Windows 10: New Bare-bones SATA Hard Drive (External) can't get "initialize" window to show on "disk...

Discus and support New Bare-bones SATA Hard Drive (External) can't get "initialize" window to show on "disk... in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; New backup hard drive (WD) shows up on "disk management" as "D" but r-click won't produce the "initialize" option -- just properties. Any suggestions... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by MICHAEL KRILEY, Sep 16, 2019.

  1. New Bare-bones SATA Hard Drive (External) can't get "initialize" window to show on "disk...


    New backup hard drive (WD) shows up on "disk management" as "D" but r-click won't produce the "initialize" option -- just properties. Any suggestions why the initialization function fails to surface upon r-click? Is there another way to this option?


    Tried restarting and same problem. ????

    :)
     
    MICHAEL KRILEY, Sep 16, 2019
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  2. initializing an external hard drive

    whenever I initializing my new silicon power a80 2 TB external hard drive then virtual disk manager shows data error(cyclic redundancy error). how can i solve this problem and able to initialise such external hard drive
     
    mrityunjayakumar, Sep 16, 2019
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  3. Marco Gav Win User
    unrecognised external hard drive on Windows 10

    Since you already reinstalled the drivers of the External Hard Drive, let's run the
    Hardware and Devices troubleshooter as it can resolve your concern. You can do that by following these steps:


    • Press the Start button.

    • Type and select Troubleshooting.

    • Click on View all on the left panel.

    • Select and run the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter.



    If the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter doesn’t resolve your concern, we suggest that you change the letter of the External Hard Drive. You can do that by following these steps:


    • Press the Start button.

    • Type and select Control panel.

    • Select System and Security.

    • Select Administrative Tools, and a new window will appear.

    • Double-click Computer Management, and a new window will appear.

    • Select Disk Management that is located under
      Storage
      in the left pane.

    • Right click on the External Hard Drive that is not showing on the File Explorer.

    • Select Change letter and network path, and a new window will appear.

    • Select Change, and choose the letter that you want for the External Hard Drive.



    After changing the letter of the External Hard Drive, we suggest that you reboot your laptop for the changes to take effect.



    Let us know how it goes.



    Regards.
     
    Marco Gav, Sep 16, 2019
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  4. seejp Win User

    New Bare-bones SATA Hard Drive (External) can't get "initialize" window to show on "disk...

    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, Sep 16, 2019
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