Windows 10: Windows 10 May update bricking hard drives

Discus and support Windows 10 May update bricking hard drives in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; I run a small computer repair shop and over the past week have gotten 7 computers in with the hard drive failed. All had just upgraded to the May... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by PeterPaul_69, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. Windows 10 May update bricking hard drives


    I run a small computer repair shop and over the past week have gotten 7 computers in with the hard drive failed. All had just upgraded to the May update or were in the process of upgrading. I had one customers computer I was working on and it downloaded the update and was running terribly slow after the update. I checked task manager and when it finally came up the disk was running at 100% and did this for several hours before I finally shut the computer off. When i rebooted it went straight back to 100%. Prior to the update upon boot it would only run about 2-3%. When windows 10 first came out I was getting similar results but was eventually fixed by a patch. I have seen MANY posts on different forums with people having similar issues with drives of various ages that were working fine before the update. I have a couple of these drives that are bricked now if you want me to attempt to run any tests on. not going to promise any of the tests will be able to complete though. The last 2 the computer would just go to a blank screen just after the windows swirl goes away and never go any further. Can not get into automatic repair either. Booting up off external device will stop at the same screen. Unplug the drive and you can do anything you want (other than boot into windows obviously).

    I have connected each of these drives to my shop computer to try and recover customers data and within a few seconds with each drive my computer comes to an almost standstill. Previously when windows 10 first came out drives did the same thing. Some of the drives I could eventually get back working after using several repair tools but would have to delete the partitions on the drives. I haven't had a chance to test it any on the new updates but with the initial windows 10 I cold disable superfetch, search, and windows update and the hard drive % would drop to a manageable rate. Please check into this and if there is any testing I can do to help eliminate others from losing drives and data let me know.

    :)
     
    PeterPaul_69, Jun 12, 2019
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  2. little cat, Jun 12, 2019
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  3. Samsung M3 portable hard drive not getting recognised on Windows 10.

    Hi,

    Thank you for your response with the current status of the issue.

    To assist you better, please provide us the below information

    • Have you tried to uninstall and reinstall the external hard drive on the computer?
    • Are you logged into the Administrator Account while assigning the driver letter to the external hard drive?

    I recommend you to follow the steps below to update all the pending Windows updates and also try to reinstall the hard drive driver in the Device Manager. Check if it helps.

    Step 1: I suggest you to update all the pending Windows updates in the computer and check if it helps.

    1. Click on Start Menu.

    2. Then select Settings.

    3. Choose Update & security >
    Windows Update
    >Check for updates. Install any available updates and restart your PC if required.

    Step 2: I recommend you to uninstall and reinstall the Hard drive as suggested in the previous post. Also you can run Hardware and Device troubleshooter.

    Step 3: Then try to boot the computer in safe mode and check if the hard drive is getting recgonized in it or not.

    Start your PC in safe mode in Windows 10:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-in/windows-10/start-your-pc-in-safe-mode

    Please get back to us with an update on issue in connecting External hard drive into Windows 10, we will be happy to help.

    Thank you.
     
    Nyima Yonten, Jun 12, 2019
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  4. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 May update bricking hard drives

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Jun 12, 2019
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