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Storage pool handler initialization failure
« on: October 21, 2013, 07:48:58 pm »
I am new to FlexRAID.  I've gone through all the steps and been successful with everything until
trying to Start the pool.  I've uninstalled & re-installed as well as running the Usermode.cmd in administrator mode. but nothing has help.  This is what shows in the error log.  Please HELP!  Thank you.  I am running WHS 2011 by the way:

[2013-10-21 17:31:04,488] INFO : Initiating FlexRAID Storage Pool...
[2013-10-21 17:31:04,550] INFO : Host OS = Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
[2013-10-21 17:31:04,550] INFO : Building View Registry...
[2013-10-21 17:31:04,550] INFO : Building Auto View Registry...
[2013-10-21 17:31:04,550] INFO : Loading View options...
[2013-10-21 17:31:04,566] INFO : Using Auto-View definition...
[2013-10-21 17:31:04,566] INFO : Building View Handler...
[2013-10-21 17:31:04,800] INFO : Mounting Storage Pool drive...
[2013-10-21 17:31:09,964] WARN : Active Storage Pool initialization failure... aborting!
[2013-10-21 17:31:09,964] ERROR: Storage Pool handler initialization failure!
java.io.IOException: Storage Pool handler initialization failure!
   at java.lang.Void.<unknown>(Unknown Source)
   at java.lang.Void.<unknown>(Unknown Source)
   at java.lang.Void.<unknown>(Unknown Source)
   at java.lang.Void.<unknown>(Unknown Source)

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Re: Storage pool handler initialization failure
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2013, 11:03:03 pm »
Did you reboot?

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Re: Storage pool handler initialization failure
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2013, 11:09:50 pm »
Did you reboot?

Yes, I was very careful about rebooting.  I rebooted after every process.  I tried about everything and nothing seems to work.  I even reset the activation and went for trial and see if that worked and it still yielded the same results. 

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Re: Storage pool handler initialization failure
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2013, 11:24:15 pm »
What do you get in the sys logs?

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Re: Storage pool handler initialization failure
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2013, 12:34:31 am »
What do you get in the sys logs?

This is from Flexraid.sys.c1.1

--------------- Storage Pool Start ---------------
[2013-10-22 5:31:53.136626][8360][Mounting Storage Pool]
[2013-10-22 5:31:53.136626][8360][VM already acquired...]
[2013-10-22 5:31:53.136626][8360][Setting handler...]
[2013-10-22 5:31:53.136627][8360][Initializing IDs...]
[2013-10-22 5:31:53.136627][8360][InitCommonIDs]
[2013-10-22 5:31:53.151656][8360][InitCommonIDs] Done
[2013-10-22 5:31:53.151657][8360][InitWinIDs]
[2013-10-22 5:31:53.151657][8360][InitWinIDs] Done
[2013-10-22 5:31:53.151658][8360][InitOSIDs]
[2013-10-22 5:31:53.151658][8360][InitOSIDs] Done
[2013-10-22 5:31:53.151658][8360][Reading live options...]
[2013-10-22 5:31:53.151658][8360][Reading user options...]
[2013-10-22 5:31:53.151658][8360][Building security...]
[2013-10-22 5:31:53.151658][8360][Building options...]
[2013-10-22 5:31:53.151658][8360][Class 1: Mounting...]
[2013-10-22 5:31:53.151660][8360]Mount error! Code=2 Message=The system cannot find the file specified.

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Re: Storage pool handler initialization failure
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2013, 07:40:11 am »
It is a driver issue. Normally, it is the exact behavior you get if you don't run the UserMode.cmd command, but you said you ran it.

If you have and other pooling software installed, there might be compatibility issues with its driver. So, you will have to uninstall that.

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Re: Storage pool handler initialization failure
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2013, 10:14:39 am »
It is a driver issue. Normally, it is the exact behavior you get if you don't run the UserMode.cmd command, but you said you ran it.

If you have and other pooling software installed, there might be compatibility issues with its driver. So, you will have to uninstall that.

Thanks for your response.  I don't have any other pooling software installed.  The device manager & installed packages are shown in the 2 images below for reference.   I thought there may be some issues with installs I did so I went through and started uninstalling some of them (i.e. Asmedia etc.), but still the issue remains.  I am running this on Asrock Z87 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157371)




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Re: Storage pool handler initialization failure
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2013, 10:35:12 am »
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Uninstall FlexRAID
Reboot
Delete the installation folder
Disable Anti-virus
Re-install accepting all default options

If that does not work, then I really have no idea.

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Re: Storage pool handler initialization failure
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2013, 01:12:33 am »
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Uninstall FlexRAID
Reboot
Delete the installation folder
Disable Anti-virus
Re-install accepting all default options

If that does not work, then I really have no idea.

OK, it was ESET NOD32 that blocked the pool from starting.  Can you tell me which application/command is executed when the "Start Storage Pool" is clicked?  I want to add this one to ESET's allow list so it stops blocking FlexRAID.  Thanks.

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Re: Storage pool handler initialization failure
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2013, 05:20:30 am »
Make it exclude the whole FlexRAID.exe process.