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Windows 7: Have to rescan drives almost all the time


13 Jul 2010   #1

WIN 7
 
 
Have to rescan drives almost all the time

Win 7, 3 SATA drives, 1 IDE drive, no restore points available

Since about 2 weeks I have to refresh/rescan my HDs almost every time I boot. Unfortunately there is no pattern. Occasionally all partitions can be seen then there are times where I have to rescan using the Disk Management.
Right now I am even using a batch file on my desktop to avoid having to go through all the clicks.

Any ideas what could have caused this problem and how to fix it?

Thanks.
Kraut55


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13 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I suggest a system restore to get to a point before the troubles began.

Do you have to rescan the disks when doing a reboot, or just when it comes out of sleep or hibernate?
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13 Jul 2010   #3

WIN 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
I suggest a system restore
as mentioned, not available.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Do you have to rescan the disks when doing a reboot, or just when it comes out of sleep or hibernate?
only after reboot
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13 Nov 2010   #4

windows 7
 
 

I am having the same exact problem. Did you ever get resolution to this issue? I attempted to install RAID drivers ater installing the OS and never got it to work - which I now know is no surpise as this is not recmmended. I am wondering if the fact that I need to rescan after every reboot is from this. Also, in the mean time, can you share your batch file so I don't have to do it manually?
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13 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bmb2200 View Post
I am having the same exact problem. Did you ever get resolution to this issue? I attempted to install RAID drivers ater installing the OS and never got it to work - which I now know is no surpise as this is not recmmended. I am wondering if the fact that I need to rescan after every reboot is from this. Also, in the mean time, can you share your batch file so I don't have to do it manually?
Hello,

Could you provide us with your system specs? At the very least, we need your motherboard/chipset and computer model. If you can only get 1 of those, that's fine.

Attached is a batch file I found that will rescan the disks. Hopefully we can find a solution though.


Attached Files
File Type: bat RESCAN.bat (22 Bytes, 224 views)
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26 Dec 2012   #6

Windows 8 Pro x 64
 
 

==============================================================================
How to make the taskbar battery icon to appear each time you boot the computer in Window 8. This applies to other devices that refuse to show until you use "scan for hardware changes" in Device manager:
==============================================================================
1. Download DevCon.exe from Microsoft:
The DevCon command-line utility functions as an alternative to Device Manager
2. Extract the files. U will find 2 folders:
"i386" is for 32-bit system
"ia64" is for 64-bit system, however if you are using Windows8 it will not work and you will have to use the "i386" folder content.
Note that each of the 2 folders contains a file of the same name: "DevCon.exe". Extract the one that works for you to either of these directories:
C:\Windows\System32
C:\Windows\
After copying right click on the devcon.exe and select "Creat shortcut"
3. Go to the shortcut on the desktop and right click it to select properties
4. Change the "Target:" to:
C:\Windows\System32\devcon.exe /rescan or
C:\Windows\devcon.exe /rescan
depending on where you copied the devcon.exe file in step 2 above.
4. Each time you boot your PC double click on the shortcut. Alternatively you can automate it by:
a. Downloding and installing Classic Shell Menu from:
Welcome to Classic Shell
b. After installing and configuring the Classic Shell you will have the Classic Start Menu back on your Windows 8 (note that Windows 8 does not have Start Menu), drag the devcon.exe shortcut icon to the Start Menu button. While still holding down the mouse navigate to the "Program" then "Start-up". As you come to the start-up it will open a menu of all the programs that are scheduled to auto-start. Now release you mouse button while in that menu (you will see a black bold line drawn as you go to the menu. Only release the mouse button when you see this black line)
c. Now every time you start your computer it will go to the Start-up folder and run the Devcon.exe shortcut which will now invoke the "rescan" command in the devcon.exe. This is the command that "Scan for hardware changes" in "Device Manager". Thus the device manager will rescan and put you battery icon on the taskbar.
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26 Dec 2012   #7

Windows 8 Pro x 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Abubakar View Post
==============================================================================
How to make the taskbar battery icon to appear each time you boot the computer in Window 8. This applies to other devices that refuse to show until you use "scan for hardware changes" in Device manager:
==============================================================================
1. Download DevCon.exe from Microsoft:
The DevCon command-line utility functions as an alternative to Device Manager
2. Extract the files. U will find 2 folders:
"i386" is for 32-bit system
"ia64" is for 64-bit system, however if you are using Windows8 it will not work and you will have to use the "i386" folder content.
Note that each of the 2 folders contains a file of the same name: "DevCon.exe". Extract the one that works for you to either of these directories:
C:\Windows\System32
C:\Windows\
After copying right click on the devcon.exe and select "Creat shortcut"
3. Go to the shortcut on the desktop and right click it to select properties
4. Change the "Target:" to:
C:\Windows\System32\devcon.exe /rescan or
C:\Windows\devcon.exe /rescan
depending on where you copied the devcon.exe file in step 2 above.
4. Each time you boot your PC double click on the shortcut. Alternatively you can automate it by:
a. Downloding and installing Classic Shell Menu from:
Welcome to Classic Shell
b. After installing and configuring the Classic Shell you will have the Classic Start Menu back on your Windows 8 (note that Windows 8 does not have Start Menu), drag the devcon.exe shortcut icon to the Start Menu button. While still holding down the mouse navigate to the "Program" then "Start-up". As you come to the start-up it will open a menu of all the programs that are scheduled to auto-start. Now release you mouse button while in that menu (you will see a black bold line drawn as you go to the menu. Only release the mouse button when you see this black line)
c. Now every time you start your computer it will go to the Start-up folder and run the Devcon.exe shortcut which will now invoke the "rescan" command in the devcon.exe. This is the command that "Scan for hardware changes" in "Device Manager". Thus the device manager will rescan and put you battery icon on the taskbar.
I hope this helps.
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