The removal of disk groups in VERITAS Volume Manager (tm) 3.1 for Windows 2000 results in an error message displayed upon boot.
vxboot- failed to auto-import disk group. All volumes of the disk group are not available.
This error is displayed because the disks from a dynamic
disk group have been removed without being properly deported, deleted, or
converted to basic disks. When the computer is rebooted, Volume Manager expects
to find these disks so that the disk group can be auto imported. When the disks
are not there, the error message is generated.
When Volume Manager is
uninstalled and reinstalled, information about the disk group is retained in the
registry. If the disk group will not be used again, remove the record of that
disk group from the registry. Otherwise, the message will continue to be seen at
To remove the disk group from the registry, follow these
1. Navigate to Start | Run 2. In the Open: box, type
REGEDIT and click OK. This will launch the registry editor. 3.
Navigate the registry to:
Info\ (Figure 1)
Figure 1 - Disk Group
4. The disk groups are not listed by the actual name, only by a general
name of Disk Group 1, Disk Group 2, and so on. To determine which disk group to
delete, click the general name to see a further listing that includes the actual
name of the disk group. (Figure 2)
Figure 2 - Disk Group Detail
you have determined which disk group to delete, highlight its general name (such
as Disk Group 3) and press the Delete key
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