Windows 10: Accidentally ejected internal storage (Windows 10) Solved

  1.    24 Sep 2017 #1

    Accidentally ejected internal storage (Windows 10)


    I have ejected my internal hard drive by accident on Windows 10 (it came up in the list of removable devices).

    When I go to device manager the disk still shows up but in the properties panel it says unavailable as it needs to be disconnected and reconnected.

    Is there a way to get the disk to mount again without physically having to open the machine and dis/re-connect?

    Thanks,

    Robbie
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  2.    24 Sep 2017 #2

    UPDATE - solved


    ...not sure how but after a couple of restarts and looking around in the BIOS (but not actually saving or changing anything) windows went through the adding hardware routine and the disk has appeared again.

    it also reinstalled the webcam at the same time

    maybe not a legit explanation but happy it is back at least
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  3. Posts : 10,913
    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Pro Insider
       24 Sep 2017 #3

    Hi Eddie, welcome to the forum. I'm glad you fixed it and are back to normal.
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