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Old April 20th, 2024, 11:29 AM
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Fix for Hard Drive shows “None Allocated”, No drive letter?

Two terabyte external hard disk. Does not show in “This PC”.
Can be found in “Disk management” (partitioning ect.)
It has no drive letter assigned. It shows a blank disk, no partitions.
Click right shows a menu where no option is accessible except “Properties”
Not sure where to go for here...cmd prompt ???
Any help would be most appreciated
Lionel
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Old April 24th, 2024, 02:16 AM
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No drive letter:

In Disk Management

Will not show up in MY PC unless it has a drive letter.

Under say "DISK1" (depends on where it shows up) it does show the partition and size?

If so then need to assign a drive letter (Right click on it)

Or

Mark partition active

or

create a simple volumn
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Old April 25th, 2024, 01:02 AM
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Unable to mark active.
Create a 'simple volume" is greyed out when you right click
After several other checks I now believe there is a mechanical problem somewhere in it.
Thanks for your suggestions
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Old April 25th, 2024, 11:14 PM
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Try formatting it in Disk Management, if the drive is empty.
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