My Drobo is no longer being recognized by Windows (using Windows 7). Drobo Dashboard does not recognize that any Drobo is attached. I have shutdown my computer, waited for the Drobo to go into Standby, and then power-cycled the Drobo before turning my PC back on. The result is always the same; my CPU usage spikes and the system becomes extremely slow, and no Drobo is detected. I have confirmed the CPU spike is due to the Drobo, because starting the computer up without the Drobo attached results in the system operating as normal. All the lights on my Drobo indicate that everything is fine, but when the Dashboard tries to connect to the Drobo, the CPU spikes, and seems to get stuck.
This began after I had restarted my PC, everything was normal, and my PC had tried to boot off of the Drobo (came up with an “Invalid Partition Table” error). I corrected the boot order in my Bios, and this is where the trouble began. The system started up normally, but now this issue. I’ve also installed the Dashboard on another system, plugged in the Drobo, and get the exact same behaviour. In Task Manager, the process running is “NT Kernel & System”.
I’ve opened a support ticket, but thought I would reiterate myself in here to see if anyone can help, as I’d like this sorted out sooner rather than later. Thanks in advance.