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Windows 7: esata drive not shown in windows.

30 Dec 2009   #1
Chvybeatsford

W7 ULTIMATE
 
 
esata drive not shown in windows.

Ok i have a Seagate freeagent pro 500g external HDD. Was running usb but new MB has esata so i wanted to give it a go. Well not so easy as i thought.

If esata drive is hooked to port when computer loads ,Bios sees the drive but wont get past the windows load screen.

Unpluged from port and windows loads fine. So i plug it in and windows makes the normal noise but nuthing shows up. Wait 7 mins a drive apears but will always cause page to stop responding.

Usb still works fine jus rather esata due to larg files


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30 Dec 2009   #2
Chvybeatsford

W7 ULTIMATE
 
 

Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Computer Management - Diskmanagement = No drive seen

I am running in Achi also.
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30 Dec 2009   #3
Chvybeatsford

W7 ULTIMATE
 
 

Ok jus I new to seven so didn't know bout this feature.... At the bottom right control panel I have safly remove hardware. The drive is listed there when I plug it in. Just under properties it dosent have n details listed but the name of drive. Dosent show size or ne thing. Tries the driver but option to update is not selectable. If I try to explore it it will jus lock up computer.
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30 Dec 2009   #4
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
ACHI

turn off ACHI and use IDE make sure in your bios to set SATA device priority to your main OS drive that should solve your problem
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31 Dec 2009   #5
Chvybeatsford

W7 ULTIMATE
 
 

Ok so in bios set main HD to IDE mode. Srry if I'm lost the move from old IDE computers to sata has me confused
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03 Jan 2010   #6
Chvybeatsford

W7 ULTIMATE
 
 

Still nothing guys. tried just about everything.
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25 Sep 2011   #7
Musashi

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I have a similar problem. I'm using the Thermaltake blacX and I can get it to work in USB mode but not in eSATA mode. Windows won't boot with it hooked up, and windows barely pays attention to it when turned on. (tries to load drivers but fails).

Please help, this is annoying the crap out of me!
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25 Sep 2011   #8
Schroff87

7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Musashi View Post
I have a similar problem. I'm using the Thermaltake blacX and I can get it to work in USB mode but not in eSATA mode. Windows won't boot with it hooked up, and windows barely pays attention to it when turned on. (tries to load drivers but fails).

Please help, this is annoying the crap out of me!
Marvell controllers are prone to this ... I remember this issue was widespread on the Asus P6T deluxe. Which motherboard do you have?

PS. Why didn't you just start your own thread??!
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25 Sep 2011   #9
Musashi

Windows 7 x64
 
 

My Mobo is a Gigabyte MA785GMT-UDH2 (rev 1.1). I'm running windows 7.


Yeah, maybe I should have started my own thread.
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25 Sep 2011   #10
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Musashi View Post
My Mobo is a Gigabyte MA785GMT-UDH2 (rev 1.1). I'm running windows 7.


Yeah, maybe I should have started my own thread.

In the BIOS, is "OnChip SATA Type" set to AHCI and
"OnChip SATA Port4/5 Type" set to As SATA Type?
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