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Windows 7: External Sata and USB

16 Nov 2012   #1

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
External Sata and USB

This could fit in several threads. I put it here because I am leaning towards a missing driver that does not show up in Device Manager

ASUS P8Z77 V Deluxe
Problem: External disk not readable. Sata nor USB.
Tried three docks. Tried numerous disks. Plugged in disks causes win explorer to lock and Disk Management locks up. Keep getting message "disk needs formatted" but the process locks up. When I remove the disk every thing straigtens out.
Tried Diskpart and it doesn't see the disk.
In device manager the ASMedia XHCI controller shows working properly with a message that says "Windows did not start a related device driver."
I had to usb hubs that didn't have drivers loaded. I was able to get the drivers loaded by booting into disable driver enforcement.
Have checked the bios, usb and controller settings are all enabled. Downloaded the latest bios (ver 1617) and reloaded chip set drivers. No help
USB ports will read a stick OK no problem. But neither external sata or usb ports can handle a disk.

Snips: Device Manager is clean no yellow triangles
ASMedia Controller shows message
Only one storage controller?????

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17 Nov 2012   #2

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
Disk Controllers

I found my other disk controllers. I had overlooked them earlier.

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17 Nov 2012   #3

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1

After updating Chipset, USB and Sata Driver along with the bios. Also the cable in not a good (loose) fit in the rear plug. I'll have to fix that. But I can now read external disks.
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