Stop Windows 1909 from Trying to Initialize / mount DRIVE!

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  1. Posts : 549
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    Stop Windows 1909 from Trying to Initialize / mount DRIVE!


    I know, I read the tutorial and DID disable Automount. I want to put a TIVO drive in and run software (DVRBars) to back up the TIVO Drive, however, if Windows in ANY way does anything to this TIVO drive it will be dead forever! The program says to "Do Not Run Windows Disk Manager" so is disabling automount what he means? I have a SATA dock and have a backup drive that I use, that is usually powered off.. IF I put the TIVO Drive in there will it try to mount it anyway as a drive letter is assigned when the Backup drive is in there and powered on, or does Windows know it is a different Volume?

    Thank you and I hope this is the correct forum.
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  2. Try3's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H1 Build 19043.1110
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    Disk management is a specific component within Windows and is not related to automount. Disk management can be used to set up disks for access by Windows so I understand why it would be mentioned.
    C:\Windows\System32\diskmgmt.msc

    Perhaps TIVO has a support website or a user forum that can guide you.
    OK, in the light of your response -
    Perhaps DVRBars has a support website or a user forum that can guide you.

    Denis
    Last edited by Try3; 04 Mar 2020 at 12:47.
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  3. Posts : 549
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
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    Well, TIVO has nothing to do with it. It is software written by someone else. Is there a way to turn Disk Management off so I can connect this drive and not have Windows do ANYTHING to it?
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  4. Posts : 264
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    It probably means no to format the drive using Windows Disk Management.
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  5. Try3's Avatar
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    Disk Management only runs when you tell it to by using C:\Windows\System32\diskmgmt.msc so if you do not use it then it does not do anything [and possibly if you use it but do not tell it to change anything about the special drive].

    Windows tries to detect all its connected hardware when it starts and when Device manager detects a change. I have absolutely no idea if the detection will change anything. If the software writer has only warned you about Disk Management then perhaps you'll be OK. I still think you need to go back to the software publisher to get clarification.

    Denis
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  6. Posts : 549
    Windows 10 Pro
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    OK, I guess it is less of an issue as the person who wrote the software just said that when the DiskManager comes up just tell it NO!
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  7. Posts : 264
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    the disk manager won´t do anything unless you tell it to do something. Besidess It won´t come up on its own!!!!
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  8. Try3's Avatar
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    MPSAN said:
    OK, I guess it is less of an issue as the person who wrote the software just said that when the DiskManager comes up just tell it NO!
    OK but Disk management never "comes up". It only runs when you tell it to. Many people never use it and might not even know that the utility exists.

    Denis
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  9. Posts : 264
    Windows 10
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    I think you are mistaking the disk manager with the way Windows automatically assigns a letter to any connected drive.
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  10. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
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    An example comes to mind, the discontinued 3.5" floppy disks can be written to by later versions of Windows when simply inserted into the floppy drive and it will screw them up so the write-protect switch on them has to be opened to prevent it. Unfortunately HDDs don't have that switch, ZIP disks may also be at risk. The even older 5.25" disks have to have the 'notch' taped over, usually came with a black label, to prevent the problem. And Yes, I do keep a computer available with the mentioned disk drives against the time a client comes across them and want to know what they contain. I also keep a USB ZIP 250MB drive and USB 3.5" 1.44MB drive which work on Win10.
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