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Disappearing HDD

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#1 trostwl


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Posted 24 January 2010 - 04:36 PM

I built myself a new computer for Xmas (my first, described in my signature below) and everything appears to work as planned. I have set up one of my 750GB drives as C: for W7 64 and all my programs and files. The second (identical) drive D: is only used as a timed backup. I have noticed that many times when the computer goes to "sleep" and is awakened, the second drive disappears from Windows Explorer and the Device menu. I can get it to come back by rebooting Windows, but this is a problem when Windows tries to run the timed backup and comes back with an error "can't find Drive D:.

I did have some initial problems finding W7-64 drivers that would work with the ASRock MOBO, but the JMicron driver on their website appeared to do the job. I am running BIOS version P1.80. There is a BIOS update to P1.90 available (it doesn't appear related to this issue), but I don't want to try it until I've tried all the other alternatives as the drives are always in the BIOS, it's just a W7 issue. Has anyone else had this problem and is there a possible solution before I disable the sleep function altogether?

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