Windows 10: External Storage Isn't Detected by New Laptop

Discus and support External Storage Isn't Detected by New Laptop in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I just got a new Windows Laptop, HP, and it doesn't detect my external storage device.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Cavanaut, Oct 23, 2020.

  1. Cavanaut Win User

    External Storage Isn't Detected by New Laptop


    I just got a new Windows Laptop, HP, and it doesn't detect my external storage device.

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    Cavanaut, Oct 23, 2020
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    Sigurdur WilliamBrynjarsson, Oct 23, 2020
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  3. Update Assistant does not detect External Storage Device

    I am currently facing an issue with the update assistant. The problem comes from the prompt as seen from this webpage

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us...-10-freeing-up-space-to-install-latest-update

    The issue is in "Step 2: Connect an external storage device". It says to
    "Connect your external storage device and wait until you see it in the drop-down list" but the external storage device already connected to my device (and shows up on My PC) is not shown on the drop down list. Can you help?


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    Haziq Jamaludin, Oct 23, 2020
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  4. External Storage Isn't Detected by New Laptop

    usb external harddrive is not detected

    Hi,



    Thank you for replying.



    • Have you allocated drive letter for the external drive?
    • Do you get any prompt when you connect the external drive to your PC?
    • Is the external device getting detected under disk manager?


    You will be able to view the contents of drives if you have allocated a drive name/letter. If you do not allocate a name/letter and if you try to view it on the PC, it will not be visible.



    Connect the external device to the PC and follow the steps below to check if the external drive is getting detected:



    • Open Run command by pressing Windows Key + R, type
      diskmgmt.msc and press Enter.
    • Check if the external device is detected in this window.
    • If the device is detected as unallocated, right click on the external drive and select
      New Simple Volume option. Follow the onscreen instructions where-in, in one of the page you will be asked to select a drive letter.
    • Assign a drive letter and check if you are able to access the contents of the drive.


    Write back to us with the answers to the above questions and status of the issue for further assistance. Your reply is most important for us to ensure we assist you accordingly.



    Thank you.
     
    Likhitha V, Oct 23, 2020
    #4
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