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Topic # 31475 18-Mar-2009 22:18
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OK well it's windows 7 question i suppose it would also apply to windows vista as well. When i try to run the WEI i get an error at the point where it starts to test the HDD's say that it can not continue as write caching is enabled on the HDD's and craps out (see pic)

http://zxpf7w.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pt2wvzirBGL9mfVF7c_KQMQlyD0dHvD1WU16PV6emt8srLvzATKYpxzR6rHZWulg9bgYVV99xbZE/WEI%20not.png

but when i try to go into the HDD property sheet there is no policies tab ( see pic)

http://zxpf7w.bay.livefilestore.com/y1p9aFRrGoQN-qbSjk1is-fwmckaBkeSfrLk-RDJjZ-_iPCHi461jiGfaXjUTaeXz-H9PqiqHL2eVE/No%20Policies%20Tab.png

now what i'd like to know is, is there a way to bring back the policy tab as all my HDD's are SATA so it should be there now i know from other programs ie: Everest 5.0 and Sisoft Sandra 2009 that write caching is in fact turned on for these drives but for some unknown (MS secret service OP) fails to acknowledge the fact

OK what i'd like to know is is there a reg entry or script i can run to turn it on ( the policies tab) that is
so come all you uber geeks and former MVP's (you know who you are) show me the skills i know you have

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  Reply # 202903 23-Mar-2009 22:00
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bumpty bump bump

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  Reply # 202931 23-Mar-2009 23:36
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policies tab is showing on the HDD on my windows 7 install...  is there a reason your drive says "SCSI"?  are you using ome sort of raid card or software driver that presents raided sata disks as a scsi volume?




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  Reply # 202933 23-Mar-2009 23:58
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I get that same error with Windows 7, but only in VMware









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  Reply # 203372 26-Mar-2009 01:10
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@ Regs : Yes but only two of the four disks are in a raid0 array the other 2 are single drives and they are all on the ULI south bridge's SATA connections

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