Windows 10: SSD Not being assigned drive letter

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  1.    17 Mar 2016 #1

    SSD Not being assigned drive letter


    After formatting my extra SSD, windows won't assign it a drive letter when the computer starts. I have to use a third-party software to assign the letter, and I have to do it everytime it boots, and it's starting to annoy me.

    Can't really find any solutions on google
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  2.    17 Mar 2016 #2

    Is it internal or external drive ?
    Did you try assigning letter thru disk management ?
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  3.    17 Mar 2016 #3

    The drive is internal, and the only thing I can do with disk management, is delete the partitions on it.
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       17 Mar 2016 #4

    Does it have any volumes created and are they/is it formated?
    Otherwise it's only unallocated space and the OS can't give it a drive letter.
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  5.    17 Mar 2016 #5

    I don't know if you misread something in my post, but I can assign a drive letter through a third party software, and when I do that it works fine till I reboot.
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       17 Mar 2016 #6

    Reck said: View Post
    I don't know if you misread something in my post, but I can assign a drive letter through a third party software, and when I do that it works fine till I reboot.
    Yep, I skimmed too fast

    Is there anything on it you can't temporarily move to another disk?

    I was thinking maybe nuking the disk using the clean command in diskpart:

    How to Diskpart Erase/Clean a Drive Through the Command Prompt

    Then doing a full format instead of a quick one(takes much longer, but is more thorough).

    Then lastly run chkdsk /r
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  7.    17 Mar 2016 #7

    Aren't there any other options? The only spare drive space I've got, is on a very old and slow HDD, moving all my things there would take centuries
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       17 Mar 2016 #8

    Reck said: View Post
    Aren't there any other options? The only spare drive space I've got, is on a very old and slow HDD, moving all my things there would take centuries
    try just the chkdsk /r first. It will check for errors and bad blocks and repair what it finds.
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  9.    17 Mar 2016 #9

    I doubt there's anything wrong with disk, must be something with windows. Do you have "Do not Show empty drives" checked or not in Folder options ?
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  10.    17 Mar 2016 #10

    I'm running chkdsk now.

    CountMike, what does that have to do with the drive not automatically being assigned a drive letter by windows?
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