Windows startup issue with new HHD Docking Station

  1. Posts : 129
    Win 10 Pro 64bit - Build 18363.476 - Version 1909

    Windows startup issue with new HHD Docking Station

    Added a new external Eaxer Dual Bay Docking Station (also has built in USB 3 hub). The directions/instructions that came with it are pretty short and pretty basic. My issue is if I restart (or startup from system power off) while the docking station is powered on...the 2 HDD's do not show up in 'This PC', 'Device Manager'...etc

    If I power off the DS...restart (or power on) Windows...then switch the DS power back on...presto...the drives are in This C, disk management, etc ?

    Is this normal behavior for docking stations...and why would the Docking station need to be powered on after the PC is started in order for the drives to be recognized. ??

      My Computer

  2. Posts : 4,224
    Windows 10

    I don't know if it's normal behavior or otherwise, but I had something similar happen to me on a docking station I bought from Newegg last year: a Dyconn Dubbler Dock. I had a variety of interesting problems with it, mostly because it requires loading a driver at startup before you can use it. That might be what's going on with your device as well. Sorry for your trouble: been there, done that.
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