Windows 10: Initialising a disk

Discus and support Initialising a disk in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Hi, I recently added an SSD drive on my laptop. It's working fine. All my files are stored there. But only one disk is visible on my computer and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by ShreyaGoyal, Jul 11, 2020.

  1. Initialising a disk


    Hi,


    I recently added an SSD drive on my laptop. It's working fine. All my files are stored there. But only one disk is visible on my computer and that's the SSD. I can't locate the second disk. I went to Disk management and Disk 2 , i.e, my system's internal storage is termed as Unlocated. How do I initialise it and if I do, will the data in my SSD drive, i.e. Disk 1 get affected?


    Please Help.

    :)
     
    ShreyaGoyal, Jul 11, 2020
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  2. Disk Initialisation

    I was advised to go to TechNet, but its solution did not work. Although the drive in question does not exist, I initialised it (GPT selected) as given in the solution and a panel said "The specified disk is not convertable because the size is less than
    the minimum size required for GPT disks". I have added 'DiskPart' below. I am reluctant to initialise using MBR.

    I feel I am still at 'square one'

    Regards

    Julian


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    Julian Grenfell, Jul 11, 2020
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  3. WiggyXL Win User
    Initialise existing disk

    One of the hard drives in my PC has stopped showing in windows explorer and in disk management it says "you must initialise a disk before Logical Disk Manager can access it."

    The disk is 3TB but when I choose GPT, I get the following error "The specified disk is not convertible because the size is less than the minimum size required for GPT disks".

    If I choose MBR i get the error "The system cannot find the file specified".

    I've installed MiniTool Partition Wizard and EaseUS Partition Master 12.8 but neither recognise the disk at all
     
    WiggyXL, Jul 11, 2020
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  4. cereberus Win User

    Initialising a disk

    Disk 1 Unknown Not initialised

    Initialising a disk [​IMG]
     
    cereberus, Jul 11, 2020
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