Windows 10: Windows 10 not mounting external hard drive on bootup

Discus and support Windows 10 not mounting external hard drive on bootup in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Hello. Basically I've got the problem it says in the title. Every single time I boot up Windows on my laptop, this second partition on my SSD will not... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Hyperschooldropout, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. Windows 10 not mounting external hard drive on bootup


    Hello. Basically I've got the problem it says in the title. Every single time I boot up Windows on my laptop, this second partition on my SSD will not be assigned a drive letter. I have to go into disk management and assign it every time. I've already scanned the drive for errors, and it has found nothing. What can I do to fix this?

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    Hyperschooldropout, Oct 9, 2019
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  2. 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, Oct 9, 2019
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  3. DAB Buff Win User
    Do you need to "Mount" an external hard drive before you "Format" the external hard drive?

    Do you need to "Mount" an external hard drive before you "Format" the external hard drive?
     
    DAB Buff, Oct 9, 2019
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  4. Remon Ont Win User

    Windows 10 not mounting external hard drive on bootup

    External Hard Drive

    Hi John,

    We suggest that you try the troubleshooting steps below:

    • Open your External Hard Drive file in File Explorer.
    • Type the name of the file you want to search on the search box and click Enter.
    The file will show up in Search Results and you will be able to move it to the correct folder.

    Let us know if you need further help.
     
    Remon Ont, Oct 9, 2019
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