I've installed Windows 7 RC on my computer (easy installation btw!). I have 3 hard drives.
The issue I'm having is that when Windows 7 boots up, it detects all 3 of my hard drives fine. However, after an indeterminate period of time, two of the hard drives (the ones where Windows 7 is not installed to) disappear and Windows 7 says they don't exist.
It can't find files on them, nor do they don't show up in My Computer -> Manage -> Storage Devices.
To get them back, I restart my computer. When I restart however, Windows 7 won't boot up. I have to physically power off the machine in order to get Windows 7 to boot up (and again all my hard drives are visible initially).
I've tried installing the latest chipset driver for my motherboard, but this has not resolved the problem.
I've tried searching for information on this problem but haven't been able to find anything. Is this a known issue? Does anyone know if there's a fix for this?
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I suggest you verify that the drives power cables and controller cables are pushed in and snug.Are you receiving and error messages?I suggest checking the Event Viewer for more information concerning an error that you can post to this forum.
You can check the logs around the time the issue occurred.
Here's an article on that:
Ensure you have the latest chipset drivers for your machine. If the problem persists and since you are also unable to boot when this happens, there might be a hardware problem. You can try using the cable to the drive that works on a different one
to see if it’s a cable problem.