Windows 10: MY EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE WILL NOT SHOW UP ANYWHERE EXCEPT DEVICE MANAGER. PLEASE HELP

Discus and support MY EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE WILL NOT SHOW UP ANYWHERE EXCEPT DEVICE MANAGER. PLEASE HELP in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; Yesterday my external hard drive was working fine until it just disconnected as it is a bit faulty as it is. But never had any problems it’s just the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/jBossUp, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. MY EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE WILL NOT SHOW UP ANYWHERE EXCEPT DEVICE MANAGER. PLEASE HELP


    Yesterday my external hard drive was working fine until it just disconnected as it is a bit faulty as it is. But never had any problems it’s just the wire needs moving to a specific place... but anyway it reconnected as you heard the noise it makes. But it never shown up in my pc. I’ve tried disk management and it doesn’t show up there either. The only place it shows up is in device manager and even device manager says is fine. Doesn’t need to be updated or anything... I literally was trying all day yesterday to fix this. My external has a lot of songs that I’ve worked on, on there. However if to fix it I’d need to erase it all I’m up for that. I’ve tried it in my Xbox and the hard drive was detected and asked me if I wanted to format it. I didn’t. I’m waiting to get my hands on another laptop so I can test it in there. But I’m very lost as I’ve tried so much stuff.

    If anyone can help I’d very much appreciate it. Thank you

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    /u/jBossUp, Mar 26, 2020
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  2. Help with external hard drive

    Hi Debbra,

    Welcome to Microsoft Community.

    I appreciate your interest in windows 10 and also for trying the troubleshooting steps to fix the issue. I understand the inconvenience you faced. I will certainly help you with this.

    I would suggest you to plug in hard drive then check in disk management you can see the drive or not.

    Follow the steps to check Drive in Disk Management.


    • Go to the Control Panel then click on the
      Administrative Tools. .

    • Under the Administrative Tool Click on Computer Management.

    • Click on Disk Management and check the External Hard Drive.

    Also check in BIOS whether External Hard Drive is listed or not.

    For help with the BIOS settings, refer to the computer manual or contact the manufacturer.

    If it doesn’t work then, I would suggest you to update BIOS for updating BIOS contact Lenovo Support.

    Follow the link:

    Home - Global Support - DE

    Disclaimer :

    Modifying BIOS/complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) settings incorrectly can cause serious problems that may prevent your computer from booting properly. Microsoft cannot guarantee that any problems resulting from the configuring of BIOS/CMOS settings
    can be solved. Modifications of the settings are at your own risk.

    Hope this information is helpful. Please do let us know if you need further assistance, we’ll be glad to assist you.

    Thanks.
     
    Preeti Patel, Mar 26, 2020
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  3. seejp Win User
    external hard drive showing up in device management but not disk management

    Hi,

    I recently tried to use a brand new Seagate 2TB External HD, but it is not showing up. It initially showed up, but after I tried reformatting it to exFAT32, it disappeared from the disk management list.

    I then tried:

    • refreshing the disk management list,
    • inserting into a different USB port,
    • re-starting my computer, and
    • uninstalling the device from device manager/letting it refresh,

    I still can't see it. There is no yellow error in the USB controller list.

    I'm on Windows 10.

    Intel i5-3317U @ 1.7GHz

    Any suggestions? Thanks!
     
    seejp, Mar 26, 2020
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  4. twynog Win User

    MY EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE WILL NOT SHOW UP ANYWHERE EXCEPT DEVICE MANAGER. PLEASE HELP

    External hard drive not recognised

    Thanks for this. I've done what you suggested and been through all the steps mentioned in the article. The hard drive works fine on a Mac computer, and I've managed to copy the information on it. It must be a Surface issue so I'll try to get a chat line tomorrow.
     
    twynog, Mar 26, 2020
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