Windows® 7 Hard Drive Disappearing on Windows® 7 Resuming After Sleep Mode
What are the issues that arise when Windows 7 resumes after sleep mode? How does one fix such issues?
The hard disk in your system is a storage device capable of storing data in digital form. This acts as a secondary storage device and operates at high speed. Quick access to data is also possible within this storage device. Sleep mode is a low-power mode in the system that saves electrical power. Windows 7 Operating System also supports the sleep mode in the system. Sometimes the hard disk in the system disappears after Windows 7 Operating System wakes up from sleep mode. This could happen due to several issues within the system. After disappearing, it might also cause some issues within the system. This problem might arise due to improper sleep mode functionality, presence of malicious infections, and because of some other reasons.
Discussed below are some issues that arise when Windows 7 resumes after sleep mode and some suggestions to fix such issues:
- Windows 7 hard drive disappearing
- Provide powerful antivirus software
- Fix corrupted drivers
Windows 7 hard drive disappearing
When the hard disk disappears after resuming from sleep, Windows Operating System might not be able to detect the location of the hard disk. This might also result in software and hardware changes and could also lead to error messages. The disappearing of hard drive might sometimes cause data loss or result in the system freezing as well.
Provide powerful antivirus software
The disappearing of hard disk in the system might be due to the presence of some malicious infections or bugs in the system. This might not show the hard disk even if you search for it in the Disk Management or when you scan for it in the new hardware installed option. In order to fix this, the users might have to install a powerful antivirus software in the system. This may scan and delete all the infections.
The hard disk in the system might disappear after resuming from sleep mode due to some corrupted drivers installed in the system. If the interface driver installed in the system is corrupted, it might not show the hard disk. In order to resolve this issue, users are recommended to use corruption free drivers in the system. By doing so, it might sometimes solve the problem. Also check if the connection and hardware are working properly.
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