Windows 10: Initialize any external HDD on Windows 10

Discus and support Initialize any external HDD on Windows 10 in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; Hello,I cannot initialize any external hard disk drive on Windows 10, but the flash drive works without problems. The hard disk drive works without a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by Peteryaho, Nov 29, 2022.

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    Initialize any external HDD on Windows 10


    Hello,I cannot initialize any external hard disk drive on Windows 10, but the flash drive works without problems. The hard disk drive works without a problem on another PC with Windows 10.The problem started to appear when I attached a VHDX disk and set the Windows Boot manager to boot dual windows 10 first win10 as a standard and second win10 as a VHDX virtual disk. The boot loader works without problems, both systems run OK except this problem.The mentioned external hard drive can be seen in the Device manager - see photo 1,but it is not visible in disk management - see photo 2,DISKPART li

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    Peteryaho, Nov 29, 2022
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  2. How to install Windows 10 on external HDD

    Hello,

    I have an external HDD. I want to install Windows 10 Enterprise which I have purchased recently.

    Please guide me, if possible step by step on how to install Windows 10 on external HDD.

    Thanks,

    Siddarth Hegde
     
    SidTheGooner, Nov 29, 2022
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  3. hdd not initialized

    Hi,

    is it a new HDD? Internal or external? New internal HDDs need to be initialized manually thru Disk management.
     
    Igor Leyko, Nov 29, 2022
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  4. Initialize any external HDD on Windows 10

    external HDD

    Hi,

    Usually, this problem occur due to software incompatibility or corrupted USB drivers. For us to better assist you, we would like to clarify the following:

    • Have you made any recent changes on your computer prior to the issue?
    • Which driver did you uninstall? Have you reinstall the driver? If yes, how did you reinstall the driver?
    • Have you check if the external HDD is visible in Device Manager?

    If the issue still persists after uninstalling some games, we suggest that you run the troubleshooter for hardware and devices. If you're using the latest Windows 10 version, follow these steps on how to run the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter:

    • Click the Start button and select the Settings
      icon.
    • Choose Update & Security from the list.
    • Click Troubleshoot in the left pane of the window.
    • Under Find and fix other problems, select Hardware and Devices and click
      Run the troubleshooter.

    We're looking forward to your reply.
     
    Gerard Qui, Nov 29, 2022
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