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Hard Drive Not Showing Up In Computer | How To Fix It (For all Windows Versions)

April 5, 2018 Jon 33 Comments

Hard drive missing from your computer?
Hard drive not showing up in computer?
Hard drive not visible?
Hard drive not detected? – Here’s the solution…

This video can help: Hard Drive Not Showing Up In Computer | How to fix it (All versions of Windows)

This will work for Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. I am sure you are using one of these. It might be same for XP also. If you are an XP user. please do try and let me know the results.

All Hard drives which gets installed in the computer are listed under computer and there are only two reasons why it won’t.

1. Hardware issue (connectivity issue with the hard drive due to faulty cables, faulty port or simply a faulty hard drive)
2. Software issue (This is what we will solve now)

So first click on start-right click computer-manage-this will open computer management

In comp. management please click on disc management and this will list all hard drives\cd drives connected with the computer.

Here you will see a drive named un-allocated means without a drive letter like C, D, E etc.
This is the drive you need and which is not listed under computer.

Right click on it.
then click on New Simple Volume
This as you can see will open New Simple volume wizard
cick on next
Next screen shows the size of the drive which we don’t need to change
so click on next and then select the drive letter
It can be anything from D, E, F to Z. But not the ones already taken
So we will name this one D and continue
In the next screen it gives us the option to format or not format
We will select to format it
Below it says volume label which is nothing but the name of your new hard drive.
I am naming it Internal drive
Click on next and this window shows all the settings of this drive like size, format etc.
Click on Finish and thats it…
All done
Now it will automatically ask you to open the new hard drive. It’s empty and ready to use

And when you open computer now, It will show you your missing hard drive with the name and drive letter you gave it.

Thanks for watching and do let me know if this helped you.

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  1. Blucas
    April 5, 2018 - 11:13 pm

    Thank you for making a good video

  2. Cyndonian Knight
    April 5, 2018 - 11:53 pm

    Thanks man. I was about to send my desktop back to best buy because only my SSD Drive was showing and now my 2TB is available because of you. THANK YOU!!!!

  3. Opined
    April 6, 2018 - 12:22 am

    Mine already had a letter but didnt show up

  4. Infinitty bos
    April 6, 2018 - 12:46 am

    worked on my windows 10 also!!! thx !

  5. Aditya K*mar
    April 6, 2018 - 1:26 am

    Thank you very much….. It really helped me…
    I did't remember my window but it following you, it really helped me. Thank You Very Very Very much.

  6. PS master
    April 6, 2018 - 1:36 am

    Ommkkkk thabks so muchh i though my darddrive was broken

  7. TrollXReload
    April 6, 2018 - 1:57 am

    Works for Windows 10 as well thanks for the help

  8. allein bautista
    April 6, 2018 - 2:08 am


  9. Ruel Arbon
    April 6, 2018 - 2:42 am

    I have similar problem also and I've tried to follow the steps but the problem is when I right clicked the unlloccated hd, I wasnt able to click the new simple volume since it was grayed out.totally disabled.

  10. Neo Logical
    April 6, 2018 - 3:07 am

    Just as an FYI this works in Windows 10 as well

  11. oo00oo45
    April 6, 2018 - 4:02 am

    thank you, keep the good work

  12. Ahmad Karout
    April 6, 2018 - 4:06 am

    Windows 10 :- I added 2nd hard drive 3T "SATA" My PC can see 3T but can only use 2T of it and a max of 4 partions
    is there a way to use my full 3T and add more Partitions

  13. arayof hope
    April 6, 2018 - 4:29 am

    Error: the device is not ready
    What to do ?

  14. Wayne Thoms
    April 6, 2018 - 4:51 am

    What is happening when my external hdd is showing up in disk management as a "Removable Disk/No Media"? Is the hdd bad now?

  15. dj vinnce
    April 6, 2018 - 5:05 am

    This is so useful thanks

  16. Rod Strykez
    April 6, 2018 - 5:17 am

    You sir are the GOAT! Just saved me from dropping 100+ on a new 4TB external!!!

  17. ali khoursheed
    April 6, 2018 - 5:49 am

    Thank you

  18. barri pt
    April 6, 2018 - 6:33 am

    Thank you so much. super helpful.

  19. John Briones
    April 6, 2018 - 6:52 am

    It worked. Thank you!

  20. hsu ツ den mΓ¦gtige
    April 6, 2018 - 7:36 am

    Thanks for you, you saved my fucking life. By doing this, i got all my exams work back, and can now finally go on. THANK YOU!

  21. Pathan Zuber
    April 6, 2018 - 8:14 am

    thanks Sar…

  22. SEE TV
    April 6, 2018 - 8:56 am

    wao Love you bro I liked and subcribed you!
    It was really informative.Thanks a ton 😍😍😍😍

  23. manateeKSA
    April 6, 2018 - 9:01 am

    Thx a lot! I worked really well!

  24. Ultra Instinct Vegeta
    April 6, 2018 - 9:28 am


  25. BIG T.
    April 6, 2018 - 10:10 am

    After removing my spare 500gb 2.5 inch from my cctv and putting it back in to its usb caddy it had stopped working thanks to you it works fine now, thanks man great help, πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ€›

  26. Merithung Kikon
    April 6, 2018 - 10:39 am

    does his work on internal hard drive

  27. Merithung Kikon
    April 6, 2018 - 11:07 am

    does his work on internal hard drive

  28. ebox008
    April 6, 2018 - 11:14 am

    Thank you it work perfect for me.
    Upgraded my laptop to new seagate 2tb drive firecuda sshd. copy all files using Mini tool particion wizard.
    laptop started slow but it takes 3 to 4 startups as it has to recognize the new laptop hardware. now is running superfast but upgrading has to be tweek to recognize new hardware.

  29. Albert Chinhanga
    April 6, 2018 - 11:16 am

    thanks. worked pretty good

  30. Faysal Ahmed Josi
    April 6, 2018 - 11:18 am


  31. DL S
    April 6, 2018 - 11:27 am

    get a internal lap top drive to recover when its not listed in comp management?

  32. Emanuel NicolΓ‘s Bellanti
    April 6, 2018 - 11:33 am

    Excelente !

  33. DeViLsKilleR456
    April 6, 2018 - 11:41 am

    Ty for the fix it really work thanks

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