Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: HDD Disappears on Resume from Sleep

08 Dec 2010   #1
Brett4u6

System 1: Win7 Premium x64, System 2: Win7 Premium x32
 
 
HDD Disappears on Resume from Sleep

I recently replaced my 320gb boot HDD with an Intel X-25 160gb SSD using the Intel migration tool. The system worked fine except the nVidia drivers don't support TRIM. So I tried the Intel SSD Toolbox which is supposed to manually send the TRIM command to the SSD. The tool box can see the SSD but the button to send the TRIM command is greyed out.

I did some reading and found some had success with this configuration by switching from the nVidia IDE/ATA drivers to the default Windows drivers. I did this and voila, the SSD Toolbox works and sends the TRIM command. But now I have a new problem.

Whenever the system recovers from sleep, my secondary HDD is missing. It doesn't show up in Disk Manager and rescanning the disks does not find it. The only way to get the HDD back is to reboot. The BIOS never has an issue seeing the disk and neither does Windows after boot. Only after sleep. I'm assuming this is because I'm not using the nVidia drivers.

Am I stuck choosing between a disappearing HDD and an SSD that will eventually fill w/ junk?

System
Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
XFX 780i mobo
Intel 160gb SSD (g2)
Seagate 500gb HDD
all drivers are current



My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

08 Dec 2010   #2
GeneO

Windows 7 64 bit SP1. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot.
 
 

Are you using AHCI drivers and is your second drive large?

You receive various Stop error messages in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 when you try to resume a computer that has a large SATA hard disk

In the case above it ends up with a stop because it is the system disk. disks other than the system just won't show up. I am pretty confident it is because your hard drive isn't spinning up fast enough. From the above it is apparent that if hard drive doesn't come up fast enough from sleep, windows will ignore it, even if you scan for hardware changes.

Anyhow, the above hotfix resolved my disappearing drive issue.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Dec 2010   #3
Brett4u6

System 1: Win7 Premium x64, System 2: Win7 Premium x32
 
 

The drive is 500gb. Not sure what constitutes "large". I'm using sata in IDE mode as nVidia does not support AHCI. I tried the hotfix anyway but the problem persists.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


08 Dec 2010   #4
GeneO

Windows 7 64 bit SP1. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brett4u6 View Post
The drive is 500gb. Not sure what constitutes "large". I'm using sata in IDE mode as nVidia does not support AHCI. I tried the hotfix anyway but the problem persists.
It sure seems to me that these are all related. Windows appears not to recognize a drive if it doesn't spin up in time - even if you scan new hardware.

Only thing I can suggest is to look in the system log for errors on your hard driv.

Gene
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 HDD Disappears on Resume from Sleep




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
BSOD on resume from sleep
Hello, I'm having some problems whenever i resume from sleep. Typically, I'll resume and I'll get a message stating that the display driver failed to respond and has recovered. Sometimes, I'll resume and get a black screen, so I'll reboot and then I'll get the BSOD pointing to nvlddmkm.sys I...
BSOD Help and Support
BSOD with sleep/resume
Hello, first post, need some help debugging a homebuilt system. Since built have had trouble with sleep/resume crashes. Tried updating drivers, several settings in device manager, and BIOS changes to no avail. In the end, I nuked the hard drive and did a complete re-install from the ground up. ...
BSOD Help and Support
BSOD on resume from sleep
Specs New install of windows 7 ultimate x64, reformat, old os was a linux variant older hardware, dual core amd 4200, nvidia gt2 250, 2 gig ram Besides the windows 7 drivers, I had to install a realtek ac 97 audio driver, which works. I installed nvidia's latest drivers. Computer seems to...
BSOD Help and Support
BSOD after resume from sleep
Hi, I'm hoping to get some help. About a month ago my pc started going to BSOD while trying to resume after being put to sleep. PC is 16 months old. I read the forums, etc and updated the ATI radeon display driver and the Realtek network driver but the problem persisted. I also rolled back...
BSOD Help and Support
Slow resume from sleep if sleep for long time
I currently run win7 ultimate 64bit, 8gig ram, intel i7-2600k cpu, and my OS runs on an OCZ SSD (all specs are in my profile) Sleep mode is set to S3 in BIOS, I have hibernation disabled (so no hibernation.sys file on my c drive) When I put my computer to sleep then immediately wake it up,...
Performance & Maintenance
Sometimes won't resume from Sleep
Hello all, I'm dumbfounded on this one. Here's what I know... I have Win7 Home Premium, and am using it on a Media Center PC. When I put the PC to sleep, sometimes it will wake up properly, sometimes it won't. When it does not wake up from sleep...I have to manually press the power button...
BSOD Help and Support

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:21.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App