Windows 10: Windows 10 does not recognise my Buffalo Ministation30 External HDrive

Discus and support Windows 10 does not recognise my Buffalo Ministation30 External HDrive in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; It works on Win 7 Pro Laptop and was working perfectly well on Won 10 until 2 days ago! I have carried out the Device Manager uninstall if the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by JohnK, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. JohnK Win User

    Windows 10 does not recognise my Buffalo Ministation30 External HDrive


    It works on Win 7 Pro Laptop and was working perfectly well on Won 10 until 2 days ago!
    I have carried out the Device Manager uninstall if the portable devices and re-started my computer but this does not overcome the issue!
    Any help on how I can resolve this problem?

    :)
     
    JohnK, Oct 22, 2015
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  2. krisM(2) Win User

    Create a back up disc for windows 10

    My buffalo external hard drive does not back up systems files.
     
    krisM(2), Oct 22, 2015
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  3. clc2 Win User
    Windows 10 Upgrade: Some apps need to be uninstalled

    My problem was related. Windows 10 Update wanted BUFFALO TurboPC EX series software for an external Buffalo Drive uninstalled before proceeding to update a Lenovo workstation.

    There was no Buffalo program listed to uninstall. AND I was unable to delete my existing Buffalo Folder, suggesting that
    something was still connecting the Buffalo drive and my Lenovo desktop.

    What I finally did was to unplug the HDMI cable from the Buffalo Drive. The update started afterward took ages, but it installed.

    Specifically, I was able to update from an installed Windows 10 Pro Version 1703 (OS Build 15063.877) to Version 1709, (OS Build 16299.125).

    The Buffalo Boffins, bless their little hearts, have not been helpful so far. 2 years, thousands of views, no answers: Windows 10 Upgrade wants BUFFALO TurboPC EX series removed before upgrade

    My question, now, is: Do I need to unplug the Buffalo Drive every time that I need it updated?

    Either Microsoft or Buffalo ought to make a patch for this, should they lower themselves to contacting one another. Something either needs to be done to the registry (NO, I won't go there!) or to the startup notes or both. Buffalo was in my
    startup notes 10 times.
     
  4. JohnK Win User

    Windows 10 does not recognise my Buffalo Ministation30 External HDrive

    Sorry I overlooked the fact that it is recognised as a Device but it does not allow me to open it up!
     
    JohnK, Oct 22, 2015
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  5. spapakons Win User
    I was about to ask that. So if it is seen as a device but do not open, it could have lost the partition information. It means your data are there, but cannot be accessed directly as the partition table is corrupt. This happens in USB Flash drives if you try to remove it while it is still reading or writing. You can connect it to another computer and confirm it. If by chance it works at another computer, I recommend to backup all data and format it, then copy data back. This way it will be refreshed and probably work in Windows 10. If the other computer cannot read it either, then the partition table is corrupt and you need a data recovery utility. This utility scans the disk sector-by-sector and detects your data. It then allows copying to another disk. After that you can just format it and put the data back and you'll be OK. There are many free tools if you Google, but I'm using GetDataBack. If you use that, you have to register. The unregistered version (demo) doesn't allow you to copy the data found.
     
    spapakons, Oct 23, 2015
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  6. JohnK Win User
    Many Thanks spapakons.
    It works on Win 7 Pro so I will try the backup route tomorrow and hope it will work!
     
    JohnK, Oct 23, 2015
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  7. JohnK Win User
    Tried the back-up advice and all is now well again!!
    Thanks Very much spapakons for your valued help!
     
    JohnK, Oct 23, 2015
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  8. spapakons Win User

    Windows 10 does not recognise my Buffalo Ministation30 External HDrive

    Been there, done that, so I know how to fix it. I always keep a backup of my USB flash drive in a folder, so if anything goes wrong, I can just format it and restore the backup.
     
    spapakons, Apr 5, 2018
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