I built this computer two months ago and ever since I started hot swapping hard drives, I've been having BSOD's.  They all seem to be the same, but they'll just randomly happen.  I've also noticed that Windows 7 does NOT automatically install the hot swap drives, or recognize them until I scan for new hardware with Device Manager.  Does anyone have any ideas on how I can fix this?  Thank you in advance.  Included is a zipped file of the minidumps.
Scott ThompsonComputer Technician / OwnerAsked:
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Hot swapping hard drives doesn't sound good at all unless you're using USB, and then you should eject it before pulling the plug. If Windows 7 is caching to the drive or performing read/write (which is likely if you have an anti-virus installed) then you run a high risk of not only data corruption, but the potential to fry your hardware.
Scott ThompsonComputer Technician / OwnerAuthor Commented:
I looked at all the links, and I can see that some people were having difficulty with their video card, which I have onboard video.  I'm updating the drivers now (if they need updated, their marked August of last year).  I can understand having issues with pulling out a drive that my antivirus software may still be writing to, but I never had this problem with Windows Vista.  And with Vista I used to hook up the SATA hard drives directly to the board while the system was on.  If it causes issues, why do they make hot swap bays?  I appreciate all the help so far guys.  If you come up with any more ideas, let me know.  I'm installing the latest drivers from the BIOSTAR website right now in case I missed something.

Note: I noticed LogMeIn Mirror Driver underneath Display Adapters.  That wouldn't cause problems having LogMeIn on here, would it?
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Its still not hot swapping, that's a misnomer. 2 Things have to be in place for you can swap.

1 - The device you're using has to support "hot swap"
2 - The machine you're using has to support it.

If both of these are met, you still have to "stop" the device (the icon in your task bar) before you remove it or you risk data loss/hardware faults.

The only real Hot Swap I know of is in a redundant configuration like RAID 1.

This information Copypasta from 
Hot Swap: A true hot swap is defined as one where  the drive can be     replaced while the rest of the system remains completely  uninterrupted. This means the     system carries on functioning, the bus keeps transferring data,  and the hardware change is     completely transparent.
Warn Swap: In a so-called "warm swap", the power  remains on     to the hardware and the operating system continues to function, but  all activity must be     stopped on the bus to which the device is connected. This is worse  than a hot swap,     obviously, but clearly better than a cold one.
Cold Swap: The system must be powered off before  making the swap.

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I also don't believe Logmein to be an issue.
Scott ThompsonComputer Technician / OwnerAuthor Commented:
It might be defined as a warm swap, since I put it in the computer that is functioning and/or on while I insert it.  I use a mobile IDE rack, mobile SATA rack, and mobile 2.5" SATA rack that are installed in my computer.  Whenever I put a drive in one of these, I have to use Device Manager to 'scan for hardware changes', then it finds it.  Are you saying that it would probably work better if I was to 'uninstall' the device (hard drive) from Device Manager before I pull it out?
Disabling should suffice, uninstalling it works too. These drive technologies are designed primarily for static drives. You swapping IDE and SATA with racks rather then something like a USB or Firewire interface is going to be more labor intensive. In fact, I personally try to never "hot" swap anything with a moving platter in it, my iPod 5G included.
Scott ThompsonComputer Technician / OwnerAuthor Commented:
I haven't had a restart in a couple of days, so I'm hoping the uninstall in device manager will solve this issue.  I will close the question after a couple more days.  Thank you for your help guys.
Scott ThompsonComputer Technician / OwnerAuthor Commented:
Still getting random shut offs, but at least they're less frequent and I'm sure it's caused by 'warm' swapping hard drives.  Thank you for your help!
I know you didn't ask, but the random can be attributed to a couple of things and over all is generally hardware related.

The three I can think of off the top of my head is processor heat (a GPU overheating usually has a less dramatic effect albeit just as frustrating), a bad circuit (i.e. if a post was put on incorrectly or in the wrong spot and is making contact with the board), or a failing power supply.

I'm glad that answer is going to help keep your drives around a bit longer.
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