I am getting the Event ID 3 dmboot error:
"Failed to start volume Volume1 (D:)"
where D: is neither my system nor my boot drive. Because this does not exactly match the circumstances described in the MS article, "System or Boot Disk Listed as Dynamic Unreadable in Disk Management", I am a bit leery of performing the fix described in that article.
Here is what Disk Manager shows for my system. Note that there are TWO separate entries for the physical disk I have lettered D:
Disk0 basic - IBM_Preload (C:), FAT32, healthy (system); IBM_Service [no drive letter], FAT32, healthy
Disk1 dynamic - NewD (D:), NTFS, healthy
Disk2 basic - Disk2 (G:), NTFS, healthy
Missing dynamic - failed
The main paging file and most applications reside on D: and all are working just fine.
The article mentions three registry entries and values they should be set to to fix the problem (to fix the particular problem they describe):
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\...\dmboot start: 0
(ditto) \dmio start: 0
(ditto) \dmload start: 0
My registry shows 0x4 for the dmboot start and 0 for both the others.
I am, incidentally, running on Win2000 Pro and the disks are SCSI.
Any suggestions? Would it be safe to change the dmboot start value to 0 considering that my problem does not involve my boot disk?
Thanks in advance for your help.