Im betting some of you are getting tired of seeing me post questions lol Sorry but cant help it.. Windows 7 Ultimate is making me nuts ;)
Anyway... I have WIndows 7 Ultimate 64 bit ( I just built this pc a little more than a week ago. It is an Intel i7-920 - currently not overclocked - running on a Biostar TPower X58A mobo
I have 3 internal SATA drives (2 Seagate 750gigs and 1 WD 500gig), 2 internal EIDE DVD players/burners (a lite on and a sony)
I also run 3 extrernal drives a 750gig Hitachi and 2 Seagate 160 gigs
The externals, which I had no issues at all with on my previous pc - WinXP Pro 32 bit, Intel Core2 Duo 6750 Conroe on an MSI mobo. I plugged them in and that was that. They stayed installed in windows, whether a cold or a warm boot.
Now on my new pc, everytime i do a cold boot, sometimes even during a warm boot, windows redetects the drives and reinstalls the drivers for them. EVERY TIME no exeptions! It is driving me nuts! What makes it even more aggravating is that sometimes, 1 in 3 times, Windows 7 will tell me that the installation of the drive failed due to the usb device being unrecognized or bad (cant recall exact error and honestly dont want to reboot the pc now to generate the exact message.. if it is needed I will do a reboot to get the exact message... ) regardless of the error message, at that point none of the drives will show in WIndows Explorer. if I restart the pc, upon reboot, the drivers will be installed no problem and I can see all the externals in windows explorer again. Then... the next time I shut down and restart my pc... we go through the whole process again.. Windows 7 will install the drives again.. and like I said.. sometimes it will succeed.. sometimes it will tell me it failed the install...
i have also had windows 7 lose my printer driver too... had to shut off the printer and turn it back on so that Win 7 coulod redect and reinstall the drivers again.
anyone had this happen? anyone knoiw why it happens and how to resolve this from happening, if it is possible yet.
Thank you, Jared