Windows 10 cannot find my HDD  


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    Windows 10 cannot find my HDD


    I have an SSD and a HDD, and Windows 10 cannot find my hard disk drive. When I go to This PC, it does not show up. Device Manager doesn't show it, either.

    This could explain why Windows is taking about a full minute to boot up.

    How do I get Windows to find my HDD again?


    System specs:
    Alienware M15
    Windows 10 Home version #1903
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    does bios see it?
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    SIW2 said:
    does bios see it?
    No my HDD was working earlier today. Now it's as if it's not even there.
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    try plugging it in and out - reseating in other words. If it still doesn't show up, it might have turned up its toes, dropped off the perch, or shuffled off this coil.
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    SIW2 said:
    try plugging it in and out - reseating in other words. If it still doesn't show up, it might have turned up its toes, dropped off the perch, or shuffled off this coil.
    It's a laptop. Alienware M15. I need to watch some videos to see how to safely do this.

    Meanwhile, Disk Management does not detect the hard drive.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Success! It was just a loose connection between the hard drive and the motherboard, and I tightened it. I also tightened the battery connection, as I've had issues with my laptop recognizing the battery before.

    I watched this video:

    Alienware 15m & 17m Storage - Disassembly Guide - YouTube

    which guided me through the disassembly.
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