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Sometimes, Windows 10 updates are blessings, but in several situations, they can be really annoying. Because when the build is not developed properly, a user has to face lots of errors before he gets the fully tested version of Windows 10. For instance, many users have complained that their external/internal hard drive keeps disappearing error.
Such users have two options to bypass this critical situation. Either they can wait for the proper update, but that may take a while. And the second option is to find a way to Fix Hard Drive Disappeared After Windows 10 Update. If you are looking to remove this error instantly, read from the article drafted below.
3 Ways to Fix Hard Drive Disappeared After Windows 10 Update
Run the troubleshooter
- Press Windows + I keys.
- Click on Update & Secuirty
- Select Troubleshoot from the left-side panel.
- Hit the Additional troubleshooters link.
- Locate and select Windows Update
- Click on Run the troubleshooter
- Follow the onscreen prompts.
Update the drivers
- Press Win + X keys from your keyboard
- Select Device Manager
- Locate & expand Disk drives
- Right-click on the hard-drive that’s troubling you.
- Select Update drivers
- On the next window, click on Search automatically for updated driver software
- Let your system complete the job for you.
Initialize the disk
- Launch Disk Management utility through the Cortana search bar.
- If your disk drives are listed with a numerical number i.e; 1 to 10, then you’ll be required to initialize it.
- So after selecting a drive, right-click on that particular partition.
- Select Initialize disk
- From the provided options, click on GUID Partition Table (GPT)
- Now if your disk is back online, but don’t have unallocated space, then you need to do one thing. Right-click on the graphed box and select New Simple Volume
- Perform the following customizations:
- Format Type: NTSF
- Disk name: Should be alphabetic i.e; A to Z
- Allocation unit size: Default
- After making the appropriate selections, execute a quick format.
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