If Hard Drive Not Show Up in Window 10! How to Fix it?

In case, user finds the issue of Hard Drive not showing up in Window 10, then this is because Hard Drive is not initialized or it needs formatting. To fix this problem, you should update your drivers and check your disk is connected to Motherboard with SATA cable. In this blog, you will read the method to fix Hard Drive Won’t Show up in Window 10. For help, go to office.com/myaccount.

Method To Fix If Hard Drive Won’t Show up in Window 10:

1. Update your Drivers:

To update drivers, you should press Windows Key + S together and then open the Device Manager. Now in the Device Manager, you should choose the device which you want to update. Here, you should right-tap on it and then choose Update driver. The user should repeat this process for all the devices which you want to update.

2. Check Disk is Properly Connected:

First, you should check your hard drive is properly connected to your power supply and motherboard. If it is not properly connected, then open your computer case and check that you attach a data cable to the port on the motherboard and the power cable to the power supply. If your hard disk is properly connected, but it is still missing from your computer then move on to another solution.

3. Initialize the Disk:

For this, you should tap on Win Key + X together to open Win + X menu and then from the list, select Disk Management. If the Disk Management window opens up on your screen, then you will view the list of all connected hard drives. Here, you should find a drive which is listed as Disk 1, or Disk 10. At this point, you will recognize this drive as it is not initialized and just listed as unknown and unallocated. Now, you should right-tap on the partition and then choose Initialize Disk from the context menu. Next, it will ask you to select between a Master Boot Record (MBR) or a GUID Partition Table. It is advised you should select a GPT and tap on OK. After this, you will get back to the main window, where you will find that your new drive is listed as Basic and Online, but they will have unallocated space.

To fix this, you should right-hit on the stripped box and then choose New simple volume. After this, right-tap on your hard drive and then select New Simple Volume. Now, tap on Next button and just assign a drive letter. Here, you should format your new drive. You can select NTFS file system and just perform quick format. At last, Finish the process

4. Check Hard Drive appears in BIOS:

To check your Hard Drive, you should press F2 or Del key when your computer system boots to enter BIOS. In some cases, it is a different keyboard key, so you can also check your motherboard manually. When you enter BIOS, then search for your hard drive.

5. Connect Hard Drive to Different Port or Use Different Cable:

If there is a problem with a port, then you should open your computer case and just connect the hard drive to different SATA port in your motherboard.  If in case, this doesn’t fix the problem, then might be your SATA cable is broken. In this situation, you should get a new SATA cable.

Through this procedure, you can fix the issue of Hard Drive won’t show up in Window 10. For details, visit to Www.office.com/myaccount. #office.com/setup

How To Free Up Space on Hard Drive on Window 10?

Sometimes, there is no space left on your hard drive. So, in this blog you will read the method to free up space on Hard drive. Easy way to make space on hard drive is to uninstalling the unnecessary apps or temporarily files from your hard drive. For more info, visit www.office.com/setup.

Method To Free Up Space on Hard Drive on Window 10:

1. Perform Disk Cleanup:

First, go to Computer, and then right click on the drive which you want to clean up and then choose Properties. After this, you need to tap on Disk Cleanup under Properties window. At this point, just wait and calculate how much space you can be able to free. Now, you need to select the types of files which you want to delete and then click on OK. Here, you need to click on Clean Up System Files and then wait till the cleaner calculates everything. This will provide you more free space by cleaning some unnecessary system files. At last, you should go to More Options and then delete system restore data under System Restore, Shadow Copies.

2. Uninstall Unnecessary Apps:

There are some programs in our computer system which we’re not using. But these programs take too much disk space and so you should uninstall them as this will provide you with extra storage space. If you want to get rid of unused programs, then you should go to Programs and Features in Control Panel and then see which programs or apps you don’t use. Just uninstall the unnecessary software and then check for free space.

Keep in mind there is a column in Programs and Features which shows you how much space each program is using, so here you can calculate the space you’ll get when you uninstall these programs. But in case, if you cannot be able to see this column, then click on options button which is in the top right side and then select Details view. For details, visit office.com/myaccount.

3. Run Disk Analysis and Defragment:

First, you should see what is using space on your hard drive and then analyze your hard disk. Here, the hard disk analyzers will scan your hard drive and show you every information about it, like what is using space of your hard disk.

When you scan your system with a disk analyzer, then this will show you the folders or files which are using the maximum space. You should delete the unnecessary files or folders and then you will see your free disk space will increase. After this task, you should defragment your hard drive and then check the list of best defrags tools for Windows.

4. Clean Third-Party Software Temporary Files:

There are some disk cleanup tools which don’t delete the temporary files from third-party software such as web browser’s cache. It is advised you should use third-party software. You can use CCleaner and just you have to download it, then run the analysis and this will remove all the unnecessary, temporary files from third-party software.

5. Find Duplicate Files:

Keep in mind that duplicate files also uses space on your hard disk. So, you should find and delete all the duplicate files and just free up the storage space for you. Here, you can use Easy Duplicate Finder tool in order to scan your hard drive for duplicate files and photos and then just delete them.

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