Fix: Second Hard Drive Not Detected in Windows 10

By: Ivan Jenic
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Most of us probably use only one hard disk drive in the computer, but some people who need more space, tend to use two, as well. And some of the users who are using the second hard drive have reported that their computer isn’t able to detect the second one, after Windows 10 upgrade. So we came up with a couple of solutions, which, I hope, will solve the problem.
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First thing first, you should open your computer once again, and check if your hard disk is properly connected. If you’re not sure what to do, check out this article for additional info. If everything is connected right, but you’re still facing the issue with detecting your second hard disk drive, try one of the following solutions.

What to do if Windows 10 Doesn’t Detect the Second Hard Drive

Solution 1 – Change driver letter and path

 

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Maybe your hard disk is properly connected and works well, but if it doesn’t have a letter by its name, you won’t be able to access it from This PC. So, we’re going to change the drive letter and hopefully, the hard disk will show up again. Here’s exactly what you need to do:

  1. Right-click on This PC (it’s probably on your desktop, but you can access it from the File Manager, as well)
  2. Click on Manage and Management window will show up computer management windows 10
  3. Go to Disk Management
  4. Find your second hard disk drive, right-click on it and go to Change Drive Letter and Paths change drive letter windows 10
  5. Go to Change and choose the letter for your partition from Assign the following drive letter: assign drive letter wind8apps windows 10
  6. Click OK, close all windows and restart your computer

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Solution 2 – Check for the driver updates

If your computer was able to recognize the second hard disk before the Windows 10 upgrade, there’s a possibility that your current hard disk drivers are not compatible with Windows 10. To make sure all drivers are compatible, do the following:

  1. Go to Search, type device manager and press Enter
  2. Expand Disk drives, find the second disk drive, right-click on it and go to Update driver software hard disk drive update windows 10
  3. If there are any updates, follow further instructions and your hard disk driver will be updated
  4. You can also go to Settings> Update and check if overall updates offer something for your hard drive. We recommend you to download this driver updater tool to do it automatically.

That would be all, if you have any comments or suggestions, reach for the comment section, below. Also, If you have any other Windows 10-related issues you can check for the solution in our Windows 10 Fix section.

Read Also: How to Fix Windows 10 Network Adapter Problems

For various PC problems, we recommend to use this tool.

This tool will repair common computer errors, protect you from file loss, malware, hardware failure and optimize your PC for maximum performance. Quickly fix PC issues and prevent others from happening with this software:

  1. Download ReimagePlus (100% safe download).
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  3. Click “Repair All” to fix all issues (requires upgrade).