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Windows 7: esata drive will disappear after a while.?


31 Jan 2010   #1

windows 7 pro
 
 
esata drive will disappear after a while.?

i have an external seagate hard drive that has USB and eSATA. i have used usb for about 2 years with it. I got an eSata cable to connect from the external drive to my sata PCI card. I am using windows 7 PRO. when using the esata the PC sees it but after a while it will disappear. i have to either reboot or goto - my computer - right click manage- computer management - then scan for hardware changes.

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31 Jan 2010   #2

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

When I had a problem like that, it was due to a defective cable. Check in your BIOS, there should be a LAN checker there that can test it.
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