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windows doesn't show IDE hard disk RRS feed

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  • I have 2 Samsung 500gb SATA HDD and a SATA DVDRW(asus) and a 80gb Maxtor HDD, 3gb ddr2 ram, 2.93ghz core2duo, I use windows 7 pro.
    My BIOS detects everything fine, however windows cannot detect my IDE HDD, it doesn't show in explorer, disk management, or device manager, however when i scan for hardware changes in device management the HDD does show up, and goes away again after I reboot or i turn off my PC, for now I am using devcon and assigned a command to check for hardware changes, and made into a .bat file, and have it run automatically at system startup, but devcon pops out a UAC message everytime.

    So how do I get windows to detect my HDD like normal, or at least disable UAC for devcon only(and not other applications). 

    Monday, June 14, 2010 8:57 AM

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