immediately after reboot everything in the bios and windows sees the drive. upon shut down then booting (hard boot) the bios sees it but nothing else. I see a setting in the bios that says, "reset pnp to detect new hardware" when I change that to "yes" it sees it in windows (explorer, control panel, everything), but then reboot again and that defaults back to "no" and won't be seen by windows but shows as having it in the bios.
i also have a "new hardware found-Printer" box that keeps popping up and my printer works fine, connected by usb. i even uninstalled it and disconnected it and it still pops up. weird huh?