[SOLVED] External Harddrive does not show up - ONLY after reboot

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Hello

So I've been struggling with this pain in the neck of an issue with my external hard drives. Whenever I plug them they're not listed as usual. The icon in the tray appears, but it doesn't have a drive letter. It gives me the option to eject, but it won't do it.

I have checked in Disk management if it's hiding, but it's not either.

However when I reboot the computer it just hangs so I have to force shut it down with the power button. I boot it again (with the external hdd plugged in) it does show up.

My system is Windows 10 Home. All Other usb devices works, from mice, keyboard and headset.
 

Satan-IR

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What's system specs? Desktop or laptop?

What is the external drive's make and model?

When system reboots (with the drive) and the drive shows in Disk Management assign it a proper letter manually. One letter after the last drive you have, HDD and optical. So if last drive letter is F assign the external drive's letter as G and save.

See if it appears next if you plug it in after that.
 

Satan-IR

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What's system specs? Desktop or laptop?

What is the external drive's make and model?

When system reboots (with the drive) and the drive shows in Disk Management assign it a proper letter manually. One letter after the last drive you have, HDD and optical. So if last drive letter is F assign the external drive's letter as G and save.

See if it appears next if you plug it in after that.
 
Jun 12, 2019
17
2
4,515
0
What's system specs? Desktop or laptop?

What is the external drive's make and model?

When system reboots (with the drive) and the drive shows in Disk Management assign it a proper letter manually. One letter after the last drive you have, HDD and optical. So if last drive letter is F assign the external drive's letter as G and save.

See if it appears next if you plug it in after that.
Thanks :D Changing the drive letters worked!
 
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