Solved windows 10 can't see hard drive

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February 10, 2018 at 19:56:17
Specs: Microsoft Windows 7 Pro, i7 4790k/32Gig Corsair Vengeance
Hey
Just did a clean instal of win 10 pro, got 2 samsung evo and a real rotational hard drive that does not show up, bios sees it, windows kinda sees it but not showing up in explorer. i checked the connections power and data, even put it in ide in bios and nothing.

Is it a bios setting or a driver thing...Thanks for help!

Don't you hate it when your pc....ummm, nevermind.


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February 11, 2018 at 04:19:27
Is there a drive letter assigned to the drive in question?
If not, it's shown in "Manage drives" but it's not shown in file manager.

Rightclick "This PC", chose "Manage" -> "Disk Management" to check, whether there is a drive letter assigned to the drive.



#1
February 10, 2018 at 20:47:59
Upload a SS ( screenshot ) of Disk Management.

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February 10, 2018 at 20:59:21
Have they been partitioned and formatted?

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February 10, 2018 at 21:18:56
I assume you are talking about the traditional hard drive showing in BIOS but not showing in Windows Explorer. As mentioned, look in Disk Manager, if it is there but shows RAW or unassigned or unallocated (anything like that) then you right click on it, partition it (one single partition for the whole drive is fine) and Format it to NTFS (quick format is fine and hours faster).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#4
February 10, 2018 at 21:35:26
http://www.fileconvoy.com/dfl.php?i...

The biggest disk(disc 0) is the one i want to see i don't want to format it, contain important things i backed up before installing win on a new formatted m.2 drive(disc 1), the one with the allocated space is when i formated under windows my older m.2(disc 2)

In the past i always encountered that problem, but manage to fix it, but my memory is not what it used to be and this time i can't remember...(sigh)

Don't you hate it when your pc....ummm, nevermind.

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#5
February 10, 2018 at 22:56:24
"The biggest disk(disc 0) is the one i want to see i don't want to format it"

Run Lazesoft, it has a File Manager if needed.

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February 11, 2018 at 04:19:27
✔ Best Answer
Is there a drive letter assigned to the drive in question?
If not, it's shown in "Manage drives" but it's not shown in file manager.

Rightclick "This PC", chose "Manage" -> "Disk Management" to check, whether there is a drive letter assigned to the drive.


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#7
February 11, 2018 at 06:02:37
PAULSEP Thanks! it worked....i assigned a letter to it and Boom it finally showed up in explorer.

Thanks to everyone for taking their time to help me!

Don't you hate it when your pc....ummm, nevermind.


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#8
February 11, 2018 at 09:29:53
You're welcome.

Always try simple things first :-)


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#9
February 11, 2018 at 13:57:08
"Always try simple things first :-)"
Yep, nice work paulsep.

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