Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos
OP, in (control panel) advanced power settings disable hard drive sleep, or increase the delay. This is almost certainly the cause of what you're experiencing - I doubt there's anything at all wrong with your drive...
Well, what if you WANT it to sleep to save power/extend the drive's life. Then how do you force it to be seen in the "Disk Management" CP applet?
Usually my drives are there, and they wakeup when I access them. But sometimes they disappear entirely and I won't see them again unless I reboot.
Obviously, this is extremely frustrating - I don't understand why Action -> Rescan Disks doesn't find them???