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Windows 7: usb, sata etc load AFTER log in, please help

01 Feb 2013   #11
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

If you only boot from C:\ then all other disks marked active need to be inactive.

Launch diskpart in an elevated command and for each disk marked active (F, G, H, M),
select the disk, then select the marked active.

Diskpart is basically a command line Disk Mngmt, but it has additional functions.
Be careful, double check that you select the correct disk and correct partition
- execute list disk and list part BEFORE any other Diskpart command, the selected object has an asterisk to the left of it.

DO NOT MARK C:\ inactive

For example, the commands for H:\
list disk -----> make sure you select the correct disk
select disk 0 -----> Diskpart ennumerates from 0, Disk Mgmnt ennumerates from 1
list part -----> make sure you select the correct partition
select part 1 -----> only one partition on H:\
list part -----> the partition selected will have an asterisk on the left
detail part -----> this will tell you if the partition is marked active
inactive -----> set it inactive

When all partitions are inactive, exit diskpart, exit command prompt.

Reboot

I can't tell the other Disk / partitions because teh screenshot is cut off. If you're not familiar with Diskpart, please post a full screen of disk mngmt showing all disks in the lower section.

Do you know how / why the disk were set active?

Bill
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01 Feb 2013   #12
peugot

windows 7 professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
If you only boot from C:\ then all other disks marked active need to be inactive.

Launch diskpart in an elevated command and for each disk marked active (F, G, H, M),
select the disk, then select the marked active.

Diskpart is basically a command line Disk Mngmt, but it has additional functions.
Be careful, double check that you select the correct disk and correct partition
- execute list disk and list part BEFORE any other Diskpart command, the selected object has an asterisk to the left of it.

DO NOT MARK C:\ inactive

For example, the commands for H:\
list disk -----> make sure you select the correct disk
select disk 0 -----> Diskpart ennumerates from 0, Disk Mgmnt ennumerates from 1
list part -----> make sure you select the correct partition
select part 1 -----> only one partition on H:\
list part -----> the partition selected will have an asterisk on the left
detail part -----> this will tell you if the partition is marked active
inactive -----> set it inactive

When all partitions are inactive, exit diskpart, exit command prompt.

Reboot

I can't tell the other Disk / partitions because teh screenshot is cut off. If you're not familiar with Diskpart, please post a full screen of disk mngmt showing all disks in the lower section.

Do you know how / why the disk were set active?

Bill
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ah, like this`? there was no way i could fit all of them in a pic, så my 2 dvd drives were cut of, there are not use for them anyway?


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01 Feb 2013   #13
Duzzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by peugot View Post
so, i got this problem. after i log in, the pc finds all discs and other peripherals AFTER log in, every single time.. this is a problem because my dropbox etc cant find the disc its files are in when the program loads in. also, there are like 10 autoruns opening when i turn on my pc, everytime and that is very annoying. so what can i do about that? i want it to be normal, like no autoruns everytime i log in, and that the discs etc are loaded before programs etc loads
So your saying every time you login a message pops up down the bottom about installing drivers then 10 of these Autoplays pop up,
usb, sata etc load AFTER log in, please help-autoplay.png

Is this correct?


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01 Feb 2013   #14
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Right - DVD drives don't matter in this case.

Note, I incorrectly stated that Diskpart and Disk Mngr enumerate disks differently. I should have looked at my machine to verify. They both use the same enumeration. My apologies. Please double check when you execute the commands - you can always

Here are the commands to mark the other (non C:\) drives inactive
G:\ = disk 0
H:\ = disk 1
F:\ = disk 7
M:\ = disk 8

all drives have only one partition, so that makes it easy

Elevated Command Prompt (right click - > run as admin)

Code:
diskpart
 
list disk
select disk 0
list disk
list part
select part 1
list part
detail part
inactive
 
list disk
select disk 1
list disk
list part
select part 1
list part
detail part
inactive
 
list disk
select disk 7
list disk
list part
select part 1
list part
detail part
inactive
 
list disk
select disk 8
list disk
list part
select part 1
list part
detail part
inactive
 
exit
exit
reboot and post another disk mngmt screen shot

Note: Duzzy asks a good question - Is what he describes what you see - Autoplay?

Thanks,

Bill
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01 Feb 2013   #15
peugot

windows 7 professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Duzzy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by peugot View Post
so, i got this problem. after i log in, the pc finds all discs and other peripherals AFTER log in, every single time.. this is a problem because my dropbox etc cant find the disc its files are in when the program loads in. also, there are like 10 autoruns opening when i turn on my pc, everytime and that is very annoying. so what can i do about that? i want it to be normal, like no autoruns everytime i log in, and that the discs etc are loaded before programs etc loads
So your saying every time you login a message pops up down the bottom about installing drivers then 10 of these Autoplays pop up,
Attachment 253271

Is this correct?
yes, i checked. this seems to only be usb's .. 2 usb harddiscs and usb sticks etc...
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01 Feb 2013   #16
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

As I said earlier, this sounds normal if it's the Auto Play you're seeing, it happens on my system if I reboot and have, say, a USB drive still plugged in. Auto Play is not drivers installing it's asking what to do with the device.

Try this: AutoPlay - Enable or Disable
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01 Feb 2013   #17
peugot

windows 7 professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
As I said earlier, this sounds normal if it's the Auto Play you're seeing, it happens on my system if I reboot and have, say, a USB drive still plugged in. Auto Play is not drivers installing it's asking what to do with the device.

Try this: AutoPlay - Enable or Disable
yes i know that you said it, and have it in mind =) now i am trying to find som sort of bypass for it.. but it seems like the only fix is to make them internal(take them out of their cabinets? then i must have a raid card, damn
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01 Feb 2013   #18
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

I think we need to be sure of what we're trying to solve. I'm still a bit confused.

The issue I see in post# talks about autoruns, I pointed to the sysinternals autoruns as a way to control that.

BIOS won't see USB drives.

Britton asked about disk mgmnt and from the posted screen shot, I noticed a common error (partitions set to active). I believe that eorr has been corrected - please let me know if you have set the F, G, H, & M partitions inactive.

Britton also asked about autoplay - and provided a way to disable it. You can also just turn it off in Control Panel
AutoPlay - Turn On or Off.

There is no need to "convert" an external USB drive to an internal drive. I'm assuming that we're just not on the same page and while the recommendations are helpful to your system, we're not solving the issue on your machine.

Please post what has been done and what hasn't - that's a good first step. Include every step you've taken and post updated images. Sure, this requires that you revisit what has been posted, but we're here to help and we need you're help.

Take your time, don't shortcut (i.e. post 2 done!....instead report exactly what you did, any errors, any questions about the instructions)

There aren't too many posts and this doesn't seem to be a difficult thing to solve - if we're on the correct trajectory. If we are trying to solve a different issue, then nothing anyone recommends will fix it.

If you could grab a screenshot of the autoruns/autoplays whatever that you see as the problem and post that, I'd be happy.

Use the print screen (PrtScn/SysRq) button on your keyboard to capture what's on your screen and then open paint, paste the captured image, save it and attach it to a post here on sevenforums.

Sysinternals autorun and turning off Autoplay in Control panel satisfies what you've described. More details on the problem is need from your side.

Thanks,

Bill
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01 Feb 2013   #19
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

From what I see you have about ~8TB of storage scattered over 8 drives. Perhaps you can have some different storage strategy so you don't need all of the externals.

Your motherboard has 8 SATA ports so a RAID card shouldn't be needed.
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01 Feb 2013   #20
peugot

windows 7 professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
I think we need to be sure of what we're trying to solve. I'm still a bit confused.

The issue I see in post# talks about autoruns, I pointed to the sysinternals autoruns as a way to control that.

BIOS won't see USB drives.

Britton asked about disk mgmnt and from the posted screen shot, I noticed a common error (partitions set to active). I believe that eorr has been corrected - please let me know if you have set the F, G, H, & M partitions inactive.

Britton also asked about autoplay - and provided a way to disable it. You can also just turn it off in Control Panel
AutoPlay - Turn On or Off.

There is no need to "convert" an external USB drive to an internal drive. I'm assuming that we're just not on the same page and while the recommendations are helpful to your system, we're not solving the issue on your machine.

Please post what has been done and what hasn't - that's a good first step. Include every step you've taken and post updated images. Sure, this requires that you revisit what has been posted, but we're here to help and we need you're help.

Take your time, don't shortcut (i.e. post 2 done!....instead report exactly what you did, any errors, any questions about the instructions)

There aren't too many posts and this doesn't seem to be a difficult thing to solve - if we're on the correct trajectory. If we are trying to solve a different issue, then nothing anyone recommends will fix it.

If you could grab a screenshot of the autoruns/autoplays whatever that you see as the problem and post that, I'd be happy.

Use the print screen (PrtScn/SysRq) button on your keyboard to capture what's on your screen and then open paint, paste the captured image, save it and attach it to a post here on sevenforums.

Sysinternals autorun and turning off Autoplay in Control panel satisfies what you've described. More details on the problem is need from your side.

Thanks,

Bill
it was just to point out whats happen. the main problem is that windows find the discs too late, so programs that use storage on them will shout errors in all directions. the autoplay etc is not a problem for me. also everything is normal after i just OK'ing the errors. what does the "active" really do? i havent tried anything yet, i will after pointing out exactly how i fix my main problem .. and, thank you all very much for helping me! i can be a pain sometimes, but i want everything to be right so i dont **** anything up or do it wrong =)
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