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Windows 7: Windows 7 Sata Problems

24 Jan 2016   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit
Windows 7 Sata Problems

Windows 7 Sata Problems

I am having problems with my ASUS Z97 WS Motherboard and its attached SATA hard drive bays. I am not sure if this problem comes under the heading of Windows 7, or ASUS. So here goes. A little while ago I was up on these forums because my attached HDD were not being seen and was advised to enable the 'Hot Swap' feature on the board. This I did and all was OK from then on. Recently a new problem has shown itself and I can't figure out what I may have done to cause it.
My HDD are not always being seen by the board.
Until recently had Win 7 Home Premium on one drive, and Win 7 Pro on another drive. This was while I configured Win 7 Pro to take over as my new OS. (I tried Win 10 and gave up in despair, and that is why I am back with Win 7)
But, even my other storage drives were not being seen all of the time ?
Trying to transfer my documents from the D drive on Home Premium to the D drive on Pro, was a complete non starter. At the times that the system was seeing the drives, it would have great problems copying the data. It would start off ok and then get slower and slower to the point that it stopped ? Something similar suddenly started happening with Acronis True Image. The clone procedure would go so far and then stop with the error message that it was unable to 'Write' to the disc.

I got round my date transfer problem by connecting a USB3 storage device to my PC, transfering the contents of the D Drive of Win 7 Home Premium to this device, and then transferring it all back to the D Drive of Win 7 Pro. So, whatever the problem is it only effects my Sata and eSata drives, but not my USB drives ?

Does anyone know what is happening here ?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jan 2016   #2

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

I would be guessing but have you updated your sata drivers off asus site yet ?
Not sure how you rolled out of 10 but it's not all that great of a restore
Did you make a system image before the upgrade ?

Sharing drives with win-10 well I've never had any luck with it
For one you'd need to disable fast start in win-10 so 10 didn't use fake shut down on them all the time
Without doing that win-7 would want to reinitialize or the last time I did a test it turned a drive into RAW.

Wasn't anything important on the drive but what if there was
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jan 2016   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit

I dumped the W10 upgrade completely and bought W7 Pro, then did a fresh install. And yes, I have done a complete driver update since then.
It's a poser.
The history of my machine is that it came with Vista home premium installed with the option to upgrade to W7 home premium, which I did. That machine no longer exists, but I now have W7 home premium, and W7 pro. I have home premium on my back up machine, and pro on my regular machine. The back up machine is just to get me online to nursemaid my main machine if needed.

The Latest ..........

I have just tried to create a system image on an almost new 2TB Seagate Barracuda. This new drive usually gets seen by my system. I got the error message that the system image could not be created as it was corrupted and that I should run the Check Disk facility, which I did. I ticked the two options for this and the check got as far as ... 169708 index entries processed.
Then it just stopped ?
The task manager shows that it is running, Processes: 105, CPU Usage: shows mostly 0% and sometimes 1%, Physical Memory: 14%
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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