Windows 10: Hard Drive Folders inaccessible

Discus and support Hard Drive Folders inaccessible in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; The HP 8200 Elite SFF with Windows 10 64 bit the internal hard drive forever (j:) is with an issue. Last night the computer worked fine, today when I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by parvardigar, Mar 13, 2020.

  1. Hard Drive Folders inaccessible


    The HP 8200 Elite SFF with Windows 10 64 bit the internal hard drive forever (jHard Drive Folders inaccessible :) is with an issue. Last night the computer worked fine, today when I turned it on this happened. I opened up Forever and drilled down to a folder 'sites' and found a site folder I needed. I opened up mbl-2019 within the Sites folder then opened up public_html and then opened up another directory. I write this out long to show I am dropping down into folders. However when I attempt to open a folder in Baba-list (a,b,c,d and so forth) I get "A device which does not exit was specified."

    In disk management I see the drive is 'healthy; I see it is NTFS - I see I am unable to run checkdisk (see attachments) so I elect to go to command prompt to run 'chkdsk /f
    and I get this message "Chkdsk is not avaialbe for raw drives."

    After reading articles on these two alert message "A device which does not exit was specified." and "Chkdsk is not avaialbe for raw drives." I was unable to collect any helpful, useful information to fix this issue.

    Let me know what we can do to rectify the problem with this internal hard drive.
    Thanks!

    PS 5 files allowed for upload/ missing is the CMD screenshot

    :)
     
    parvardigar, Mar 13, 2020
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  2. Remon Ont Win User

    External Hard Drive

    Hi John,

    We suggest that you try the troubleshooting steps below:

    • Open your External Hard Drive file in File Explorer.
    • Type the name of the file you want to search on the search box and click Enter.
    The file will show up in Search Results and you will be able to move it to the correct folder.

    Let us know if you need further help.
     
    Remon Ont, Mar 13, 2020
    #2
  3. Lucifia Win User
    External hard drive is inaccessible


    I have a Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 2TB USB 3.0 external hard drive that I use to store (majority) videos and documents. A few days ago it started giving me this error for every folder and file, and eventually just from trying to access the hard drive itself from This PC:

    Hard Drive Folders inaccessible [​IMG]


    And this is what shows up in Device Manager:

    Hard Drive Folders inaccessible [​IMG]

    Hard Drive Folders inaccessible [​IMG]


    In Disk Management, this is what shows up at first (first image) and then when I refresh Disk Management through Action > Refresh (second image):

    Hard Drive Folders inaccessible [​IMG]

    Hard Drive Folders inaccessible [​IMG]


    As for specifications wise, I clean installed to Windows 10 Pro N x64 (a day after this error came up when I plugged in the hard drive, actually... Not sure what I was thinking at the time) with what I think are updated drivers for my hardware from the manufacturer's websites. Previously, it was a clean installation of Windows 10 Pro x64 after upgrading from Windows 8.1 Pro x64.

    Not sure if this is worth mentioning, but, all my folders and files show up when the computer actually can read the hard drive, I just can't open any of them. I've never had to deal with hardware problems before, so, if I'm missing something incredibly simple, please point me in the right direction. I really don't want to lose the files in that hard drive, as I'm not able to make a backup even if it was working (with it being my biggest external to date).

    P.S. > Not sure if it helps, but, this is what the hard drive shows on Speccy at a glance:

    Hard Drive Folders inaccessible [​IMG]


    (Is the serial number and firmware version supposed to be the same on all hard drives? Hard Drive Folders inaccessible o_O)
     
    Lucifia, Mar 13, 2020
    #3
  4. Hard Drive Folders inaccessible

    Overclock your hard drive!!!

    Heres a much easier hack that I realized quite a few years ago that really does work!

    REQUIREMENTS:
    • Hard drive with molex power connection.
    • PSU with more than 1 strand that has molex plugs on it.
    • Wire strippers, soldering iron if you're fancy, electrical tape if you're not.
    STEPS:
    • Take the strand of connectors from your PSU, and decide which one will be the donator for this overclocking adventure.
    • Cut the yellow and orange cables, then twist them together.
    • Find the power connector you've chosen as the overclocking connector, and release the orange cable from the connector. Now use your preferred method to bind them together, then place it back together.
    • Plug in a drive and feel the speed!
    Congratulations! You've just overclocked your hard drive!
     
    Sir B. Fannybottom, Mar 13, 2020
    #4
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