[SOLVED] My HDD doesn't show up in my new system

SampsonNation

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Hey all,

I swapped my motherboard yesterday and re-used one of my drives. I have a WD HDD. The drive is not appearing in windows with the letter D next to it. I can only see the drive on Disk Management and Device Manager. I am unable to assign it a letter. To be clear, I do NOT want to reformat the drive if i can avoid it.

I already reinstalled the drivers for the drive, that did nothing.

How do I get the drive to be recognized in Windows 10?
 
The drive has a 1.8TB Linux swap partition???

If you d-click the "Storage HDD" volume and expand the $Root, do you see your file/folder tree? If so, then do the following steps.

R-click the LinSwap partition and select "Remove the Partition".

R-click the "Storage HDD" volume and select "Insert the Partition (Undelete)".

Apply Changes and reboot so that Windows can redetect the drive.
 
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SampsonNation

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Try use 3rd partition software. Like AOMEI Partition Assistant or MiniTool Partition Wizard.
I downloaded AOMEI Parition Assistant. What am I supposed to do with this software? I see the obvious things like "Format, Erase, Partition, etc. I don't see anything that says "Assign Letter"etc.
 
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What if you run CMD as an admin and open diskpart, then run:
list disk
select disk (DiskNumber) ex. disk 0
list partition
select partition (Partition Number) ex. partition 0
assign letter=D
make sure the letter that you assign to the drive is not in use

Then let us know how it went
 

SampsonNation

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Can you show full Disk Management window (with all drives visible)?

What model NVME drives?

Your D: drive is showing as 6TB. How do you get 6TB from 4TB WD drive?
Are you using Windows storage spaces and combining space from nvme drives with mechanical drive?
Drive D is a USB External HD. Don't pay any attention to that. It's another backup I have. The only internal drives I have are the 2 M.2 drives and the 1 4TB HDD.

The drives are Samsung 970 Pro 512 TB.

View: https://imgur.com/IjHkquq
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SampsonNation

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I haven't touched the drive since I changed motherboards. It's possible I might have changed a settings via the BIOS when I spent all day installing my OS, but other than that I haven't done anything. The drive was never in an enclosure. It's been my "large files" drive since my last build. The capacity I used to have was 4TB total. I don't remember there being two partitions.

I believe I might have a cloud backup of my files, but I'm still working on that as we speak.
 

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The drive has a 1.8TB Linux swap partition???

If you d-click the "Storage HDD" volume and expand the $Root, do you see your file/folder tree? If so, then do the following steps.

R-click the LinSwap partition and select "Remove the Partition".

R-click the "Storage HDD" volume and select "Insert the Partition (Undelete)".

Apply Changes and reboot so that Windows can redetect the drive.

It worked! Thank you so much!!!!
 

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