Windows 10: New HDD wont show as initialized with W10 desktops.

Discus and support New HDD wont show as initialized with W10 desktops. in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; My intention of using the HDD is to have it "mobile" and move it from my W7 desktop, W10 laptop, W10 insider and W10 RTM machines for storing images... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by meebers, Dec 23, 2015.

  1. meebers Win User

    New HDD wont show as initialized with W10 desktops.


    My intention of using the HDD is to have it "mobile" and move it from my W7 desktop, W10 laptop, W10 insider and W10 RTM machines for storing images etc. It work's as expected when connected to W7 and my W10 laptop. It will not however work with either of my W10 desktop machines. i.e. when connected, it says the disk must be initialized before it can be recognized. I am using usb type connections, but I am guessing??? initializing will render the data on there now as useless? Appreciate any suggestions/workarounds Tx

    :)
     
    meebers, Dec 23, 2015
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    My windows 10 desktop just had a new hdd placed in it and it wont show up in the file explorer, but shows up in disk management as a nameless file and has no file type. This is the same for 2 other hdd. If anyone has an answer, please reply.
     
    DustinWoods, Dec 23, 2015
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    DougBechtel, Dec 23, 2015
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  4. Berton Win User

    New HDD wont show as initialized with W10 desktops.

    I had that happen once and moved all the data off the drive onto another for safety then initialized it on the computer that gave the message. It worked as before on all computers so I didn't have to move the data back.
     
    Berton, Dec 23, 2015
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  5. topgundcp Win User
    Some of the old USB interface firmware might be incompatible with Windows 10. You might have to buy a new one. They are pretty inexpensive.
     
    topgundcp, Dec 24, 2015
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  6. meebers Win User
    Ok, can go with that, but, it does work with my W10 laptop. I can recall that I have had usb sticks not show the data on them when switching between W7 and W10.

    I would like to get my home network working between machines, in the hope that Macrium will do images that way without having to physically move the HDD. I guess further, that I could probably write the image locally and then copy/paste it over the home network to where the HDD location is.
     
    meebers, Dec 24, 2015
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  7. topgundcp Win User
    topgundcp, Dec 24, 2015
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  8. meebers Win User

    New HDD wont show as initialized with W10 desktops.

    Thank you for that. Mine is an older one, usb2 only made by Bytecc BT 300. I have used it so long, perhaps it is just wore out? New HDD wont show as initialized with W10 desktops. :)

    Although it is a PIT*, I removed the side cover and connected the HDD via sata cable to MB. W10 recognized it immediately, the W7 images were there as expected and was able to image both my W10 insider drive and my W10 rtm drive. Tx for suggestion and the link!
     
    meebers, Apr 5, 2018
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