Solved Hard drives always popping up as autoplay

Microsoft Windows 8 pro (upgrade)
December 8, 2013 at 19:10:41
Specs: Windows 7, 16
Hello all

On my computer screen i always got 2 drives that are always popping up as autoplay. Is there a way to stop this from popping up.

Thanks in advance


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December 9, 2013 at 14:30:33
Your SSD has your system volume (your OS) on it but no boot volume, your Disk 4 (G) has no system volume but does have your boot volume so both of these needs to be 'Bootable' in your BIOS, none of the other drives needs to be bootable so you can try to see if turning that off makes any difference. While not ideal (your hard drive was plugged in while installing your OS so the boot manager ended up on a different drive than the SSD that your OS is on), it is workable as long as you know that you need both drives to be able to boot. If at any time you need to, or decide to, you can unplug all hard drives and do a start up repair on just the SSD drive.
I see nothing more obvious that could be causing the problem, though you may get some more information by running Seatools test on each of the drives that are the problem ones to see if there are any problems with the drives (but being on two drives, that seems unlikely).
You also may want to make sure that all SATA cables are plugged in fully and are at least the full speed of the drives (SATA II/SATA III).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.



#1
December 8, 2013 at 20:49:39
Are you referring to USB external hard drives asking you what you would like do when you plug them in?
If so, why would you want them to stop doing that?

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#2
December 9, 2013 at 00:28:20
Yeah, that seems to be part of the OS recognition process when you plug it in but it's odd it keeps popping up as if it's re-recognizing it. Maybe the port (or drive) is shutting down and when it powers back up the OS sees it as a new device.

One person here suggested disabling the ability of the OS to turn off the USB ports:

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware...

This one suggests using Tweak UI. (I guess there's a version for windows 7/8):

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/i...

This one suggests using gpedit:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...

although he's confusing autoplay with autorun.


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#3
December 9, 2013 at 08:36:18
Hello

First these are 2 internal hard drives. Now this morning i do not even see them on my computer. Sometimes they are there sometimes they just vanish. Very wired

Any help on this would be nice


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#4
December 9, 2013 at 11:23:29
Look in Disk Manager and post what it says about the drives there.
Then look in BIOS and see what the drives are listed as there. All of your hard drives should be listed as hard drives, and only one should be listed as bootable and on the boot order. Post what you see there.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#5
December 9, 2013 at 12:10:28
Hello again

Here is the info in Disk Manager

Disk 1, letter: K Primary
_____________________________________

Disk 2, letter: I Primary: 1 Bootable:
______________________________________
Disk 3 ADATA SSD S510 120GB
letter: C Primary: 1 Bootable: 0 BootVolume: 0 SystemVolume: 1
_______________________________________________
Disck 4: Letter G Primary: 1 Bootable: 1 BootVolume: 0 SystemVolume: 0
_________________________________________________________

Boot order is my SSD drive then i got my cd drive

My motherboard is an Asus SABERTOOTH Z87 Socket 1150 Intel Z87


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December 9, 2013 at 14:30:33
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Your SSD has your system volume (your OS) on it but no boot volume, your Disk 4 (G) has no system volume but does have your boot volume so both of these needs to be 'Bootable' in your BIOS, none of the other drives needs to be bootable so you can try to see if turning that off makes any difference. While not ideal (your hard drive was plugged in while installing your OS so the boot manager ended up on a different drive than the SSD that your OS is on), it is workable as long as you know that you need both drives to be able to boot. If at any time you need to, or decide to, you can unplug all hard drives and do a start up repair on just the SSD drive.
I see nothing more obvious that could be causing the problem, though you may get some more information by running Seatools test on each of the drives that are the problem ones to see if there are any problems with the drives (but being on two drives, that seems unlikely).
You also may want to make sure that all SATA cables are plugged in fully and are at least the full speed of the drives (SATA II/SATA III).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#7
December 9, 2013 at 19:11:39
Hello

I have fixed a few things in the bios and for now everything seems to be working. All my drives are showing up like they should and no windows are pooping up. So for now only time will tell. Will see tomorrow.

Thanks for now


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#8
December 9, 2013 at 19:39:42
Let us know how it goes.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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