Windows 10: Hard Drive query

  1.    05 Mar 2017 #1

    Hard Drive query

    I have just done a clean re-install of Windows 10 and, before I started I disconnected all of the drives other than the 'C' drive as is recommended.

    However, when I came to re-connect the drives I just cannot get the internal one to show up in the directory. It also cannot be seen in Macrium Reflect. This is the drive that I use for all my data and everything that I do is saved to that disk. Fortunately I have reflect set up to do a daily backup of this drive and so I am not overly concerned at the moment.

    I'm just wondering if there is anything else that I can do to get the drive to come to life again.

    many thanks.

    P.S. I have just spotted that it is appearing in the Windows Device Manager but I cannot access it still/
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  2.    05 Mar 2017 #2

    Post a screenshot of disk management, please:
    Disk Management - How to Post a Screenshot of
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  3.    05 Mar 2017 #3

    Hi again NavyLCDR, Whilst the disk is appearing in the device manager, it is not showing in the Disk management. Sorry

    In the Device manager page it is shown as 'The device is working properly'
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  4.    05 Mar 2017 #4

    If you open a Command Prompt (Admin) and run:

    list disk

    Does it show up there?

    Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.14393]
    (c) 2016 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    Microsoft DiskPart version 10.0.14393.0
    Copyright (C) 1999-2013 Microsoft Corporation.
    On computer: JOHN-LAPTOP
    DISKPART> list disk
      Disk ###  Status         Size     Free     Dyn  Gpt
      --------  -------------  -------  -------  ---  ---
      Disk 0    Online          447 GB     9 MB        *
      Disk 1    Online          931 GB  2048 KB        *
      Disk 2    No Media           0 B      0 B
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  5. jumanji's Avatar
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    Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
       05 Mar 2017 #5


    Download and install the latest AMD Chipset drivers for your system. While most may install, may be the Standard SATA AHCI Controller wouldn't install. Manually install it following the procedure outlined by robwiljas in his post here AMD SATA Controller Windows 10 Driver | Community
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  6.    05 Mar 2017 #6

    The system is telling me that the correct drivers are installed. However, I then went through the procedure shown in the link and nothing changed and I still get the message that the correct drivers are already installed.
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  7.    05 Mar 2017 #7

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    Hope you can see this
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  8. jumanji's Avatar
    Posts : 707
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
       05 Mar 2017 #8

    Does the Device Manager show it as "AMD SATA Controller" under "IDE ATA\ATAPI Controllers"?

    Can you please post a screenshot to confirm it?
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  9.    05 Mar 2017 #9

    jumanji said: View Post
    Does the Device Manager show it as "AMD SATA Controller" under "IDE ATA\ATAPI Controllers"?

    Can you please post a screenshot to confirm it?
    No it shows as Standard SATA AHCI Controller. I tried to change it when doing the process via the link provided but didn't get the option.

    However, the crisis is now over as when I decided to restart the computer and have a look in the BIOS, the restart took quite a while installing the updates and then when it had rebooted all of the drives were showing as normal. I didn't need to go into the BIOS anyway.

    Apologies for taking up the time of those who replied but, I offer my considerable thanks anyway for the help.
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