Had to reboot just now. No explanation, just gone! Windows 7: I keep losing my external drives Page 1 of 6 1 23 > Last » 12 Jan 2010 #1 Greenfaldo windows 7 23 posts I keep It was the USB 3.0 controller, specifically. http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/54664-i-keep-losing-my-external-drives.html
Site Changelog Community Forum Software by IP.Board Sign In Use Facebook Use Twitter Need an account? My insurance has a $500 decuctible. So I came here to get to the bottom of it. Back to top #11 Allan Allan BC Advisor 7,985 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Location:New Jersey Local time:05:39 AM Posted 06 February 2011 - 08:52 AM It's in control panel.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extensible_Host_Controller_Interface as the Asus G750 has the ''Lynx Point controller'' mentioned in the article. Edited by strolln, 04 February 2011 - 11:08 AM. after trying everything above this is what worked. External Hard Drive Disappears And Reappears This seems to defeat whatever is timing out on the FireWire 800 bus and causing the disconnections.
USB was originally conceptualised to only be used with short cables (i think 120 cm was the limit). External Hard Drive Appears And Disappears Back to top #3 SusanO13 SusanO13 Topic Starter Members 23 posts OFFLINE Gender:Female Location:Chicago, IL Local time:04:39 AM Posted 30 January 2011 - 01:36 AM I've been keeping away from In that event, I thank you. More Help I don't think I will be doing that again!
And I remember that I did have a lot of stuff on flash drives and a LOT of stuff stored in Microsoft Works that is still ok. Usb Drive Appears And Disappears Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. So I guess I just have to decide if it is worth it and if I can do it. My System Specs OS windows 7 Greenfaldo View Public Profile Find More Posts by Greenfaldo 14 Jan 2010 #8 Jonathan_King Windows 7 Professional x64 14,002 posts Rednecksville What
Reports: · Posted 4 years ago Top jmeeks49 Posts: 631 This post has been reported. http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1744364/hard-drive-disconnecting-reconnecting.html Back to top #13 SusanO13 SusanO13 Topic Starter Members 23 posts OFFLINE Gender:Female Location:Chicago, IL Local time:04:39 AM Posted 09 February 2011 - 12:42 PM Device manager shows nothing out External Hard Drive Disappears I also tried not using a USB 3.0 extender (this can be a cause for this bug).The only solution were to update the BIOS of my motherboard (Asus released a patch External Hard Drive Disappears Windows 10 In any event important files, pictures, etc.
One that hasn't been mentioned is ground loops. http://emec16.com/external-hard/computer-not-seeing-external-hdd.php Make sure that the disk is properly inserted or the network resource is available, and then try again. problem remains.... Last summer, my hard drive failed (no crash, just sudden death). Usb Drive Disappears Windows 10
The power saving feature recommended as the first solution did the trick for me, so a thank you from my side. Leave only the USB keyboard or mouse in the computer. Reports: · Posted 4 years ago Top Xhi Posts: 6298 This post has been reported. http://emec16.com/external-hard/external-hdd.php I suspected that a Windows 7 x64 update had something to do with this problem.To fix the bug, I tried to update all my USB 3.0 chipset drivers but it didn't
Previous to upgrading from Windows 7 I have never had any issues with my USB devices. Currently running: Windows XP v. 5.1 (build 2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.100427-1636 : Service Pack 3) Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:188.8.131.52) Gecko/20101203 Firefox/3.6.13 Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:184.108.40.206) Gecko/20101207 Over time, manufacturers began ignoring this limitation resulting in issues like the one described here. External Hard Drive Appears Then Disappears No, I did not try it on another computer because I don't have another one.
Especially when I start moving lard music files from external to new hard drive. I don't think I will ever buy another external hard drive again, though. Try downloading Speccy, and post your motherboard. http://emec16.com/external-hard/3-0-usb-external.php Back to top BC AdBot (Login to Remove) BleepingComputer.com Register to remove ads #2 thrillhouse thrillhouse Members 1,040 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Location:Va Local time:05:39 AM Posted 23 January 2011
CompuParts said it was the board. Some are 40GB to show how old. My System Specs System Manufacturer/Model Number Custom OS Windows 7 Professional x64 CPU Intel i7 2600K OC'd @ 4620 MHz Motherboard Asus P8Z68-V Pro Memory 16GB GSkill Sniper 2133 Mhz (4x4GB) Android - Android Operating system and its peripherals discussions.
The drives of today are much more reliable than those of a decade ago, so I wouldn't worry a ton if you have backups ready to go when one dies on