Issue with SSD not appearing in windows Explorer


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Version 1803 64-bit
       #1

    Issue with SSD not appearing in windows Explorer


    The thread title virtually says it all, but I'll try and explain what happened as much as I can.


    After playing a game online with my laptop plugged in, I put it to sleep and left the room.

    About an hour later, I came back and tried loading the same game through Steam.

    It didn't work, and I thought I needed to close Steam through the task manager.

    It didn't appear in the task manager.

    I then opened my File Explorer to find that the D Drive (my SSD) didn't appear at all.

    I tried restarting my laptop (both through safe mode and without), and I've had no luck.

    I spent almost £1000 on this laptop, and it took a long time to save up for it, I can't bear to lose this reliable machine.


    If anyone can provide a fix or some advice for where to go from this point, I'll be eternally grateful.
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 30,079
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #2

    Hi, what does Disk Management show?

    It wouldn't appear in explorer if it had somehow lost its drive letter.

    Hopefully you have a disk image or full backup, just in case.
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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Version 1803 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    dalchina said:
    Hi, what does Disk Management show?

    It wouldn't appear in explorer if it had somehow lost its drive letter.

    Hopefully you have a disk image or full backup, just in case.
    Disk management shows the C Drive, Disk 0 partition 1 and Disk 0 partition 4

    Both partition 4 and the C Drive are NTFS.

    I don't understand any of this.

    I haven't the means for a full backup, my SSD was something like 400GB, I think.
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  4. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 30,079
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #4

    Useful description and picture with back off of a PC of the same name, albeit slightly different spec:
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    8GB of memory is plenty, although here it’s installed in a single-channel configuration. That’s a double-edged sword: the single stick means it’s simple to upgrade, but it won’t be as fast as two 4GB modules running in dual-channel mode. Storage is divided between an 128GB Hynix SSD and a 1TB hard disk. That former component uses the M.2 interface, but don’t expect fast speeds – it still relies on SATA bandwidth, rather than the quicker PCI Express interface.
    For the sake of argument, download and install Minitool Partition Wizard (free) and post a screenshot of what it shows. Expand all columns as necessary to show text completely.

    To post a screenshot please use the Insert Image icon above your post. Thanks.

    I'm puzzled- I'd have thought Windows would have been on your SSD (faster). Yet you say drive D: is on it. What does it contain?
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