My hard dive is not showing up.

My extra hard drive is not showing up in disk management or any where else.
I was working just fine before i upgraded to windows 10 i was using windows 7 before. I don't know what to do the SATA cables are fine i checked them and they work. Anyone have a idea?

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Re: hard drive

A rather strange moment to convert from Windows 7 to Windows 10.

I expect the hard drive doesn't show up if you boot in Linux (their partition manager is called GPEDIT) either. And I expect it doesn't show up in Windows 7 either; not if you go back to your latest image, and not if you do a clean install of Windows 7 (after which reinstalling Windows 10 is free). But since all of this is free to try, just try.

If no luck, put that drive in an external enclosure. Might work. If still no luck, it's time for a new hard drive. Copy your files from your backup to it.

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Needs more detail.

There are a few external HDDs that folk had to install an app for the drive to show.

But my first moves are to see if it's showing in Disk Management (DO NOT CHANGE ANYTHING THERE, JUST LOOK!) and see if it shows in any Live Linux. DO NOT INSTALL LINUX, ONLY USE IT TO LOOK AROUND.

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i got it fixed had to make a new a partition on the hard drive it self.

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While that works, a lot of times folk had files they needed to save which is why Kees and I noted common somewhat easy ways to look around.

In parting I'm going to write "RECUVA" can come in handy where there's a file or files you need to scrap off a drive that has no letter.

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the files on it stayed and nothing is wrong with it.

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Odd but hey, fixed!

Can't beat that.

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Hard Disk Not Showing Up

Maybe you can connect or reconnect your new hard drive to the computer
Or Initialize the new hard drive:
1. Go to the start menu and click on Disk Management.
2. Find your new disk, shown as Unknown, right-click on it and select Initialize Disk.
3. Select the partition style for the selected disk - MBR or GPT, then click OK.
You can also Create partitions on the new hard drive and get it recognized by PC:

1. Open Disk Mangement.
2. Create partitions on the new hard drive to get the drive to show up on your PC.
Right-click on Unallocated space > New Simple Volume > Click Next to set partition size and drive letter, file system etc > Finish.
Besides, I think data recovery software will be a good choice, which can restore your data quickly and safely.
Hope it will help!

Post was last edited on June 12, 2019 2:40 AM PDT

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Hard Not Show Solution

According to your question if all your drive is not showing than you can check your cable and try to use 1.1 cable. This is about hardware. and now according to Operating System You have to go control panel-->System & security-->Admin tool-->computer management than in storage go to Disk management and click empty space--> change drive than a dialogue box show up click add and now you have to choose your next drive like F and finally press ok.
if still you have to face problem than your hard drive health is not good. Means you have to repair your hard from any specialist and after convert your data . Quickly change your hard drive.
This is my Best opinion.

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