Windows 10: "Windows cannot read the disk in drive D:"

Discus and support "Windows cannot read the disk in drive D:" in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; I noticed sometime during the past two weeks, Windows no longer reads blank disks. Regular DVDs are read just fine, but blank ones result in the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/-BoardsOfCanada-, Mar 6, 2021.

  1. "Windows cannot read the disk in drive D:"


    I noticed sometime during the past two weeks, Windows no longer reads blank disks. Regular DVDs are read just fine, but blank ones result in the titular error message. I've replaced the SATA cable, uninstalled the drive, restarted services, etc. Driver is fine, device isn listed as funtioning properly. Any help is appreciated

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    /u/-BoardsOfCanada-, Mar 6, 2021
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  2. Cannot access D drive since upgrading to Windows 10.

    Hello Judy,



    Thank you for replying quickly with the status of the issue.



    Please reply to few more questions:


    • Is the D: drive located on the same hard disk or on different hard disk?

    • Did you have any important data saved on the
      D:
      drive?


    If the D: is saved on another hard disk and you are unable to access it, I suggest you to format the drive completely and check if the issue is resolved.



    To format the hard disk, follow the steps below:




    • Press Windows logo + X keys on the keyboard and select
      Disk management option.

    • Right click on the D: drive and select
      Format option.

    • Wait for the formatting to complete and check if the changes are effective.


    Write to us with the status of the issue for further assistance. Your reply is most important for us to ensure we assist you accordingly.



    Thank you.
     
    Likhitha V, Mar 6, 2021
    #2
  3. D: drive

    The error come's when I try to load a cd, the drive starts up as if to read the disk and then stops and puts the message up.

    It is the cd drive the comes up on the file listing as my drive D
     
    SoaringSteam73, Mar 6, 2021
    #3
  4. "Windows cannot read the disk in drive D:"

    D drive

    Hi,

    Based on the details you have provided us, it appears that there might be some corrupted contents on the said partition. We can also consider that this is caused by a virus.

    For us to check if a certain virus is hiding your files, kindly follow the steps below:

    • Type Command prompt in the search bar.
    • Type-in the following command:

      attrib -h -r -s /s /d D:\*.*
    • Press Enter to execute the command.

    If you think that there is nothing important stored in it, then we suggest that you reformat your D drive so that you can use the free space for important files.

    You can follow the steps below to start with the process:

    • Click on the File Explorer.
    • Select This PC.
    • Right-click on your D drive, then click on Format.
    • Follow the on-screen process to finish formatting the partition.

    Let us know how it goes so that we can further assist you.
     
    Engelsen Fad, Mar 6, 2021
    #4
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