Slave drive detection

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  1. Posts : 6,651
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       #21

    Sebastian42 said:
    Simpilot - Sad to report that the batch file does NOT achieve its aim - what a shame, because it would have been an ideal remedy, had it worked.

    If BIOS, that makes the interface between hardware and the OS, doesn't recognize the additional drive, how to expect that a refresh would detect?
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  2. Posts : 418
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       #22

    'how to expect that a refresh would detect? ' Ignorant hopefulness.
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  3. Posts : 6,651
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       #23

    Sebastian42 said:
    Ignorant hopefulness.
    Well, I'm not the one that still didn't understand what is happening on YOUR computer.
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  4. Posts : 418
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       #24

    "If BIOS, that makes the interface between hardware and the OS, doesn't recognize the additional drive.... ' There is NO evidence that the drive is not detected in BIOS - all I know is that it is not listed in THIS PC; and POSSIBLY not in Disk Management - yet to be confirmed.
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  5. Posts : 282
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       #25

    Tell me exactly how you made the batch file please. EXACTLY.
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  6. Posts : 418
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       #26

    I wrote a reply, but it disappeared when I checked the text of a post. Now it will have to wait till I have time again.

    - - - Updated - - -

    I made the batch file by copying the offered code from a different forum's response :

    DISKPART /s C:\script.txt
    where script.txt goes :'rescan'

    Since a drive is not detected in THIS PC unless it has a drive letter, that RESCAN prompted me to investigate Disk Management
    which does indeed have a 'rescan disks' option in its Action menu, in case 'loss of a drive letter' was my problem. I have not had a chance to test that theory yet, as the only instance of no detection since then, was solved by reseating the SATA leads into the SSD - that was OBVIOUSLY not a drive letter problem.

    It MAY BE that the batch file calls that same function, although it uses DiskPart to achieve it rather than Disk Management.

    If only it would work, it would be wonderfully elegant way to 'solve my problem'.
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  7. Posts : 282
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       #27

    Give this program a try.
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  8. Posts : 418
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       #28

    I tried it and clicking on the HOTSWAP.EXE had NO noticeable effect. Maybe because it is described as being for REMOVAL of devices. I'm after the opposite - I want viable drives DETECTED.

    For the first time, I thought of opening Disk Management when a disk failed to be detected. It showed there as 'unintialised'. To me that suggests that the problem is NOT at the level of BIOS. Toggling the power to the drive got it detected. If that was a reliable procedure, I would be satisfied with it. Only time will tell.

    That is a technique I can not apply to one of the drives (that sometimes does not get detected), because that is permanently connected to power.
    Last edited by Sebastian42; 17 Aug 2023 at 04:57.
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  9. Posts : 418
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       #29

    It rather looks like the most promising technique is to depower the drive and power it again - that fixes it SOMETIMES if not always.
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  10. Posts : 131
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       #30

    Sebastian42 said:
    In my x32Win10ProV2H22, I find that SOMETIMES I have to reboot before newly connected drives (using SATA connection) get detected. At other times I can achieve detection by reseating the leads into the SSDs. Is there another alternative to rebooting ?
    This might work: go to "This PC", right click and select "properties", then go to Device Manager, now select ANY of the items on the list/tree (otherwise the following option won't be visible); ok, now go to the menu above "Action", and select "scan for hardware changes".
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