Windows 10 can't find external USB 3.0 drives...

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  1. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 Professional
       #21

    Just follow up.. Bought new cord on Amazon and USB 3 worked however, the drive seems to be failing so that might ultimately be the issue. At least was able to get stuff off.
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  2. Posts : 48
    win10
       #22

    That didn't work. I've been using the usb 2 port, so all is not lost. But what's the point of having a fast usb 3 if it's defective. And I say defective because something this simple should be plug-and-play, this 2016 not 1984. I wrote disk drivers for DOS faster than MS can figure how to get their stuff working right. That it's being "solved" on a forum rather than by the company that wrote this garbage tells you all you need to know.
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  3. Posts : 17,246
    Windows 11 Pro
       #23

    Jerry Delacruz said:
    I wrote disk drivers for DOS faster than MS can figure how to get their stuff working right. That it's being "solved" on a forum rather than by the company that wrote this garbage tells you all you need to know.
    And it isn't up to Microsoft to write drivers for the billions of specific pieces of hardware out there let alone all the combinations that result from mixing that hardware. It is up to the manufacturer of the hardware to write drivers for it. - But it's just easier to complain about Microsoft and blame them for everything.
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  4. Posts : 48
    win10
       #24

    This is a seagate drive, not some off-brand stuff, it should plug and play.
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  5. Posts : 17,246
    Windows 11 Pro
       #25

    Jerry Delacruz said:
    This is a seagate drive, not some off-brand stuff, it should plug and play.
    Then blame Seagate for it.
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  6. Posts : 48
    win10
       #26

    I don't want to "blame" anyone, I just want the crap to work as advertised. By the way, when is MS gonna fix the audio driver for Skype, that's been going on for about a year now.
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  7. Posts : 123,230
    Windows 11 Pro (x64) 21H2 Build 22000.675
       #27

    Jerry Delacruz said:
    This is a seagate drive, not some off-brand stuff, it should plug and play.
    Hate to tell you this but if you've done any research on Seagate drives, they been having problems for years. Their not known to be very reliable for any length of time anyhow. In the future buy a better brand, WD Black is very good drive....for a spinner. :)
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  8. Posts : 123,230
    Windows 11 Pro (x64) 21H2 Build 22000.675
       #28

    Jerry Delacruz said:
    I don't want to "blame" anyone, I just want the crap to work as advertised. By the way, when is MS gonna fix the audio driver for Skype, that's been going on for about a year now.
    Works fine for lots of others .....mine works fine on 3 different computers. :)
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  9. Posts : 48
    win10
       #29

    Exactly, the drive worked on the usb 3 port on my ASUS q302, once I flipped a BIOS switch to disable legacy support. There's no similar switch on my HP Starwars BIOS and no one seems to know how to resolve the issue. These forums are nice and all, but I miss the day when you could look at a reference manual and get an answer. MS used to write such manuals, back in the day, now they, and everyone else to be fair, just throws a product out and lets the "forums" solve the problems. Not a good business model.
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  10. Posts : 22
    windows 10 home premium
       #30

    [IMG said:
    https://www.tenforums.com/images/misc/quote_icon.png[/IMG] Originally Posted by WhyMe

    Windows is possibly booting too quickly, meaning that the external devices are not detected before the cold boot has completed

    Please disable fast boot in Windows power options. Then shutdown and do a cold boot. Please confirm whether this solves your issue
    larryvogel said:
    THANK YOU! I disabled the fast boot per your suggestion, and this morning when I booted up my drive was recognized just fine. This was my last buggy issue after upgrading to win 10. Gotta love these forums, and the helpful folks who populate them!
    Things have been working great for months, but recently Windows 10 magically re-enabled fast boot and I began experiencing the same problems. So I went in and turned it off again. Boo Microsoft!
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