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Windows 7: Hardware device issue

26 Jan 2011   #1
AirPower4ever

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 
Hardware device issue

Hello, I just built a computer (Asus P7H55-M Pro and Core I5 661) and I installed a WD 500GB blue HD. I installed Win7 pro 32-bit and all seemsfine, but I found this (see pic).

It appears that the hard drive is a usb and it's not. I set the BIOS for AHCI and it is plugged into the SATA port. Not sure why this is popping up here. As you can see it is on the right hand side, top row. All my other win 7 systems does not do this for their drives.

Any one know how I can get rid of this?

Thanks




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26 Jan 2011   #2
Apotter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It says ATA... then I think it's fine. Is it working properly ?
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26 Jan 2011   #3
AirPower4ever

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for the response. Yes it is working fine. Customer picked it out and I have never seen this in Windows 7. I have 8 computers with win7 on it and the hard drive never shows up in here. I wonder if it is NOT raid, it ends up here. If it is raid, it disappears, all 8 systems are in some sort of raid.

Not sure, but thanks for the quick reply
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26 Jan 2011   #4
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

I think its showing up there because windows thinks its removable. Windows thinks its eSATA for some reason? Drivers maybe? Does that motherboard have eSATA ports that that drive is plugged into by accident?
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26 Jan 2011   #5
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

I will beit it appears in "Safely remove hardware" and are you using the Microsoft standard AHCI drivers. If so, see here for a registry entry to turn off hot-swap for the device:

My internal SATA device appears in Devices and Printers and in the Safely Remove Hardware area of the system tray?
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26 Jan 2011   #6
AirPower4ever

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

There are no eSATA ports on the board. Thanks though Alpha

Geneo, I'll try that out

I'll post the results
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28 Jan 2011   #7
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AirPower4ever View Post
There are no eSATA ports on the board. Thanks though Alpha

Geneo, I'll try that out

I'll post the results
Any luck?
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29 Jan 2011   #8
AirPower4ever

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Not yet, client is on a small vacation. I will keep in touch to let you know results. Sometime Monday or Tuesday
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02 Feb 2011   #9
AirPower4ever

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Okay, using your guys' answers I ended up starting at the drivers. That fixed it. Thanks again to all. Next time I send the parts to my house so I can build it up. Client had the parts and he messed with it. I was playing catch up all the time.

Thanks again
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