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Removable Drive Not Usable In Win7


I'm glad to see that in less than 24 hours you directly contributed to the loss and destruction of 2 removable hard drives i own. Not only did they both work in other machines powered by xp but the data on them was crucial. I did my share of research and found that the only solution anyone representing microsoft provided for the issue of removable drives not usable in windows 7 was directly related to a chipset or hardware issue (of course).

Unfortunately, on the initial install of windows 7 rc and windows 7 ultimate 64-bit the drives were usable and able to be read. But now, i have over $150 in hardware that is completely useless because of yet another untested patch or os related change. Not only did my drives not show up via plug and pray, they did not even post to the system. But luckily the sata drives received power from the motherboard and started spinning as they should.

Unfortunately, given that i could not "safely" stop the hardware before disconnecting, i was forced to either reboot or disconnect the devices. But, as we all know, when you hard stop a disc spinning at 5400 - 7200 rpm there is a strong possibility that there will be negative results to follow the action.

In the end, i am positive that the largest software company in the world will be quick to note that this is a hardware issue. Even if the devices previously worked on the system. There will be no compensation. No fix. And there is a very good possibility that there will not be any response to this posting. If anyone representing microsoft is willing to help, i can be contacted at email removed for privacy.


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