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"Internal Error - Disk Group Exists and Is Imported" Error Message While Importing Foreign Disk
Article ID: 260113 - View products that this article applies to.
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IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/EN-US/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
When you use Windows 2000 Disk Management to import dynamic disks that are displayed as foreign disks, you may receive the following error message:
After you accept the error message, the dynamic disks that you are importing are still displayed as foreign disks.
Internal error - disk group exists and is imported
This behavior can occur if you are trying to import foreign disks that use the same disk group name as that of the current computer's disk group.
For additional information about disk groups, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/222189/EN-US/ )Description of Disk Groups in Windows 2000 Disk Management
WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
If your system/boot drive is still a basic disk, follow these steps to correct this condition:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.