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Windows 7: BSOD when adding hard drives to 64-bit version

14 Oct 2009   #1
madmartian

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
BSOD when adding hard drives to 64-bit version

I can run Windows 7 64-bit just fine with drives C (boot), D (data), and H (DVD). If I add another drive, I can't boot - I get a flash of BSOD followed by a reboot. The BSOD flashes too fast to read, but just long enough to recognize it before it reboots. I have tried three additional drives at the same time and individually with the same results. I can plug the drives in while W7 is running and the drive is recognized and appears. It installed drivers upon the first plugin. But if I restart without changing anything, I get BSOD. I tried moving the DVD from E to H since that is how I had it setup in Vista and that did not change anything. The three drives should show up as E, F, and G. All are connected to the Intel SATA chipset on a Gigabyte GA-X48-DQ6 motherboard. There are no exclamation markes for the controller in Device Manager. I also tried turing off all autostart functions when new drives are inserted. Note that I am able to plug in a removable SATA drive via USB adapter (drive R) and leave it plugged in through a restart without trouble.

This setup ran fine in Vista 32. My Win7-64 install is on a clean formatted drive. This is the Release version of W7-64 (it was released to OEMs on Oct 12). All Windows 7 updates have been applied through Windows Update.


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14 Oct 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madmartian View Post
I can run Windows 7 64-bit just fine with drives C (boot), D (data), and H (DVD). If I add another drive, I can't boot - I get a flash of BSOD followed by a reboot. The BSOD flashes too fast to read, but just long enough to recognize it before it reboots. I have tried three additional drives at the same time and individually with the same results. I can plug the drives in while W7 is running and the drive is recognized and appears. It installed drivers upon the first plugin. But if I restart without changing anything, I get BSOD. I tried moving the DVD from E to H since that is how I had it setup in Vista and that did not change anything. The three drives should show up as E, F, and G. All are connected to the Intel SATA chipset on a Gigabyte GA-X48-DQ6 motherboard. There are no exclamation markes for the controller in Device Manager. I also tried turing off all autostart functions when new drives are inserted. Note that I am able to plug in a removable SATA drive via USB adapter (drive R) and leave it plugged in through a restart without trouble.

This setup ran fine in Vista 32. My Win7-64 install is on a clean formatted drive. This is the Release version of W7-64 (it was released to OEMs on Oct 12). All Windows 7 updates have been applied through Windows Update.
MM

couple of things. could you go into c:\windows\minidumo, zip the dump file (*.dmp) and upload it to us. If its not there try searching for *.dmp

Second. Are you using the same cable when you plug the last drive in? (bad wire, socket,?)

can you tell us about your computer so we know what hardware you have

thanks

Ken
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14 Oct 2009   #3
kodi

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Turn off the Auto restart so that you can read the BSOD.
Right click on my computer then select properties/advanced system settings/advanced/startup and recovery/settings and turn off automatically restart.
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14 Oct 2009   #4
madmartian

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Three different cables - all of which work in Vista-32.

Note that AHCI is enabled for the controller. I followed instructions elsewhere to install Win7 with AHCI disabled and then changed a reg setting and enabled AHCI and drives C and D work fine.

Sorry, no dmp files found on C and that folder does not exist.
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14 Oct 2009   #5
madmartian

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

I tried turning off the auto restart. I verified after reboot that it is still unchecked. Yet it still autoreboots after this BSOD and there is no dmp file.
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15 Oct 2009   #6
madmartian

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Well, it's fixed. I have no idea how. I spent yesterday installing software and using the computer since I had to get stuff done and was going to try troubleshooting the three drives today, but the system booted with the additional drives without trouble. I was going to get video of the flashing BSOD that wasn't supposed to reboot but was anyway, but alas, it's working now.

Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I'll post again if it crops up again.
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15 Oct 2009   #7
kodi

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

It's great to see you got it going.
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