Scanning and repairing drive on every start-up

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  1. Posts : 889
    W10-2009 19042.1348
       #41

    So you replaced a previous 2TB disk last year - have you had it working (with folders/files on it) since then? If so, you should find them missing now. If not, then could you have fitted it last year and not used it since? Its visibility in DM when apparently disconnected does not make sense!
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  2. Posts : 11,318
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706
       #42

    Milennin said:
    Melannin,

    I do not know why you are seeing those Disk 3 & Disk 4 entries.
    - I have never seen a 'Dynamic' or 'Foreign' entry in Disk mgmt.
    - Disk 4 Removable, No media
    - - If Disk 4 is a CD/DVD/BluRay drive then perhaps that's how they appear. It's so long since I've had an optical drive that I do not remember.
    - - I did [Win7] see such an entry for a USB stick for which I had set the drive letter B: then unplugged but ones set as F:\ etc do not appear

    Perhaps one of the other posters knows about how Disk mgmt shows Dynamic disks or optical drives.

    All I know about Dynamic disks are that they are set by deliberate action for particular purposes.
    What Are Basic and Dynamic Disks MiniTool
    Increase SSD space from separate physical drive - TenForums
    How to Create Dynamic Volumes with AOMEI Dynamic Disk Manager
    Extend Different Types of Dynamic Volumes - PWizard
    Basic and Dynamic Disks - Microsoft Docs
    - But, with my limited knowldge, I can only speculate that you once set a disk up as Dynamic and that is why the 2TB HDD showed up when it was physically disconnected.
    - Perhaps those links can help you undo the Dynamic setup if you no longer need it.

    Denis
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  3. Posts : 11,318
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706
       #43

    Milennin said:
    There is no option for me to initialize the 2TB disk (E:), so I assume I'm going to have to format it then?
    Milennin,

    But do consider my comments about investigating Dynamic disks first.

    Yes, the initialise option only appears if the disk has never been initialised. The MS link I gave you takes you through the whole lot but your Digk mgmt diagram makes me think that it only requires formatting [re-formatting, I think you have implied].

    I once had [with different symptoms] an internal HDD go 'Raw' on me. When I'd reformatted it, it behaved itself but I replaced it anyway because I could not bring myself to trust it again.

    Denis
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  4. Posts : 53
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #44

    Okay, lol. I checked again after all that, and found my old, broken HDD was still in there, plugged in right behind the GPU, with the disk sitting all the way in the bottom corner, so I didn't see it originally. I guess I never removed it after using a file recovery tool to transfer over the files to my new disk after it broke. I took it out, and it's acting normal now.

    As for the Foreign disk, I imported it via the Disk Management and it turned out to be my previous D: drive, so nothing was lost. Not sure if it matters whether it's set to dynamic though (it currently is).

    Still not sure how my broken disk got brought up all of a sudden and why it was interfering with so many things. I pretty much forgot about it after I transferred over my files, and this was the first time it got referenced again.
    Thanks all for helping me. Some of your posts went a bit over my head, I'm not that great with computers.
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  5. TV2
    Posts : 2,009
    W10 Pro 20H2
       #45



    Denis-
    This is what a CD-ROM drive looks like in Disk Management (4th Entry Below)
    Also note my Disk 3 - that is my Epson printer. It is the USB port on the printer that makes it show up like that.
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    Scanning and repairing drive on every start-up-dm.jpg

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    The Dynamic Disk looked normal in previous screen shots. The volume showing with a green bar.

    Now it seems to be showing another problem, as the volume is not showing at all. The Foreign label is new to me - I've never seen that before. No idea what that means.
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  6. TV2
    Posts : 2,009
    W10 Pro 20H2
       #46

    Milennin said:
    Okay, lol. I checked again after all that, and found my old, broken HDD was still in there, plugged in right behind the GPU, with the disk sitting all the way in the bottom corner, so I didn't see it originally. I guess I never removed it after using a file recovery tool to transfer over the files to my new disk after it broke. I took it out, and it's acting normal now.

    As for the Foreign disk, I imported it via the Disk Management and it turned out to be my previous D: drive, so nothing was lost. Not sure if it matters whether it's set to dynamic though (it currently is).

    Still not sure how my broken disk got brought up all of a sudden and why it was interfering with so many things. I pretty much forgot about it after I transferred over my files, and this was the first time it got referenced again.
    Thanks all for helping me. Some of your posts went a bit over my head, I'm not that great with computers.
    That's great to hear and doesn't surprise me at all. That 2TB disk had to be connected.
    Since it was clicking and showing problems previously it was probably dying. And a dying hard drive can cause many problems.

    Keep it disconnected, both power cable and data cable. Or better still, take it out of your PC altogether.
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  7. Posts : 53
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #47

    TV2 said:
    Keep it disconnected, both power cable and data cable. Or better still, take it out of your PC altogether.
    Yeah, that's what I've done. It explains why the ticking sound returned when I got the start-up issue. Now that I physically took out the drive, it's gone and everything's running fine.
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  8. TV2
    Posts : 2,009
    W10 Pro 20H2
       #48

    If you have all your data backed up, and you want to convert that Dynamic Disk to a standard "Basic" disk like all the others just ask. Someone here can help you with that. Conversion will wipe the data on the disk so best to proceed with due caution.
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  9. Posts : 53
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #49

    TV2 said:
    If you have all your data backed up, and you want to convert that Dynamic Disk to a standard "Basic" disk like all the others just ask. Someone here can help you with that. Conversion will wipe the data on the disk so best to proceed with due caution.
    I've looked into the differences, and it doesn't seem to make a (significant) difference as far as I could see, so I'll just keep it as a Dynamic disk. Though, thanks, I'll be back here if I run into another problem.
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  10. TV2
    Posts : 2,009
    W10 Pro 20H2
       #50

    Cool.
    Mark the thread as solved. It helps others.
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