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SATA Hot Swap Drive Bay Stopped Working

October 24th, 2012

A few months back my boot drive died on me. I got another drive, reinstalled XP and off I went again. Well, I have a SATA hot swap drive bay. Before the crash it worked fine. I don’t remember ever installing any driver or utility for it when I first installed it (when I originally built the system). Well, it stopped working, kind of. If I shut down XP, swap the drive and turn the system back on it will see the different drive. So it swaps, just not hotly. So, what might be going on? I did not modify anything in my BIOS. The only thing different in my setup is having to manually download the XP updates since MS has stopped it’s support. I am at a loss.

The problem is not the dock but the SATA controller it’s connected to. Check for newer drivers for it.

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