Question Why does Windows Update always make my SATA controller disappear?

Randall Lee

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ASRock Taichi Z370 w/ integrated 3rd party ASMedia SATA ports.

BIOS shows no drives present. Device manager does not show the controller. I've installed a million versions of the driver a million different ways. I've reflashed the BIOS. This is only ever triggered after Windows Update and the PC is forced to restart. I don't know what special trick I've done to get it back before.

The drive is not bad, the ports are not bad, the cable is not bad.

The MoBo has 8 ports, 1 unuseable to an M2 slot being used. 2 are Asmedia, the rest are intel. an LSI card connects 4 more drives. Everything works but the 2 Asmedia ports.
 

Traditore

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Windows can't cause the BIOS to stop detecting drives. Your problem is somewhere in the MOBO/BIOS.

If you're sure about the drive and cables, and it's not working (not detected in BIOS (after update\reset)) no matter how you plug them - you should take your motherboard to a PC repair shop, or RMA if it's still under warranty.
 
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