Windows 10: USB does not recognise external drives in USB 2 & 3.

Discus and support USB does not recognise external drives in USB 2 & 3. in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; USB does not recognise external drives in USB 2 & 3. In a partitioned drive it only shows one partition. With thumb drives it works okay. I posted... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Graham Laughlan, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. USB does not recognise external drives in USB 2 & 3.


    USB does not recognise external drives in USB 2 & 3. In a partitioned drive it only shows one partition. With thumb drives it works okay.

    I posted this last week but I was hit by scammers, that`s why I`m posting again. Thanks in advance.

    :)
     
    Graham Laughlan, Dec 6, 2018
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  2. USB 3 Drive external drive dissapears after reboot

    Yeah I kinda want to have it as an external drive so I can swap it between my rigs... but have it constantly plugged in as if it were an internal drive.

    Googling this issue it seems very common with USB 3 drives so I'm doubtful its an issue with the drive itself:
    https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=...80,d.bGE&fp=f8888a0245592ebe&biw=1920&bih=911
     
    twicksisted, Dec 6, 2018
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  3. dalchina Win User
    Unable to access external USB Drives!


    Can you confirm all is well in Device Manager?
    Might help someone to help you if you complete your system specs (see Tutorial section for a 'how to')
    Your problem sounds more general than some have experienced given the types of drive you've tried.

    Can you confirm your PC is listed as being Win 10 compatible?
    Please post a screenshot of disk management with a non-recognised drive plugged in. (diskmgmt.msc)

    I collected these posts a while back:
    Hi, there are several threads on external drives not being recognised. Feel free to search the forum.

    The last posts on this solved it for one person:
    Windows 10 can't find external USB 3.0 drives... - Page 2 - Windows 10 Forums

    No solution here, but do post a screenshot of disk management as per this thread
    External Hard Drive Issue. - Windows 10 Forums

    This one refers to Western Digital drives
    Solved USB Drives not recognised in Windows 10 - Page 2 - Windows 10 Forums

    There are suggestions of assigning a drive letter
    External Hard Drive not showing up - Windows 10 Forums

    This one discusses permission issues, and suddenly resolved itself - code 43
    Solved External hard drive not visible - Page 2 - Windows 10 Forums


    Otherwise, please try searching the forum for 'external drives' 'external drives not recognsed' (e..g). There are man threads on this topic.
    Windows 10 can't find external USB 3.0 drives... - Windows 10 Forums
    Hitachi HDS72101 external drive not recognized - Windows 10 Forums
    Solved Upgrade from 8.1 to 10: Hard drive no longer recognized. - Windows 10 Forums
    External hard drive not recognised - Windows 10 Forums
    Solved USB Drives not recognised in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    Solved win 10 PC will not find my USB powered external HDD. - Windows 10 Forums

    etc... (many more)

    Please see if sthg there helps.. if so please let us know. Thanks!
     
    dalchina, Dec 6, 2018
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  4. twynog Win User

    USB does not recognise external drives in USB 2 & 3.

    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, Dec 6, 2018
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