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Sata Hard Drive To Usb Adaptor Cannot Access


I cannot get my windows 7 x64 laptop to access my sata hard drive connected via a usb adaptor. Upon connecting for the first time or after you have uninstalled the usb mass storage device, it successfully installs the drivers. But you cannot see the drive listed in "my computer" nor access it. If you go to disk management the drive is acknowledged but offline. I had no problem accessing an ide drive connected via a usb adapter that was made by the same manufacturer that makes the sata to usb i am using. I have read/wrote to this sata drive and usb adaptor plugged in several other machines using vista and xp. My sata to usb adaptor:

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Ide Hard Drive Connected Via Usb To Ide/sata Adapter

I have an old maxtor 9 1303d6 ide drive which is connected via a usb to ide/sata adapter and an active usb hub. The device worked fine under vista 32 ultimate. After doing a clean install of windows 7 ultimate and subsequent updates, the device is no longer seen in windows explorer. Device manager does see the hard drive, but the usb controller section of devman now shows an unknown device.

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Posted On: 2010-06-14 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-08 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-10-30 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-13 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-28 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-05-27 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-09 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-07-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-11-13 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-31 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-11-19 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I was trying to change permissions to include inheritable ones, and i hit the wrong button to remove i think(i was stupidly moving too quickly through all the options, my fault), and after that i was no longer able to access the drive. I have thousands of files on this drive!Please help, anyone? The drive still shows up within windows explorer as e:, and disk management shows it as a healthy (primary partition).
 
Update: found the fix, thank you lord! I tried going into safe mode just in case, and it worked! Go into safe mode, and login with an administrator account. From there you will be able to right click on the drive and have the "security tab" working again, where you can take ownership and add permissions back!


Posted On: 2010-03-27 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Made sure the workgroup name was consistent. Ttempted to assign full control with permissions. This was particularly strange. When i set permissions to full control for any group or user, after clicking apply windows would attempt to set new permissions, but then the folder would go right back to having limited permissions. I was unable to edit. I'm assuming this is where the problem is. Ny idea why i can't change the permissions on these network folders?


Posted On: 2010-06-01 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Win 7 64-bit Problem With 4 Sata Hard Drives

How can i get windows 7 (64bit) to see 4 sata hard drives? It will only accept 2 drives; if 4 are plugged in, it freezes on the "loading windows" screen.

Board:intel dg31pr; ram: 4 gb corsair; drives (all western digital): 600gb velociraptor(c:); 1. 5tb (e:); 1. 5tb (f:); 500gb (g:). Pioneer dvdrw-108 is allocated as d:all intel board drivers are up to date. Drives are plugged into board sata ports 0 through 3 (c, e, f, g) respectively.

The only drive that i have not moved around is the 600gb raptor - it has always stayed on motherboard sata port 0. I've tried all other variations on the other three drives. In every case, the only way windows will successfully reboot is if 2 drives are plugged in. If three or four are plugged in, windows hangs at the "loading windows" screen. I can "force" windows to accept a third and/or fourth drive if i boot with 2 drives and when i get to the login screen plug the other(s) in then press .

Windows will then see all the drives, but on reboot i'll have the same hang at the "loading windows" screen. If all the drives are plugged in, i will see them all in the bios. If i use the above mentioned method to "force" windows to recognize the drives, they can be seen both in windows explorer and in control panel>administrative tools>computer management>disk management. How should each drive be partitioned?  Mbr or gpt? Is it possible to partition the boot drive as gpt?

My reading indicates that the boot drive cannot be partitioned as gpt; can you advise as to if that is correct or not?Partitioning the disk as a basic mbr disk allows only 4 primary partitions and unlimited logical volumes - correct?Partitioning the disk as a basic gpt disk allows up to 128 primary volumes - correct?I read somewhere that windows 7 adds a 200 mb hidden partition (hex 17f) for o/s recovery - is that correct?

If so, trying to add 4 disks (assuming a single volume on each disk) would result in 5 volumes thus exceeding the mbr limit of 4 primary partitions (assuming that the boot disk must be partitioned as mbr). So do i need to adjust the partitioning in some way or is this a windows 7 sata bug of some sort? Can windows 7 boot from a gpt partitioned boot disk?If so, what do i need to do to do this. I started to do this in acronis disk director 11, but was warned that the disk would not be bootable, so i did not proceed with it.


Posted On: 2010-07-08 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-09 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

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Windows also lists the device in the device manager and it is listed under devices and printers (from the control panel). Upon attempting to troubleshoot the device, i'm told that no problem can be identified. After rebooting with the device attached and unattached, it still does not appear in the list of hard drives in my computer.


Posted On: 2010-04-11 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-21 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-12 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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It never shows up under disk management nor under computer as a mass storage device. I have tried using other usb cables/ports. I have tried exchanging the external enclosure for a new one thinking the first was faulty but that didn't help.


Posted On: 2010-03-02 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Then i upgraded to windows 7 64. At first it seemed fine, windows 7 recognized and external drive, all applications were still monitoring my media from it, and i was able to access the files. But after a couple of minutes of accessing the files, the drive just seems to suddenly go offline.

I can still browse the folder structure, but the i don't see any files, and folders are empty. In some folders i see the files (maybe the info was cached) and if i try to access it, i get an error to "check the location of the file" or "file not available". Once i reboot my system, then everything seems back to normal but as soon as i try to access anything, it breaks as before. It fails even more promptly if i try to download something on to the drive.

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Posted On: 2010-01-05 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-27 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-21 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .