Seagate Hard Drive Not Recognized Windows 10

Seagate Hard Drive Not Recognized Windows 10

If your Seagate hard drive not recognized Windows 10 computer, carry out the steps until the problem is resolved.

Step 1 – USB port

  1. Check if the USB cable that you have used to connect the Seagate hard drive and your Windows 10 computer is not damaged.
  2. If so, replace the damaged cable with a new one.
  3. The USB port might be damaged.
  4. Try to use another USB port for the drive connection.

Step 2 – Hidden devices

  1. On the Windows 10 computer, hold the Win and R keys together.
  2. Type ‘devmgmt.msc’ without the single quotes and press the Enter key.
  3. When the Device Manager window opens, click the View tab and choose the Show Hidden Devices option.
  4. If the entries are greyed out, right-click them and select the Uninstall option.
  5. Reboot the computer and check if the drive is detected.
  6. Follow these steps to fix the Seagate hard drive not recognized Windows 10.

Step 3 – Changing the drive letter and paths

  1. Open the Disk Management window by holding the Win and X keys at the same time followed by selecting the Disk Management option.
  2. Click the Storage option and choose your disk from the left panel.
  3. Right-click it and choose the Change Drive Letter and Paths option from the context menu.
  4. Now, a pop-up window will display on the screen.
  5. Click the Add option, create the drive letter for the Seagate hard drive, and select the OK option.

Step 4 – Disabling the Fast Startup feature

  1. By default, the Fast Startup feature will be enabled on the Windows 10 computer.
  2. Access the Windows search bar by pressing the Win and S keys together.
  3. Type ‘control panel’ in the search bar and select the same from the displayed results.
  4. Select the Hardware and Sound option followed by the Power Options option.
  5. Click the ‘Choose what the power button does’ link on the left panel.
  6. On the main panel, click the ‘Change settings that are currently unavailable’ link.
  7. Scroll down the page, remove the checkmark next to the Turn on fast startup (recommended) option, and click the Save Changes option.
  8. Restart the computer and check if the Seagate hard drive is recognized.

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