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Windows 7: Can't See HD Sometimes

03 Oct 2011   #11
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Thanks very much to Britton and Zepher.


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04 Oct 2011   #12
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You're very welcome!
Be careful when removing the CPU cooler so as not to pull the CPU out of its socket before you release it. I've done that but fortunately no damage to the socket.
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04 Oct 2011   #13
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
HDD Brand

You might want to check the Internet to see if there are any reported problems with your brand of HDD.

My WD Green drives (1.5 TB & 2 TB) had "8 second head parking" turned on.

Using the WD utility, I was able to turn the parking off, on my 1.5 TB HDD.
The 2 TB HDD still parks every 40 minutes or so.
I sometimes experience a delay when I try to read that drive.
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05 Oct 2011   #14
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

My HD disappeared again last night. It did not show in Disk Management.
After I rebooted, it was there again. I have u/l this view also. This isn't a big problem, but just annoying. I thought one of you might have a suggestion to solve this. == I just noticed that my C: drive is listed as Disk 1. Should it be Disk 0 and could this be the problem? Thanks,


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05 Oct 2011   #15
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Are you in the habit of starting your PC with the external drive already connected? What if Windows doesn't see F: and G: after startup, do you unplug the external drive and then plug it back in to see if it's seen then?
Your screenshot showing the internal drive (with Windows on it) as Disk 1 makes me suspect you're leaving the other drive plugged in during a restart...maybe that's not the best way to do it (just my personal opinion though).
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05 Oct 2011   #16
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

I don't have an external drive. Both of them are internal.
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05 Oct 2011   #17
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I formerly thought the boot drive had to be Disk 0, but was corrected. As long as the boot volume or partition is the only one marked as Active, it should be fine. Windows is annoying at fiddling with drive assignments.
You can try swapping the cables on the mobo.
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05 Oct 2011   #18
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
I formerly thought the boot drive had to be Disk 0, but was corrected. As long as the boot volume or partition is the only one marked as Active, it should be fine. Windows is annoying at fiddling with drive assignments.
You can try swapping the cables on the mobo.
With my luck if I switched cables, the OS drive would be the one that disappeared then.
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05 Oct 2011   #19
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Thanks for the help and the Avatar.
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05 Oct 2011   #20
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Does the drive not showing up only happen on a cold boot?
It could be the mobo not waiting for the drive to ID itself before proceeding to POST and going into Windows.
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