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post #51 of 63
5/1/2017 and it's still the magical fix. Thanks Andyp.
post #52 of 63
I'm another fan who created an account just to say thank you. I bought my husband a WD black 1TB drive for his photos and it just never showed up in Windows. After your fix, I was able to see it in the disk manager and get it allocated and formatted. He is happy, and thanks to you, I am still his hero.
post #53 of 63
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Originally Posted by AndyP View Post

Hi,
I've just had a similar problem. I installed Windows 8 on a new computer with just drive C installed and then added my extra SATA drives to copy my data from the old PC. They were recognised in the BIOS but didn't show in Device Manager or Administrative Tools. New Motherboard, new disks so no old incompatabilities.

My fix was purely by accident. I was in Admin Tools and saw "Memory Diagnostic Tools" and clicked on it as I've never seen it before.

After Windows rebooted after the test, all my drives were there!

Why it worked I have no idea but it did. Hope this helps.

Another user who made an account to say thanks to Andy P.

This worked for me as well. Can't figure out why it worked but hey, just go with it. I've now got my hdds back and that's all that matters.

His post needs to be stickied at the top of the Topic.
post #54 of 63
Had to make an account for my man AndyP. Will you forever be remembered as the god of HDD discovery. Thank you my good man. Because of you, I can now download TB's of Hentai. Thank you. So much.
post #55 of 63
just had this issue when replacing the ssd that was broken. suddenly my secondary drive stopped being recognized in windows but not in bios,
turn out all you just need to do is to restart the system, it's a bit weird since i shutdown multiple of time and it never get recognized but after i do restart it's suddenly show up,

but still thanks for andyp since i get the keyword "The PC will be restarted several time" from him.

for other who having same problem, try do a simple restart (Windows -> Restart)
post #56 of 63
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Originally Posted by AndyP View Post

Hi,
I've just had a similar problem. I installed Windows 8 on a new computer with just drive C installed and then added my extra SATA drives to copy my data from the old PC. They were recognised in the BIOS but didn't show in Device Manager or Administrative Tools. New Motherboard, new disks so no old incompatabilities.

My fix was purely by accident. I was in Admin Tools and saw "Memory Diagnostic Tools" and clicked on it as I've never seen it before.

After Windows rebooted after the test, all my drives were there!

Why it worked I have no idea but it did. Hope this helps.

You should get a freaking noble prize, worked like a charm after hours and hours of headache..
post #57 of 63
Give this guy a cookie. August the 13th of 2017 and still helping. Even in Windows 10 1703.

AndyP


Edited by jjfallmu - 8/13/17 at 8:44am
post #58 of 63
75% on Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool... So I started to create an account to say thanks to AndyP for such a simple and great solution... I hope... 99% .... now rebooting.... And It worked like a charm

August 26, 2017
post #59 of 63
thank you Andyp, I was spooked solid and this fixed my issue. <3 made an account just to thank you!
post #60 of 63
Update:
Previously (copy below) I wrote that the Windows 10 Memory Diagnostic Tool trick did not work for me, that all external SATA drives remained unrecognized by the OS despite trying every published software/hardware "fix" I could find. Then came a unexpected turn: I had given up and powered the desktop down with one difference - that time I also unplugged the AC power cord and left it off for a couple days. Upon turning the PC on again, lo and behold - the external drives (except one) appeared in Disk Management!
Don't ask me.
Of course, the Windows 10 "improvements" prevented them from being mounted automatically like in Windows 7/XP/Linux, they each had to be manually assigned a drive letter first. It remains to be seen whether or not the next W10 update (v-1703 Creators) will affect these problems.

The single exception to external drive recognition was a 3.5" enclosure model that was "updated" by the factory mid-production to "improve" (ha ha again!) the functionality of the HDD activity LED - apparently the changes also somehow prevent the W10 OS from detecting it via the eSATA connection no matter what you do, although its USB 3.0 connection still works, and that same eSATA connection works OK in Windows 7/XP/Linux.

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Sorry to be a wet blanket, but the run "Windows Memory Diagnostic" trick did not work for me - after trying everything else, I ran it twice, in standard mode and then extended mode, the last taking several hours. It had no effect, the external SATA drives still could not be detected at all (other than in BIOS), not in explorer, disk management, device manager, show hidden devices, or any combination of cables, enclosures, drives, driver updates, SATA ports, BIOS settings, and scanning for hardware changes.

The thing is, the various external hard drive enclosures are detected OK in this same machine (and others) with Linux, Windows XP, 7, and the first version of 10. If the drives are taken out of the enclosures and put in the PC's internal racks they work OK there too. It was only after running Windows Update to get Windows 10 V1607 (Anniversary with the latest Sept. 2017 updates) that the external drives could not be detected, either by hot-plugging or booting with the externals connected.

There are many similar complaints going back a long time posted on a lot of web sites, so it looks to be purely a Windows 10 problem which is being ignored by Microsoft. Those asking for help on Microsoft's support site seem to only get non-answers, such as try running the built-in hardware troubleshooting tool and posting the results. This seems to be a standard evasive reply, given out again and again, even though that tool only ends up saying "Troubleshooting couldn't identify the problem".

Anyone have suggestions? This defect and a lot of other well-known glitches/security leaks make Windows 10 an ongoing nightmare. Even Windows XP works better for most purposes, and Linux looks more and more like a savior.
Edited by DamnWndws10 - 10/1/17 at 12:03pm
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