Couldn't see HDD after SSD reinstallation Solved

  1. Posts : 69
    Win 10 Pro X64, Win 10 Home X64, Win 7
       24 Aug 2016 #1

    Couldn't see HDD after SSD reinstallation

    I believe that I have this little issue solved but I'd like some advice to make sure there isn't problem lurking.

    I've been having a problem with Win 10 getting corrupted. Making a long story less long, I've replaced my SSD with a new one and did a fresh install of Windows.

    After the reinstall, I could see the SSD as drive C: in File Explorer but couldn't see my HDD which used to be drive D: prior to the replacement. The USB ports were labeled D:, E:, etc.

    To fix this, I went into Disk Management and changed the drive letter of the USB drive D: to drive I:. Then, I labeled the HDD as Drive D:.

    This worked but I got a message from Windows (lower right corner) asking what to do when the "removable drive D: was loaded".

    The HDD obviously isn't a removable drive but it seems to work as it should.

    Have I done the right thing or do I have a problem lurking?
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  2. Posts : 69
    Win 10 Pro X64, Win 10 Home X64, Win 7
    Thread Starter
       07 Sep 2016 #2


    My issue seems to be resolved.

    I did have a problem with the D: HDD and the more things that I did in attempt to resolve it, the worse it became.

    In the end, did another fresh install of Windows in the new SSD and formatted the D: drive in the process. (I had a good backup of the data on my HDD)

    Now all seems well.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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