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Windows 7: Win7 computer in IDE mode and cannot access USB plug and play devices

25 Jun 2012   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

You are misinterpeting that message in your BIOS. It means that in IDE mode, SATA drives can not be hot-swapped, where is this feature is supported under AHCI. That means it affects only non-system, SATA drives. It has absolutely no effect on USB devices.

If you are having trouble getting USB devices to be detected by your computer, that is a separate issue.

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 Win7 computer in IDE mode and cannot access USB plug and play devices

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