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If clustering is used on Windows 2000 Advanced Server, disks without signatures may not be available.
The cluster disk driver hides any disks without signatures from the rest of the operating system.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/260910/EN-US/ )How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 1.
For most disks, Windows 2000 writes a signature automatically and this issue should not arise. Exceptions include any media to which a signature cannot be written, such as read-only media.