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Windows 7: What is the correct way to unplug and replug SATA Internal Drives?

26 Sep 2019   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium bit

I have 4 of these:

!!Remember! if its C:\, turn off the comp 1st!! If D(?) E F etc, turn off the power switch & pull out/swap drives.

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27 Sep 2019   #12

Windows 7 Professional, SP1, x86

There are just certain things that we don't do, either by personal experience or by someone we respect telling us about it.

I could go down a long list of things I absolutely WON'T do, but suffice it to just say that I will NEVER unplug anything inside my Desktop PC with the power ON. The PSU doesn't like it, the Motherboard doesn't like it and eventually YOU won't like it either.

When you boot up your PC, the Bios takes an inventory of all the hardware that's connected to the motherboard. It really doesn't like to see that inventory change, on the fly.

Cheers Mates!
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 What is the correct way to unplug and replug SATA Internal Drives?

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