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Windows 7: Hot Swappable Esata Ports

09 Feb 2010   #11
stream

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

nate42nd, I am sure you are right, because the picture in my mobo manual matches the one in post #6. Thanks. stream.


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12 Feb 2010   #12
stream

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Hi nate42nd, I finally got around to getting these changes made. The external drives get recognized immediately, however I haven't been able to disconnect them as I keep getting a message that says the drives are in use and to close any windows or programs that might be using them and try again. Any ideas on this. Thanks. Stream.
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12 Feb 2010   #13
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stream View Post
Hi nate42nd, I finally got around to getting these changes made. The external drives get recognized immediately, however I haven't been able to disconnect them as I keep getting a message that says the drives are in use and to close any windows or programs that might be using them and try again. Any ideas on this. Thanks. Stream.
Hello stream, Yes I do have an idea. You could open the "resource monitor" from the performance tab of the task manager or just type it into search. When you get the "resource monitor" running go to the tab that monitors hard disks. Scroll down and see what program is using the drive letter your eSATA drive is assigned. That will give you an idea what is using the drive.

It's most likely some system process like "defragmenter"....it's default is to defragment new disks....but whatever it is....you will find out. If it IS the defragmenter you can change that setting and turn it off. Good luck
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12 Feb 2010   #14
stream

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for replying so soon. I did as you suggested. The only activity was on the C drive. None on the G drive which the ext. hard drive is. With me nothing is easy. stream.
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12 Feb 2010   #15
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stream View Post
Thanks for replying so soon. I did as you suggested. The only activity was on the C drive. None on the G drive which the ext. hard drive is. With me nothing is easy. stream.
Type defrag into the search and open it up. Look into the schedule and on the bottom left of the schedule box there will be a check box to defragment new disks automatically....un-check that and see if that helps. I would also check "system restore" to make sure it's not monitoring the disk.

You can also use this but it's not the easiest thing in the world:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555665
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12 Feb 2010   #16
stream

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

nate42nd, does this look like a viable alternative? LockHunter is UNLOCKER Alternative that Works on Windows x64 Raymond.CC Blog
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12 Feb 2010   #17
stream

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

nate42nd, you were exactly right. I disabled DisKeeper which constantly monitors all the disks and now I am able to remove them without shutting down using the unit in the task bar. That did not show up in the task manager. Thank you so much. stream.
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12 Feb 2010   #18
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I am happy to hear you got it sorted out. If you need any further help with anything don't hesitate to ask me or anybody else. Also, if you feel I have helped you to your satisfaction please hit the scales in the upper right on one of the posts most helpful to you. It gives "rep" to the people who like to help. I don't know if I deserve any with your case, but remember it in the future. Have a great day!
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