Windows 10: External USB disk drives

Discus and support External USB disk drives in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I currently have 4 USB disk drives. Occasionally I get a notification asking how do I want to configure a couple of these. When I click on the notice... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by KenGoodnight, May 29, 2019.

  1. External USB disk drives


    I currently have 4 USB disk drives. Occasionally I get a notification asking how do I want to configure a couple of these. When I click on the notice nothing happens. One of these, my primary data drive, works but doesn't consistently show up in various configuration settings.


    I have recently successfully completed the May 20129 Win 10 update. Suggestions, please

    :)
     
    KenGoodnight, May 29, 2019
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  2. External disk drive not showing up

    Check if the drive is assigned a drive letter.

    Press Windows key + X

    Click Disk Management

    If you see your drive listed there, but no drive letter, right click it

    Click Change Drive Letter and Paths

    Click Add

    Click Assign the following drive letter

    Click in the Drive letter list box

    Choose a drive letter - try choosing letters near the end of the alphabet

    Click OK

    Click OK again

    If that does not work...

    Press Windows key + X

    Click Device Manager

    Expand Disk drives

    Right click the external drive

    Click uninstall

    Exit Device Manager, restart then check if its detected.

    or

    Step 1. Press Windows key + R to open the Run dialog

    Step 2. Type regedit and press Enter

    Step 3. Navigate to the following path:

    HKEY_LOCAL_Machine > SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > Services > USB

    Step 4. If the USB key does not exist into the list, then create a new key USB under Services. Now create a new DWORD value under the key that you’ve just created

    Step 5. Keep the USB key selected and right-click on the blank space at the right pane

    Step 6. Select New > DWORD value from the context menu

    Step 7.Rename this newly created DWORD value as DisableSelectiveSuspend

    Step 8. Right-click on DisableSelectiveSuspend and select Modify

    Step 9. Put 1 in Value data field and then click OK

    Step 10. Reboot your PC
     
    Andre Da Costa, May 29, 2019
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  3. Ferdz Amp Win User
    Toshiba External USB drives not showing in Explorer or Disk Management Plug-in

    Thank you for the update.

    Looks like your system is unable to detect your external hard drive. Let's see if scanning for new hardware will fix the issue. Follow these steps:

    • Press the Windows key to launch the Start menu.
    • Type in Device Manager and press Enter.
    • Under Device Manager, select Action tab > Scan for hardware changes.
    • Wait for your system to install the generic driver for your device and follow the on-screen instructions.

    If the issue still persists, we suggest that you perform the following recommendations below:

    • Plug in your external USB drives to other USB device port of your system.
    • Use other USB cables for your external device to connect to your system.

    Keep us updated and we will be glad to assist you further.
     
    Ferdz Amp, May 29, 2019
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  4. Mussels Win User

    External USB disk drives

    HELP!!! External Drive issues!!

    you're in luck, the guy with way too much external storage is here to the rescue!


    step 1: try with a different USB cable

    step 2: take the drive out of the enclosure and connect it internally to your PC

    quite likely the cable or enclosure has died. if you're re-initialising the disk you might actually be erasing it... so dont do that.
     
    Mussels, May 29, 2019
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