Windows 10: Windows 10 doesn't recognise USB drives or Disks

  1.    02 Jan 2016 #1

    Windows 10 doesn't recognise USB drives or Disks


    Okay, so I input my USB drive; it doesn't detect any data and wants to reformat it, I decide to go ahead with it, but it simply says "windows can't format device E:". It does the same thing with my MSI drivers disk... Please help
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    Windows 10 Pro/Windows 7 Ultimate
       02 Jan 2016 #2

    Sometimes my USB drives won't detect. Make sure they are showing in Device Manager and Disk Manager. It should be just a generic USB driver and it should be included in Windows 10.

    Plug in your Drive and reboot the system, then check for a device wizard as it starts up. If the drive uses proprietary drivers make sure you have then downloaded. I have one WD MyBook/2TB and one WD 1TB Drive attached via USB, plus a DVD Burner in an external case. They all detect, but sometimes they take a while. Also sometimes USB Printers can stall you on Boot, I keep them unplugged until booted and all other devices are found. My main Printer is on an LPT Port, so I don't have that problem with that printer. But other printers stall me on Bootup. And your USB ports might be bad, check all of them. I have 8 USB ports plus a powered USB Hub, you will probably need a powered Hub to run those drives.
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