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    My eSata Outlet is Inoperable. Help!

    I have an eSATA outlet on my Win7 Ultimate equiped PC. I had been doing some driver updates in accordance with the recommendations of a program called ParetoLogic PC Health Advisor. I depended upon the recommendations.. I think that one or more of the updates had to do with eSata.

    Anyway, my eSata is now stone dead. The BIOS recognizes the eStata, BUT windows does not. When I plug in my eSata Drive nothing happens. My restore function is a sometines thing - also an issue. And there have been a number of windows and other updates since I did the driver update thing.

    Apart from this/these issue(s), my Win7 appears to be running hot and true.

    So my question: Is there any way I can fix the eSata issue WITHOUT reverting to some earlier version of Win7?

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    Chuck Henderson

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    Go to Device Manager and find you ESATA controller. Select properties and then the driver tab. Click on the roll back driver button.

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    It is unlikely that there would be a separate controller for eSATA (externalSATA), since it is only a SATA port with a plug that can be reached from outside the case.

    My advice on driver updates is if you are not having any specific issues related to hardware drivers, don't update any existing driver just because a newer one is available. Updating a driver that is working just fine can sometimes lead to a driver issue.
    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

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    Thank You. : - )

    I don't find a eSata Driver listed in my Device Mgr. Any suggestions on how I might restore my eSata?

    Respetfully

    Chuck

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    Quote Originally Posted by chender8 View Post
    I don't find a eSata Driver listed in my Device Mgr. Any suggestions on how I might restore my eSata?
    Quote Originally Posted by bbearren View Post
    It is unlikely that there would be a separate controller for eSATA (externalSATA), since it is only a SATA port with a plug that can be reached from outside the case.
    I would try uninstalling the SATA driver, reboot and let Windows reinstall it.
    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

    "The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Savvy?"—Captain Jack Sparrow "When you're troubleshooting, start with the simple and proceed to the complex."—M.O. Johns "Experience is what you get when you're looking for something else."—Sir Thomas Robert Deware.
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