Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
  1.    01 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 133
    Windows 10

    USB Drives not recognised in Windows 10


    I have just updated from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and when I plug in a any USB drives are not recognised.

    I have tried a USB stick which worked but not drives do not.

    Any suggestions as all worked in Windows 7.

    Thank you.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    01 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 133
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Just noticed that USB drive is seen in Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media and in Devices and Printers.

    The problem is that when I go to File Explorer ---> This PC I do not see drive.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thank you
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    01 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 1,624
    Win 10 X64 Pro 15063

    Please fill in your System Specs, or post what they are.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    01 Aug 2015 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 133
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Operating System
    Windows 10 Professional (x64) (build 10240)
    Install Language: English (United Kingdom)
    System Locale: English (United Kingdom)
    Installed: 02/08/2015 00:58:01
    Boot Mode: BIOS (Secure Boot not supported)


    System Model
    TOSHIBA QOSMIO X500 PQX33E-00N006EN
    Enclosure Type: Notebook

    Processor
    1.60 gigahertz Intel Core i7 Q 720
    64 kilobyte primary memory cache
    256 kilobyte secondary memory cache
    6144 kilobyte tertiary memory cache
    64-bit ready
    Multi-core (4 total)
    Hyper-threaded (8 total)


    Main Circuit Board
    Board: TOSHIBA QOSMIO X500
    Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
    BIOS: TOSHIBA V2.80 09/07/2010


    Drives
    1424.32 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    434.03 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
    MATSHITA BD-MLT UJ240ES [Optical drive]
    ExpressCard SSD [Hard drive] (32.20 GB)
    Samsung SSD 840 PRO Series [Hard drive] (512.11 GB)
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 1TB [Hard drive] (1000.20 GB)
    ST310003 40AS USB Device [Hard drive] (1000.20 GB)
    ST340063 2A USB Device [Hard drive] (400.09 GB)
    THROTTLE [Hard drive] (32.30 GB)


    Memory Modules
    16374 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
    Slot 'M1' has 8192 MB
    Slot 'M2' has 8192 MB


    The above was taken from Belarc Advisor and as you can see there are 2 USB drives.

    As stated the problem is that when I go to File Explorer ---> This PC I do not see drives.

    All help appreciated.

    Thank you.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    02 Aug 2015 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 197
    Windows 10 x64

    Regret I am unable to assist, but noticed your post after I posted mine (WD drives not recongized).
    So it seems the issue not limited to WD . . . Still weird though.
    Everything worked fine in Windows 7.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    02 Aug 2015 #6
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    UK
    Posts : 18,303
    Windows 10

    Does it show up in device manager under disk drives and also disk management?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  7.    02 Aug 2015 #7
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 133
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Solved problem by going to disk management and assign drive letter to drive to USB drives.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  8.    02 Aug 2015 #8
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 197
    Windows 10 x64

    Quote Originally Posted by paulsalter View Post
    Does it show up in device manager under disk drives and also disk management?
    They didn't show up there either.
    I did another clean install , switched on: nothing
    and again a clean install (yes... indeed 2x)

    After the 2nd oclean install and after turning on the drives, two showed up.

    Rebooted with all drives turned on and now, finally, they all showed up.
    Did this ' safe remove ' thing. All drives correctly removed.

    Kept the drives running. though..

    Rebooted again, just to make sure they would show up again. Nothing.
    Turned off and on again and they showed up.

    Timebeing situation is solved.

    Now trying to find a solution for the next problem: Samsung magicion reporting it is not properly communicating with Samsung SSD. Guess it has something to do with IRST as it does not display my RAID-set.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  9.    09 Aug 2015 #9
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    Same problem here. How do you assign drive letters (when it sees it and gives it a number? Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Snip1.PNG 
Views:	6 
Size:	657.0 KB 
ID:	30014Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Snip1.PNG 
Views:	6 
Size:	657.0 KB 
ID:	30014
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  10.    09 Aug 2015 #10
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    Posts : 150
    Win7

    My USB3 WD 2TB Passport appeared online as soon as I plugged it it. I'm running WIn10 Build 10240 with all the latest fixes.

    Perhaps the problem is with USB2 drives? I do know that people with 3D printers that use USB2/Serial ports cannot see their printers at all. Seems there is a bug in 10240 having to do with the USB/serial interface. I'm nto sure if this has anything ot do with external disk drives though.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Performance & Maintenance Optimize and Defrag Drives in Windows 10
How to Optimize and Defragment Drives in Windows 10 One of the best ways you can improve your PC's performance is by optimizing the drive. Windows includes features to help optimize the different types of drives that PCs use today. No matter...
Tutorials
Solved Geforce 310M Not recognised
Seems my W10 64bit upgrade on my Asus K52JC will only recognize the Intel Graphics and not the Geforce 310M. The latter worked fine under Win 7 but doesn't appear under Device Manager now. Tried installing the recommended driver from the Nvidia...
Graphic Cards
Pictures not recognised by window 10
On windows 7 + 8 I had my 4 star and 5 star rated photo's as my background picture on a constant slideshow. I have tried setting this up using the normal Right click/personalise then select background as slideshow. The problem is when I select...
Software and Apps
Windows 10 recognised as Vista ?
I just realized that certain programs recognize it as Vista. For example, I had to manually install all the drivers on my laptop because Lenovo System Update recognized it as Vista, and installing Vista drivers on 10 was not possible. Now Tomb...
General Support
GTX 550Ti not recognised
GTX550Ti shows up in Device Manager as Unknown Device. Have tried to install latest drivers but Nvidia cannot find Graphics Card. Same problem when driver update tried in device manager.
Graphic Cards
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:27.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums