Windows 10: External Drive won't Open after being Recognised.

Discus and support External Drive won't Open after being Recognised. in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; My external drive is not being recognised in File Explorer and in Disk Management. The disk gets power from the computer and in the Device Manager the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by User2629, Jul 3, 2020.

  1. User2629 Win User

    External Drive won't Open after being Recognised.


    My external drive is not being recognised in File Explorer and in Disk Management. The disk gets power from the computer and in the Device Manager the disk can be seen connected.

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    User2629, Jul 3, 2020
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  2. scopio Win User

    External hard drive not recognised


    Worked out what the problem was with my external drive notbeing recognised. I looked under Device Manager > USB Controllers and there itwas listed with an exclamation mark with the error saying that "the driverfor this device is in memory" or words to that effect. I right clicked thecorresponding Mass Storage device and uninstalled it and then unplugged theexternal drive. I rebooted my desktop and plugged the external drive in againand it reinstalled its driver again and I am now able to use the external driveagain. External Drive won't Open after being Recognised. :)
     
    scopio, Jul 3, 2020
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  3. twynog Win User
    External hard drive not recognised

    Thanks for this. I've done what you suggested and been through all the steps mentioned in the article. The hard drive works fine on a Mac computer, and I've managed to copy the information on it. It must be a Surface issue so I'll try to get a chat line tomorrow.
     
    twynog, Jul 3, 2020
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  4. erniewain Win User

    External Drive won't Open after being Recognised.

    After a reboot my external drives are not recognised

    After a reboot my external drives are not recognised until I switch off the power on the drives and switch the power back on before my pc recognises the drives as connected to my pc. How can I fix this?

    windows 10 drivers after a reboot my external drives are not recognised untill i cut the power and re power up how can i fix this

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    erniewain, Jul 3, 2020
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