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Windows 7: Win 7 New Install -> Secondary SATA HDD does not auto mount

03 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit wSP1
Win 7 New Install -> Secondary SATA HDD does not auto mount

Hi everyone

I just put together a new build but am having a bit of weird problem.

When I boot into Windows, my secondary SATA drive does not get auto mounted so it shows up on "My computer". Every time I boot I need to go and designate a letter for it (via Disk management). Once I do, the drive shows up and everything is dandy until I boot again and have to repeat the steps.

The drives (both) are detected fine via the UEFI bios and Windows disk management itself.

The specs are:
  • Intel Core i7-3920K Sandy Bridge-E LGA 2011
  • ASUS Sabertooth X79 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel with UEFI BIOS and latest BIOS
  • ASUS GTX580
  • G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4x4GB)
  • Plextor SSD SATA III 128Gb
  • WD Caviar Black SATA III 1TB (3 partions)
  • CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 (which is getting replaced with a 850W version)
  • Windows 7 Professional x64 (clean install) with SP1

I have the system to boot via UEFI to the Plextor SSD drive, and have the WD HD has a backup drive.

I installed all the drivers included on the ASUS MB install CD (which includes SATA, etc).

Any ideas?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64bit wSP1

Thanks everyone for the help, but I fixed it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by R1chard View Post
Thanks everyone for the help, but I fixed it.
It might be very helpful to me if you were to tell how you fixed the problem.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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