Western Digital Drive no go


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    Western Digital Drive no go


    I have a WD Caviar Blue 500Gb sata drive mounted in a Digitus USB enclosure. This drive has been working fine until I installed Windows 10. Now I get a message that the drive failed to enumerate, (Code 35). C an anybody help please?
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    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
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    Run a Chkdsk on it, Windows 10 is NTFS but it is a tad different. Make sure that it is shown in your BIOS as a Boot Drive. Not the primary .
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    Gary said:
    Run a Chkdsk on it, Windows 10 is NTFS but it is a tad different. Make sure that it is shown in your BIOS as a Boot Drive. Not the primary .
    Should a drive in an external USB enclosure show up as Boot?
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    Gary said:
    Run a Chkdsk on it, Windows 10 is NTFS but it is a tad different. Make sure that it is shown in your BIOS as a Boot Drive. Not the primary .
    Can't run chkdsk as Win 10 won' recognise the drive. I did try the disk on my wife's laptop, which still has Windows 8.1 on it. The drive works perfectly, swo it is a 10 problem.
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    Does it show up in Device manager and disk management ?
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    Hello John Douglas Welcome to the Ten Forums!

    CountMike touched on the Disk Management which is one place to start off. When you are in there and if you do not see the drive showing up go upto the menu bar>Actions and choose the refresh drives so all drives are redetected as sometimes an external hard drive or even usb flash drive may not appear at first.

    At the left side click on the square box and right click to choose "initialize". That should see the volume mounted where you can right click on that to use the "change drive letter" option. It should then see the Explorer icon on the task bar flash and any system protection prompt to scan the drive. From that point the drive should appear normally whenever you plug it in or turn on the power switch depending the type of enclosure.
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    bobkn said:
    Should a drive in an external USB enclosure show up as Boot?
    Mine does if it is turned on. When I first upgraded to Windows 10, that was the only way I could get it to recognize it. Mine is on an E-SATA port and not a USB, maybe that is why I had to show it in the Boot.
    Last edited by Gary; 23 Aug 2015 at 07:33.
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    If turned on and plugged in by way of eSata if you have the on/off type switch it should appear as another hard drive in boot menu of the bios setup. But you wouldn't want to see that set as the first in the boot order in case you have it turned off or unplugged from the port.

    For usb drives and devices as well as hard drives in usb enclosures then you have to hit the USB-HDD option in the F11 or F12, F4, and rarely but still F8 boot device menu in order to boot live from usb. Speaking about how much time it takes for things here's something to compare.

    When comparing boot times between usb flash drives both 2.0 and 3.0 up against dvd media guess which loaded faster for the Windows setup?! If you guess USB 3.0 a joy buzzer sounds off!

    Other then tablets, netbooks, and All in One type desktops one thing commonly seen is the cd rom option on boards which will look a good bootable disk in a drive if no hard drive is found with a boot loader intact on it. The load up to the gui on optical beats usb not by a lot however but USB 2.0 and 3.0 alike taking 8 minutes! compared to less then 2 with a dvd burned?! That was seen with all of the 10 installs here lately! Yet the install by usb has always been slightly faster. Nothing mechnical involved as the set up copies and unpacks files onto the intended OS drive.
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