I've just installed a new system for a freind which, at his request, includes an internal removeable HDD (mounted in a caddy)
When I first installed Windows (with AHCI selected in BIOS beforehand), the drive could be installed (ie "switched on using a key on front of the caddy) and Windows 7 would recognise a new drive and pop up the "Autoplay" screen. Likewise, when I when to "eject media" I could select, and power it down before phyically removing it....all with no problems
A few hours later, I've installed some programs, documents, Windows 7 updates etc and if I try to install the drive whilst already in Windows, I get a BSOD and the system reboots. After the reboot, the drive is present and correct and can be removed as before. If I try to install it again.....same BSOD
FYI, once rebooted after the BSOD I have it showing in Disk Management as follows;
Disk 1, Basic, "BackUp (F
Healthy (Primary Partition)
Under "Policies" I have it set to "Quick Removal"
I still have AHCI selected in BIOS and my Registry reflects that Windows 7 has the AHCI drivers loaded
I'm not expert by far so would appreciate any help you guys might be able to offer!
The ONLY thing I can think of that may have caused the change in behaviour was that I changed some drive letters via Disk Management and also had an external USB drive set to "Active" so I changed this using dskmgr
Should my System Reserved partition on the boot drive have a drive letter? I don't recall having seen it before but it now has "E:" attached to it...I think the same as this troublesome removeable drive had at installation....could this be anything to do with it??
Any help VERY much appreciated guys!