Windows 10: 2nd drive not showing in my computer but boots up Solved

  1.    6 Days Ago #1

    2nd drive not showing in my computer but boots up


    So i have cloned w10 onto another disk,and when i press f12 it will boot to it,It shows up on disk management,is healthy activite patition,How do i get it to show on my computer? 3 drives,two to boot to and one is for back up.
    It was showing fine,now its not i have checked the cables and they are also fine.
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  2.    6 Days Ago #2

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  3. Posts : 2,721
    Windows 10 Pro x64 v1803 Build 17134.1 (Branch: RS4 Release Preview)
       6 Days Ago #3

    You have to assign the partitions a letter using Disk Management, then they will show up in File Explorer.
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       6 Days Ago #4

    slicendice said: View Post
    You have to assign the partitions a letter using Disk Management, then they will show up in File Explorer.
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  5.    6 Days Ago #5

    Thanks for all the quick replies and thats it sorted...
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 v1803 Build 17134.1 (Branch: RS4 Release Preview)
       6 Days Ago #6

    mcgoo said: View Post
    Thanks for all the quick replies and thats it sorted...
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  7.    6 Days Ago #7

    AddRAM said: View Post
    Do you really want them to see each other ?

    In my opinion it would be better to keep the OS that you are not in unlettered.

    That`s what I do with my 960 Evo and my 860 Pro on my X299 board. I can see both drives in Disk Management, but not in Explorer.


    And it looks like your Recovey partitions are building up, how many upgrades have you done so far ?

    2 ?

    And Disk 2 has 2 Recovery partitions on it, isn`t it just a Data drive ?

    And why is it marked Active ? Is it an external drive ?
    Afaik, it is marked active as it is a legacy bios installation and being active does not mean that it is the one currently in use, but is the partition containing necessary boot files. UEFI does not require active partitions.
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 v1803 Build 17134.1 (Branch: RS4 Release Preview)
       6 Days Ago #8

    Lol

    Why are you guys bombarding with all these comments and questions. It's the OPs own concern what he has and where.

    The first post also suggests that he's working on disk clones so all System drives would be active, no matter if it's stuck internally to a SATA port or put in an USB-enclosure.

    What comes to the second recovery partition...well Windows sometimes decide to do that when it thinks the one available does not have enough space.
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       6 Days Ago #9

    I was a Bombardier in the Hawaiian Army, sorry.

    But you are right, all replies removed.
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