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  1. Posts : 419
    Win10 32bit v20H2
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    Slave drive detection


    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 ?
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    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 ?


    It could just be that your cables are starting to get... old or loose.
    Try some new SATA cables and see if the problem still exists.

    Maybe get some SATA cables with locking clips?

    Something like this, maybe...
    SATA cables with locking clips


    Reading your specs in the "Other Info" section... maybe you're just confusing the SATA controller chip on that "old" motherboard.
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  3. Posts : 419
    Win10 32bit v20H2
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    I have no idea what you read in 'other info' - I have tried to look at my profile, but get stuck in Notifications.
    I take it that you know of no TECHNIQUE to avoid the need to reboot.
    Your only suggestion seems to be 'maintenance'.
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    Sebastian42 said:
    I have no idea what you read in 'other info' - I have tried to look at my profile, but get stuck in Notifications.
    I take it that you know of no TECHNIQUE to avoid the need to reboot.
    Your only suggestion seems to be 'maintenance'.

    There's only a few things that can affect drive detection.
    The BIOS settings, the drives, the cables or the motherboard SATA controller.
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  5. Posts : 419
    Win10 32bit v20H2
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    Drives and cables are obviously 'maintenance', but BIOS and Controller would seem to lend themselves to tweaking. However both would seem to be of a permanent nature and not something that can be tweaked 'on demand'.
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    Sebastian42 said:
    Drives and cables are obviously 'maintenance', but BIOS and Controller would seem to lend themselves to tweaking. However both would seem to be of a permanent nature and not something that can be tweaked 'on demand'.


    You have a old motherboard, probably old cables, and about a zillion things running off your SATA controller.
    Make sure all your SATA ports are enabled in the BIOS (they probably are), make sure you have cables that aren't working loose due to age, etc.
    Even the fans coming on can wiggle an old SATA cable enough to break the connection.
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  7. Posts : 419
    Win10 32bit v20H2
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    No remedying technique, just explanation of possible causes....
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    Sebastian42 said:
    No remedying technique, just explanation of possible causes....



    First thing I would do is change the SATA cables. I believe I mentioned that above, and even linked some.


    It's probably getting to be time to consider a new build. Especially when you start having weird issues like you're having. But changing the SATA cables is a lot cheaper, and might just possibly be the cause.
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    Windows 11 Pro - Windows 7 HP - Lubuntu
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    I see that some SATA drives are power-switched. Does your MB support hot swap?
    If they doesn't, you must reboot so BIOS detects the newly attached drive.
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  10. Posts : 282
    Windows 10 Pro
       #10

    Slave drive... I haven't heard that word in years.

    Make sure AHCI is on in BIOS/UEFI. But, if your OS was installed without AHCI turned on from the get-go you won't be able to boot. You will have to turn off AHCI and add a registry entry to enforce AHCI then you can turn on AHCI in the BIOS and boot.

    If AHCI is on and you plug-in a SATA drive, then go into Disk Management and rescan the drives. Don't do it with an external Linux drive...

    You should be able to create a batch file with the following for ease of use.

    Edit-


    Upon further looking you need to direct CMD to a script file because diskpart has its own CLI...


    How to Automate Diskpart using a Batch File - YouTube

    So the batch file will read:

    Code:
    @echo off 
    DISKPART /s C:\script.txt


    Then in script.txt stored on the root of C drive you add the following:

    Code:
    rescan
    Last edited by User2468; 25 Jul 2023 at 21:23.
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