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Windows 7: Need shortcut or way to recognize hot swap drive

21 Jul 2010   #1
donnyb

Win 7 x64
 
 
Need shortcut or way to recognize hot swap drive

I have a removable drive bay that my Win7-64 will not recognize when I insert it and turn it on. Here are the steps I take so it will be recognized:

Start
Control Panel
Administrative Tools
Computer management
Disk management
Action
Rescan Discs

After doing the above 7 steps, I can use the inserted drive. So, I would like to know if there is a shortcut for the steps or is there something I need to change so it will work? BTW, my computer is fairly new (i7 w/6Gb of triple channel memory) and I did have the drive working as a hot swap drive when I had Win XP Pro - 32 bit installed on it.


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21 Jul 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by donnyb View Post
I have a removable drive bay that my Win7-64 will not recognize when I insert it and turn it on. Here are the steps I take so it will be recognized:

Start
Control Panel
Administrative Tools
Computer management
Disk management
Action
Rescan Discs

After doing the above 7 steps, I can use the inserted drive. So, I would like to know if there is a shortcut for the steps or is there something I need to change so it will work? BTW, my computer is fairly new (i7 w/6Gb of triple channel memory) and I did have the drive working as a hot swap drive when I had Win XP Pro - 32 bit installed on it.

Does the bay/drive require a driver and is it installed, or is it a generic USB?
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22 Jul 2010   #3
donnyb

Win 7 x64
 
 

Sorry, I didn't specify. It is a SATA II drive. When I had the XP installed, I did not have to use a driver.
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24 Sep 2010   #4
Rindill

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I'm in the same exact position, did you find out the answer?
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24 Sep 2010   #5
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I found this in the Vista Forums: "Rescan Disks" at the Command Line - Vista Forums

Or, a slightly shorter way to get there (and a ton less windows) is to
ctrl+E
Right click my computer->Manage
Disk management
Action
Rescan Discs
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28 Sep 2010   #6
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hey Guys,

Having a very similar problem to the OP myself. I just purchased a ThermalTake BlacX hard drive dock with USB 2.0 and eSATA connections. I've connected the enclosure to my Intel onboard SATA controllers #4 and #5. I've installed a Samsung SpinPoint F4 2TB hard drive in the dock. This is an EcoGreen drive, so 5400RPM.

When I first turn on my Windows 7 64-bit machine everything is fine. If I then hit the power button on the Thermaltake dock, the drive spins up, Windows detects it and I have my G drive. The drive works fine and when I am finished, I can click on Safely eject the hard drive and I can power down the dock.

The problem is the next time that I turn on the enclosure...the drive indeed spins up and the lights come on...but Windows doesn't detect it. I have to go into Disk Management and Rescan disks and it reappears.

I've tried connecting this to my Gigabyte SATA ports as well as the Intel SATA ports and the behavior is the same.

I found the KB977178 about Stop Errors in Server 2008 and Windows 7 due to drives which spin up slow. I am running that hotfix, but it hasn't resolved this issue.

Any ideas?

Oh yeah: the behavior is the same if I use USB 2.0 or eSATA.

Edit: The fastest way I have found to run rescan disks is to make a shortcut on my desktop which points to diskmgmt.msc. Then, action rescan disks.
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