missing!
    I can find the drives in device manager (its attached to a PERCH310 card but setup as JBOD)
    But disk manager doesnt see it at all and neither does Storage pools.

    Am screwed here? its a 4 array with 1 parity (2tb drives each)

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  2. Berton's Avatar
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       17 Oct 2015 #2

    Are you using a RAID setup? If so which version? Could be the answer to your question is Yes. I've not seen RAID appreciating changes in its makeup unless replacing a failed drive.
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  3.    17 Oct 2015 #3

    No raid on the raid card its really acting just as an extender so I can add more drives.
    Storage space setting is 4 dives with 1 parity.

    Is that what you're asking?
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  4.    17 Oct 2015 #4

    Some progress
    got the windows 8 drive to work now at least it can see the storage space in manage storage spaces

    it is seen as Drives with an unrecognized configuration but im afraid to rest
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  5.    17 Oct 2015 #5

    More slow progress. If anyone has this happen to them Don't reset. I ended up using ReclaiMe Storage Spaces to find that the drive is healthy and to export a raid.xml From there I used ReclaiMe Pro import the raid.xml and now i'm writing my 5TB (storage space)worth of stuff into another 5TB drive(single drive) as a VHDX. If this to go back in to windows 10, mount the vhdx and then rebuild the storage space and move all the data back in. *smh* what a pain.
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