"Currently, this hardware device is not connected to the computer. (Code 45)"

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"Currently, this hardware device is not connected to the computer. (Code 45)"

Postby Blín D'ñero » 06 May 2020, 13:57

In my newest PC, Windows 10.
Well, i had been swapping HDD drives between SATA ports, replacing a few with bigger drives, until i was satisfied with the configuration.
Some of the drives -all are brand new WD Golds- became VERY unresponsive, took Windows more than 10 seconds to open any folder on them.

I fixed it.

  • Device Manager
  • Click View. Make sure:
    • "Devices by type", and
    • "Show hidden devices" are selected.
  • Expand IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers.
  • I had two transparent (= hidden) Standard SATA AHCI controllers.
    Their Properties said "Currently, this hardware device is not connected to the computer. (Code 45) "
  • In the list, right-click on each of them ---> Uninstall.
  • In top menu select Action ---> Scan for hardware changes.
    Let it take its time.
  • Reboot the PC.

Problem solved. All drives super responsive. No hidden controllers anymore.
Main PC: Asus ROG Strix X570-E * AMD Ryzen 7 3800x * Noctua NH-D15 * Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB * MSI Radeon 5700XT * Creative AE-9PE * 2 x Corsair Force MP600 * 7 x WD Gold HDD * 1 x Asus DRW-24D5MT * Dell U3010 * Windows 10 x64 *

Office PC: * Intel i7 4790K * Noctua NH-D15S * Asus Maximus VII Hero * Corsair Force MP510 480GB M.2 SSD * 32 GB Corsair Dominator Platinum CMD32GX3M4A2133C9 * Sapphire Radeon R9 290 * Dell Monitor P4317Q * Corsair AX 1200W * 7 x WD Black / Gold HDDs * Creative Soundblaster ZxR * Asus DRW F1ST * Corsair K95 RGB * Corsair M65 PRO RGB * Steelseries 9HD * Coolermaster STC T01 * Edifier S530 * Sennheiser HD598 * Windows 10 x64 *

Old Workhorse PC: * Intel i7 2700K @ 4.8 Ghz * Noctua NH-D15 * Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z * 32 GB Corsair Vengeance Pro CMY32GX3M4A1866C9 * Sapphire HD7970 crossfire * 3 x Dell U2410 @ Eyefinity 5760 x 1200 / 60Hz * Corsair HX 1000i * 7 x WD Black HDDs * Creative Soundblaster ZxR * Optiarc AD 5240S * Steelseries 7G * Razer Imperator 2012 * Steelseries 9HD * Coolermaster STC T01 * Edifier S730D * Windows 10 x64 *

Outdated PC * Intel i7 920 @ 3.8 Ghz * Zalman CNPS9900A LED * Asus Sabertooth x58 * 24 GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 * Sapphire R9 280X Vapor-X * Dell U2412Mb * Corsair HX 850W * 7 x WDC WD1002FAEX * Creative Soundblaster Z * Optiarc AD 5240S * Corsair K68 RGB * Corsair M65 PRO RGB * Coolermaster STC T01 * Logitech Z-2300 * Windows 7 Ultimate x64 *
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