I have a computer to which I hook up different hard drives thrugh an IDE and SATA to USB adaptor to hook up a hard drive to the computer. I use this to run disk checks on the drive or to backup dataI had Win XP earlier and it detected the hard drives without any problem, but due to some other problems I installed Windows 7, but this is giving me a problem with the hard disk I connect.
Some disks when plugged in using the IDE or SATA to USB adapter won't be seen in "my computer". If I go into Disk Management it shows the detected drive in there, but its listed as "offline". Because of this status, it cannot be seen on My Computer. If I right click on it and select "online" then only it shows online and on my computer. This dosenít happen with all the disks, but randomly. I cannot waste my time everytime going and turning it online. Is there a option in Windows 7 where I could disable that option of being offline and is permanently?