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2,3 ide drives disappear



 
 
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Old May 8th 07, 08:20 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
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Default 2,3 ide drives disappear

i have 3 physical IDE drives (the primary [drive c], and a slave , plus
another as master on second channel + my DVD as the 4th ide device

on installing Vista ultimate , runs - but , but every so often , (maybe
every couple of days) , wil be 1/2 way thru doing something , and all the
drives (physical , and partition) , will all dissapear , except the c
(windows) drive , this doesnt seem to happen when i am doing anything in
particular , and sometimes happens when the drive is actual being used , i.e
1/2 way thru burning a DVD , the dvd drive will just "dissapear" causing
nero to crash , i have also experinecen it many time when doing something
basic like dragging a file form one fdrive to another in explorer , 1/2 way
thru the copy dialog , an error will come up "cannot find file" , on
checking my computer , all drives have dissappaered except C - only a hard
reboot , will get them back, sometimes with errors , as i have to perform a
chkdisk. i have seen a few posts with comments about checking cabling on the
drives , has anyone else experienced this problem

seems a bit of a shame that im not using vista , not because of the
lack of software - but because basic i/o is falling over

ta
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Old May 8th 07, 09:46 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
swasrfa007
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Default 2,3 ide drives disappear

I have had the same thing happened on Windows XP SP2 too.
I cant really remember what I did to solve this problem.
Did u find any problem when u installing Windows Vista?
Did you 100% sure follow the steps when installing Windows Vista?

" wrote:

i have 3 physical IDE drives (the primary [drive c], and a slave , plus
another as master on second channel + my DVD as the 4th ide device

on installing Vista ultimate , runs - but , but every so often , (maybe
every couple of days) , wil be 1/2 way thru doing something , and all the
drives (physical , and partition) , will all dissapear , except the c
(windows) drive , this doesnt seem to happen when i am doing anything in
particular , and sometimes happens when the drive is actual being used , i.e
1/2 way thru burning a DVD , the dvd drive will just "dissapear" causing
nero to crash , i have also experinecen it many time when doing something
basic like dragging a file form one fdrive to another in explorer , 1/2 way
thru the copy dialog , an error will come up "cannot find file" , on
checking my computer , all drives have dissappaered except C - only a hard
reboot , will get them back, sometimes with errors , as i have to perform a
chkdisk. i have seen a few posts with comments about checking cabling on the
drives , has anyone else experienced this problem

seems a bit of a shame that im not using vista , not because of the
lack of software - but because basic i/o is falling over

ta

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Old May 8th 07, 09:55 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
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Default 2,3 ide drives disappear

yes , ive been running xp pro - for years , with no problem, vista works
fine, and then occasionally the drive "disappear" , im thinking its a
problem with a windows driver , and/or some software that i installed after
vista , but doesnt seem to be a pattern as to when and why it happens : i
was just wondering if anyone else has had the same problem , and have
tracked it down to some specific 3rd party software, the only other
alternative is it to install a base operating system , and do an image/ghost
before each software installation , - but this seems to be using a
sledghammer to crack a nut - as it may be several weeks before the problems
arises

"swasrfa007" wrote:

I have had the same thing happened on Windows XP SP2 too.
I cant really remember what I did to solve this problem.
Did u find any problem when u installing Windows Vista?
Did you 100% sure follow the steps when installing Windows Vista?

" wrote:

i have 3 physical IDE drives (the primary [drive c], and a slave , plus
another as master on second channel + my DVD as the 4th ide device

on installing Vista ultimate , runs - but , but every so often , (maybe
every couple of days) , wil be 1/2 way thru doing something , and all the
drives (physical , and partition) , will all dissapear , except the c
(windows) drive , this doesnt seem to happen when i am doing anything in
particular , and sometimes happens when the drive is actual being used , i.e
1/2 way thru burning a DVD , the dvd drive will just "dissapear" causing
nero to crash , i have also experinecen it many time when doing something
basic like dragging a file form one fdrive to another in explorer , 1/2 way
thru the copy dialog , an error will come up "cannot find file" , on
checking my computer , all drives have dissappaered except C - only a hard
reboot , will get them back, sometimes with errors , as i have to perform a
chkdisk. i have seen a few posts with comments about checking cabling on the
drives , has anyone else experienced this problem

seems a bit of a shame that im not using vista , not because of the
lack of software - but because basic i/o is falling over

ta

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Old June 6th 07, 08:22 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
joker
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Default 2,3 ide drives disappear

Hey,

Sometimes when I insert a cd in my dvd drive, it disapears. Reboot,
everything back to normal and I can even use the cd, but it happens!!! Any
luck with solving the problem yet?

--
Joker
Computer Engineer


" wrote:

yes , ive been running xp pro - for years , with no problem, vista works
fine, and then occasionally the drive "disappear" , im thinking its a
problem with a windows driver , and/or some software that i installed after
vista , but doesnt seem to be a pattern as to when and why it happens : i
was just wondering if anyone else has had the same problem , and have
tracked it down to some specific 3rd party software, the only other
alternative is it to install a base operating system , and do an image/ghost
before each software installation , - but this seems to be using a
sledghammer to crack a nut - as it may be several weeks before the problems
arises

"swasrfa007" wrote:

I have had the same thing happened on Windows XP SP2 too.
I cant really remember what I did to solve this problem.
Did u find any problem when u installing Windows Vista?
Did you 100% sure follow the steps when installing Windows Vista?

" wrote:

i have 3 physical IDE drives (the primary [drive c], and a slave , plus
another as master on second channel + my DVD as the 4th ide device

on installing Vista ultimate , runs - but , but every so often , (maybe
every couple of days) , wil be 1/2 way thru doing something , and all the
drives (physical , and partition) , will all dissapear , except the c
(windows) drive , this doesnt seem to happen when i am doing anything in
particular , and sometimes happens when the drive is actual being used , i.e
1/2 way thru burning a DVD , the dvd drive will just "dissapear" causing
nero to crash , i have also experinecen it many time when doing something
basic like dragging a file form one fdrive to another in explorer , 1/2 way
thru the copy dialog , an error will come up "cannot find file" , on
checking my computer , all drives have dissappaered except C - only a hard
reboot , will get them back, sometimes with errors , as i have to perform a
chkdisk. i have seen a few posts with comments about checking cabling on the
drives , has anyone else experienced this problem

seems a bit of a shame that im not using vista , not because of the
lack of software - but because basic i/o is falling over

ta

 




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