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Hard drive not showing up after format help! urgent


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#1 Daniel28xd

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 11:05 AM

After CCleaner bleeped up my PC and gave me BSOD i had to reformat my PC but i removed my HDD first before formatting my SSD with OS in it.

after i formatted and sucesfully installed win 10 the HDD doesn't appear in the disk managment or my computer! help!

 

it doesn't show up 

 

my hdd is 2tb and split into 1tb each

 

please help me get my HDD back! please!!! 

 

i see it in the device manager but not disk management or bios


Edited by Daniel28xd, 11 August 2018 - 11:10 AM.


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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 11:53 AM

Are you saying you have booted an SSD with Windows 10 OS but the HDD which was newly formatted is not detected? If the HDD is not listed in UEFI/BIOS then I don't see how it could be seen in Device Manager.

 

Open a command prompt and type

 

diskpart

list disk



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Posted 11 August 2018 - 01:50 PM

Use Mini Tool Partitioner to assign a drive letter.

 

https://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html


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#4 Daniel28xd

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 06:03 PM

Are you saying you have booted an SSD with Windows 10 OS but the HDD which was newly formatted is not detected? If the HDD is not listed in UEFI/BIOS then I don't see how it could be seen in Device Manager.
 
Open a command prompt and type
 
diskpart
list disk


The hdd is not formatted i dont want to format it

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 07:23 PM

So the 2TB has Data as i read , and the SSD has Win 10 reinstalled.

 

I think it also needs as Rocky said , a Drive Letter assigned to it.

 

From Device Manager , Drives , 2TB , right Click it and Select Properties.

Select the Volume Tab and then Select the Populate Tab at the Bottom.

 

Does that give you any Info ?....

Take a PrtSc and upload the Image in next post , others can guide you further then.



#6 Daniel28xd

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 07:58 PM

So the 2TB has Data as i read , and the SSD has Win 10 reinstalled.

 

I think it also needs as Rocky said , a Drive Letter assigned to it.

 

From Device Manager , Drives , 2TB , right Click it and Select Properties.

Select the Volume Tab and then Select the Populate Tab at the Bottom.

 

Does that give you any Info ?....

Take a PrtSc and upload the Image in next post , others can guide you further then.

 

my partitioned is lost GG. 

and its showing as 3.86gb while its 2tb wtf

 

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 09:09 PM

I have read where Initilizing a Disk can remove Data , and some that didnt , so i wont advise that and im not proficent with Win 10.

If you have any of the Data Backed Up elsewhere it may work , otherwise you may need a Data Recovery Service prior to any tinkering.

 

1/ You could try downloading a Linux Distro / Knoppix / Puppy ISO burn that to a CD and boot from it and then see if you can access the Hard Drive for data.

 

2/ Minitool Partiton Wizard Free - can give you a bit more info insight to the Drives status etc.

    Have a read here { All } before doing anything or wait for someone else to guide you in a safe best scenario.

    Also look at STEP 4:for info.

    https://www.partitionwizard.com/partitionmagic/disk-unknown-not-initialized.html

 

   Someone here on Bleeping can and will guide you in the best approach , so be patient.


Edited by Havachat, 11 August 2018 - 09:10 PM.


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Posted 11 August 2018 - 09:11 PM

I have read where Initilizing a Disk can remove Data , and some that didnt , so i wont advise that and im not proficent with Win 10.

If you have any of the Data Backed Up elsewhere it may work , otherwise you may need a Data Recovery Service prior to any tinkering.

 

1/ You could try downloading a Linux Distro / Knoppix / Puppy ISO burn that to a CD and boot from it and then see if you can access the Hard Drive for data.

 

2/ Minitool Partiton Wizard Free - can give you a bit more info insight to the Drives status etc.

    Have a read here { All } before doing anything or wait for someone else to guide you in a safe best scenario.

    Also look at STEP 4:for info.

    https://www.partitionwizard.com/partitionmagic/disk-unknown-not-initialized.html

 

   Someone here on Bleeping can and will guide you in the best approach , so be patient.

 

I tried to initialized it but it shows and error I/o error :( 

and in my bios 

the sata ports are not present



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Posted 12 August 2018 - 03:48 AM

Hi, when you say you removed the HDD. Have you checked you have replaced it properly? I assume it was an internal drive.  



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Posted 12 August 2018 - 06:05 AM

Hi, when you say you removed the HDD. Have you checked you have replaced it properly? I assume it was an internal drive.  

i tried another seagate harddrive it worked but my 2tb wont be detected



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Posted 12 August 2018 - 06:51 AM

Hi, not sure how ccleaner bleeped up your computer, there was a virus problem however that was quite awhile ago. You have a fresh clean install, and now another drive is being recognized. Doesn't look good, could you try it in an USB enclosure and in another computer.



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Posted 12 August 2018 - 07:07 AM

Post 6 : added Image shows - 

 

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This now shows "Unallocated"  in Disk Management and the incorrect size maybe due to some corruption.

Have you tried Minitool to see if that recognizes it ?

 

You can try SeaTools also to scan the drive for errors etc.

 

As Jenae said - Not looking good for the drive.....

It may be the board on the drive.

Can you hear it Spin up / or does it click and clunk when powered up.

And external adapter usb/ sata would be used like this http://img.dxcdn.com/productimages/sku_21571_5.jpg


Edited by Havachat, 12 August 2018 - 07:18 AM.


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 07:34 AM

after i formatted and sucesfully installed win 10 the HDD doesn't appear in the disk managment or my computer! help!

 

 

Have you reinstalled the drivers for the motherboard since you clean installed W10 and starting with installing the chipset drivers first and then the storage device and any video drivers.



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Posted 12 August 2018 - 10:41 AM

I think your best chance of getting anything off the disk is to use TestDisk for Windows. Do a quick search and see if it detects any partitions. Highlight the partitions found and press the "P" key. Do you see your files?

 

Any disk that becomes Not Intialized is not a good sign. 

 

https://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk


Edited by JohnC_21, 12 August 2018 - 10:43 AM.


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 08:16 PM

Post 6 : added Image shows - 

 

post-1101009-0-71396500-1534039443_thumb

 

This now shows "Unallocated"  in Disk Management and the incorrect size maybe due to some corruption.

Have you tried Minitool to see if that recognizes it ?

 

You can try SeaTools also to scan the drive for errors etc.

 

As Jenae said - Not looking good for the drive.....

It may be the board on the drive.

Can you hear it Spin up / or does it click and clunk when powered up.

And external adapter usb/ sata would be used like this http://img.dxcdn.com/productimages/sku_21571_5.jpg

there is an noise when starting my PC






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