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    Senior Member 1101's Avatar
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    Jan 2008

    Default win10 , 2nd GHD issues

    I upgraded an i3 PC from Win7 to Win10.

    Win10 has issues with the 2nd 2Tb HD .
    Win10 sees it in disk manager , but cant see/read the partition .
    If I try & initialize the disk in disk manager , I get a "incorrect function" error
    The 2nd HD wasnt connected when the Win10 upgrade was done . It was an upgrade, not a clean install .

    The 2nd HD had no issues in win7 on that PC
    Ive tried diskpart / clean , that didnt help.
    I connected that disk onto another PC , that other Win7 PC had no issues with the drive

    Any ideas ? Its only a PC used for testing etc so not a big deal, I can re-image back to Win7
    Im just curious as to why Win10 has issues with this HD

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    amateur expert dugimodo's Avatar
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    Default Re: win10 , 2nd GHD issues

    Weird, in theory 7 doesn't know any tricks 10 doesn't.

    Occasionally for stubborn disk issues that windows won't fix I've resorted to booting off a linux install flash drive and using Gparted to blow everything away and start over. Mainly that's been for when the OS insists the disk is in the wrong format (GPT/ MBR etc) and won't change it though, I've not had your issue myself. I've used an Aomei boot disk successfully as well.
    Ryzen 2700X, 16Gb DDR4RAM, 512GB M.2 NVME SSD, MSI GTX1070

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    Computer Technician wainuitech's Avatar
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    Default Re: win10 , 2nd GHD issues

    Has the 2TB drive got a drive letter ?

    If it hasn't it will be seen in disk manager but that's all ( apart from partitioning software) if no Drive letter, go into disk manager - Assign a letter to the drive.

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