Windows Storage Pool : cannot delete 2 disks

Blacktime2 1 Reputation point

Hello guys,

I need your expertise today regarding a Windows storage pool problem.
Thank you very much to those who will take the time to answer me !

I have a computer with Windows 11 and a storage pool composed of 6 disks of 1To.
The problem is that after many hardware failure, my storage pool it was damaged. I have the same disk twice and I can't delete the duplicates.
Note that I have no raid, it is a simple pool (without resilience).
My pool :



As you can see, the last two disks are duplicates of the previous two (because I tried to delete them and then put them back).
At this point, everything is almost fine except that I would like to get rid of the two duplicates (the last two disks) but the delete bar has been stuck at 0% for over 18 hours now.
Do you have any ideas?

I also tried with PowerShell. The disks list :

And the attempt to delete (which did not work) :


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  1. Limitless Technology 44,016 Reputation points

    Hello there,

    I would suggest you to check the health and operational states in Server Manager, or with PowerShell.Every storage pool has a health status - Healthy, Warning, or Unknown/Unhealthy, as well as one or more operational states.

    You can use the steps as per this article

    The best practice when decommissioning a Storage Spaces system is to remove the Virtual Disks, then the Storage Pool. This will release the disk drives and remove the Storage Pool metadata. When removing single disks and leaving the Storage Pool intact, you will simply retire the disk.


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