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When you use the New Partition Wizard in Disk Management to create a new hard-disk partition on a Microsoft Windows Server 2003-based computer, and then you perform one or both of the following actions, you may receive an error message:
Logical Disk Manager: The path cannot be used for creating a drive path likely because the folder does not exist or is already a drive path to some other volume.
Logical Disk Manager: The format did not complete successfully.
Remote Storage temporarily opens an exclusive handle to the hard-disk partition immediately after it receives notification that a new hard-disk partition has been created. However, Disk Management tries to either format the new hard-disk partition or assign the drive letter at the same time that Remote Storage opens a handle to the new partition. Because of this timing problem, Disk Management cannot successfully open a handle to the new partition.
To work around this problem, use one of the following methods after you receive one or both of the error message that are described in the "Symptoms" section:
Note If you must perform these methods repeatedly, it may be useful to stop Remote Storage. To stop Remote Storage, follow these steps:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For additional information about how to use Remote Storage in Windows Server 2003, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816588/ )How to use Remote Storage in Windows Server 2003