Windows 10: Windows 10 Pro and External Hard Drives...
Windows 10 Pro and External Hard Drives...
I recently bought a new PC with win 10 pro on board. I was disappointed to find that my Sabrent Dual Hard Drive bay as well as my Inateck external hard drive cable are not recognized by my laptop, a Lenovo Thinkpad. I had no issues with either of these external drives with Windows 7 Home Premium.
I took some advice I found in your forum and tried to find them in Disk management, but Disk Management never stops loading, so I cannot take the next step to refresh the drives.
What the heck is going on?
Do a full power off restart and try running sfc /scannow from an elevated command prompt to see if that finds and fixes any problems with system files.
If the problem persists, you can try to assign a drive letter manually using Disk Management. This issue can also be resolved by enabling automount and rebooting, which will bring this volume online and keep it online through subsequent reboots. Enabling automount can be done by opening a Command Prompt window and invoking DISKPART -> automount enable -> exit
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