loses share on hard drive

March 1, 2010 at 13:16:46
Specs: Windows XP
The box is connected to a PCI slotted card via eSATA cables. The drives are all there each time I boot but, the shares have disappeared, hence the drives are not seen on the network. The computer has to be started first, then the ICY SATA Box, otherwise the computer will not start. I have mapped the drives, i.e. reinstalled the shares,mapped them on the network as F G H I but each time the computer connected to the drives is switched off and then on the share 'hand' has disappeard. Hence the drives are not available on other computers. Any suggestions?

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#1
March 2, 2010 at 07:18:20
You can only do what you are trying with a NAS drive. Otherwise the computer must remain on to provide the shares. At least I think this is what you are saying but your English is very bad. Can you repost what it is that you are trying to say?

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#2
March 11, 2010 at 04:24:41
Nothing wrong with the English matey!
A lot wrong with understanding - which I can appreciate, so I'll put it differently.
1: Ethernet network.
2. Attached storage on No 2 computer which is switchable on/off, attached storage is an ICY box, 4 SATA, box. ICY Box is connected to a PCI card eSATA cabled
3: Switch off the box, or, switch off the computer the shares disappear, operating system is XP Pro Yes, has latest Service Pack.
My puzzle is why the shares disappear on switch off.
Don't want another 'solution' some other 'product' (Yes, I have done the 'mapping' thing, doesn't change anything)
Would accept different card but I think this not the problem. Have already tried the blind alley of PCI express eSATA card, makes no difference.
ALL other shares work as they should

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#3
March 11, 2010 at 04:30:21
Forgot to explain something 'cos I'm 76 years old, coming up to the Dignitas Clinic solution to all my problems.
It is a fault of the ICY Box that - If this is switched on, then the computer won't start. Now, I'm not at all bothered by this, so I get the computer going, then afterwords switch on the Box. Don't need it all the time because it's only used to store legal documentation which we (in the UK have) by law to keep for seven years. In fact I don't want it on by default as it conceivably could be accessed by naughty people.
Sorry for the omission, working on only one brain cell.

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#4
March 11, 2010 at 13:27:20
"My puzzle is why the shares disappear on switch off."

My 'guess' is that the system doesn't find the shares when started, so it drops them. Could that be it?

How about creating an automated script to add the shares after you power-on the box.


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#5
March 16, 2010 at 05:38:40
Good, in fact excellent, suggestion.
Unfortunately I haven't a clue how to do this (not having any programming learning at all).
If you have I certainly would welcome it.
By the way, I don't know anyone who does know either - I tried all my contacts.
normanspeight@onetel.com

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