Question Drives randomly unrecognized ?

Fuyukazehime

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Every so often, Windows 10 stops recognizing ALL connected drives EXCEPT my boot drive. I use testdisk to recover them but it's annoying. I'm not sure if it's Windows updates causing it or something else. I have run every disk scan and there are no errors on the drives. I have two SSDs and two conventional HDDs and they all stop being recognized at the same time.
It has happened half a dozen times in the last few months and it's ANNOYING. Does anyone have any idea why this is happening?
 
I have seen this problem numerous times. The common factor seems to be Windows 10 and AMD Ryzen motherboards. I recommend DMDE as a far better (free) tool to recover the partitions. Just a few clicks and you're done.

Gremlin in Win 10 / AMD Ryzen platforms ?
https://forum.hddguru.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=40843

https://forums.tomshardware.com/posts/22119317/
https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/3-x-hard-drives-suddenly-unallocated-how-to-recover-their-data.3672150/
https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/my-ssd-and-hdd-keeps-resetting-to-unallocated-please-help.3667696/
https://forums.tomshardware.com/posts/21942720/
 
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