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Windows 7: Secondary hard drives disappear

01 Oct 2014   #1
YohonOrov

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Secondary hard drives disappear

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate with a 500 GB SSD hard drive. I have a 1.5, 2, and a 4 TB internal drive as data drives. After a period of time, these secondary drives disappear. Only to re appear when machine is re booted. I have tried reseating cables, and also switching cables around. Machine was recently built with i7 8 core ASUS motherboard and 16 GB Ram. Other squirrely problems exist also that are also annoying. Gadgets disappear upon re boot, and I have to run a batch file that I obtained in my research to bring them back. Are these problems as a result of using SSD drives? It seems that a lot of these annoying bugs happen when using them. In addition, I have had a few times where blue screens occurred and involuntary restarts. Can someone please shed some light on this? This hardware was expensive, and is causing me more grief than all of the other hardware of a lesser cost has caused me combined!


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01 Oct 2014   #2
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Hello YohonOrov. Welcome to the forum.

No, these are not normal results of using SSD's. You've got bugs - you've got to kill them.

Always best to tackle one problem at a time. If you have blue screen crashes you can read and follow the posting instructions in the Crashes and Debugging Forum to get help there.

As for the hard drives, check this:
Go to Start > Control Panel > Hardware & Sound > Power Options > for whichever plan you have selected click "Change Plan Settings" > click "Change Advanced Power Settings" > click the + sign next to Hard Drives > click the + sign next to "Turn Off Hard Disks After" > Move the setting down (counter-intuitive) to zero - it will now say "Never"

See if that is all it is.
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02 Oct 2014   #3
YohonOrov

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Yes I've tried this way back, and it didn't work. I just went into the bios and turned it off there too.
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02 Oct 2014   #4
YohonOrov

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

BTW, Here are my specs: Asus motherboard Z87-A version 1007
CPU Core i7 4770 3.50 Ghz
16384 MB DDR3

Drives:
Samsung SSD 840 series 500 GB (Boot Drive)
WD20EADS-00R6B0 2TB
WD15EADS-00P8B0 1.5 TB
WD40E7RX-00SPEB0 4TB
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02 Oct 2014   #5
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Can't think of why that would happen otherwise.

Try creating a new power plan and make the change there, then restart.
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