Solved 4 TB USB HDD problems


lbeck

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I have a 4 TB USB HDD that doesn't show up in Windows File Explorer but does in Disk Management. Device Manager claims that it's performing properly but the "volumes" tab shows only hash marks (no information). See image. The disk spins fine and is not a "clicker".

I've poked around some system events but I really don't know what I'm looking for or how to interpret what I see.

I'll appreciate any thoughts on further information to provide or where to go from here. I've browsed tutorials but haven't located anything that directs me to what to look for. Any recommendation to a tutorial also will help.

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 and 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Device name Acer_Desktop and CyberPowerPC
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz 3.60 GHz
    Memory
    32.0 GB
    Browser
    Chrome
    Other Info
    Device name Acer_Desktop
    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz 3.60 GHz
    Installed RAM 32.0 GB
    Device ID A34B9F2D-3C1F-4637-A6FF-03E1E9D4BFC5
    Product ID 00326-10000-00000-AA602
    System type 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor
    Pen and touch No pen or touch input is available for this display
    Edition Windows 11 Home
    Version 23H2
    Installed on ‎11/‎28/‎2020
    OS build 19045.3086
    Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.19041.1000.0
Can you get a screenshot of Disk Management and point out the drive?
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Build: 22631.3593
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Sin-built
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4th Gen?)
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    32.0 GB of I forget and the box is in storage.
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6GB
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4 x LG 23MP75 1 x 24" LG M38H 1 x 32" LF6300 TV Monitor 1 x Wacom Pro 22" Tablet
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    All over the place
    Hard Drives
    2 x WD something Something 8TB HDD's / 2 x WD something Something 4TB HDD's / 1 x EVO 1TB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB SSD's / 1 x EVO 250 GB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB (External Hub) / 1 x EVO 1TB (Portable Backup Case)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 820 Full-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Elite Class Dual Tower CPU Cooler / 6 x EziDIY 120mm / 2 x Corsair 140mm somethings / 1 x 140mm Thermaltake something / 2 x 200mm Corsair.
    Keyboard
    Corsair K95 / Logitech diNovo Edge Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech G402 / G502 / Mx Masters / MX Air Cordless
    Internet Speed
    100/40Mbps
    Browser
    All sorts
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    Kaspersky Premium
    Other Info
    I’m on a horse.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.2215
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LENOVO Yoga 7i EVO OLED 14" Touchscreen i5 12 Core 16GB/512GB
    CPU
    Intel Core 12th Gen i5-1240P Processor (1.7 - 4.4GHz)
    Memory
    16GB LPDDR5 RAM
    Graphics card(s)
    Graphics processor is an Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    optimized with Dolby Atmos®
    Screen Resolution
    QHD 2880 x 1800 OLED
    Hard Drives
    M.2 512GB
    Other Info
    …still on a horse.
1) Please post images of each disk management, device manager, and file explorer.




2) Run:

a) Tuneup plus > post a share link





b) Disk partition information > post a share link





3) Run HD Sentinel (trial version) > post a share link
a) Overview
b) Temperature
c) SMART
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4800MQ CPU @ 2.70GHz
    Motherboard
    Product : 190A Version : KBC Version 94.56
    Memory
    16 GB Total: Manufacturer : Samsung MemoryType : DDR3 FormFactor : SODIMM Capacity : 8GB Speed : 1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Quadro K3100M; Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC; PNP Device ID HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_111D&DEV_76E0
    Hard Drives
    Model Hitachi HTS727575A9E364
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
    Other Info
    Mobile Workstation
I really doubt your disk not showing in explorer as anything to do with the dcom events. Per Microsoft, Dcom 10016 events can be ignored as they do not affect functionality and are by design. These events are caused when Microsoft components try to access DCOM components without the required permissions. MS does have a workaround to change these permissions using the registry but MS does not advise anyone but IT professionals to use it.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3737
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1tb Solidigm m.2 nvme+256gb SKHynix m.2 nvme /External +512gb Samsung m.2 sata+1tb Kingston m2.nvme
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 22H2 19045.3930
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell factory
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Internet Speed
    still not telling
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
In which PC is it plugged in - Acer_Desktop? CyberPowerPC?

Whichever , a screenshot of Windows Disk Management is absolutely necessary.

Plugit in into the both PCs and post the screenshots of Windows Disk Management as obtained in each PC. (You will in effect be posting two screenshots of Windows Disk Management.)

 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro Version:23H2 OS Build: 22631.3737
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Beelink Mini PC Model: SEi12
    CPU
    12th Gen Intel core i5-1235U(Alder
    Motherboard
    SEi (manufactured by AZW)
    Memory
    16*2 (32 GB) DDR 4-3200(1600MHz) Crucial Technology
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Iris Xe Graphics (Internal)
    Sound Card
    Internal
    Monitor(s) Displays
    BenQ GW2283
    Screen Resolution
    1920*1080
    Hard Drives
    500GB NVME (Kingston SNV2S500G)
    1TB (Crucial CT1000BX500SSD1)
    PSU
    Power Brick 19V-6.32A , 120.08W
    Keyboard
    Dell KB3322Wi (Wireless)
    Mouse
    Dell WM118t (Wireless)
    Internet Speed
    4G/5G
    Browser
    MS Edge, Chrome
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes Premium - Subscription
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home Version 23H2 Build 22631. 3737
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 3280 AIO 22"
    CPU
    Intel Core i3 8145U
    Motherboard
    Dell inc. 027W48
    Memory
    Intel Optane 16GB module + DDR 4 16GB (Optane disabled.)
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 620
    Sound Card
    Internal
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell Monitor 22"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Crucial CT1000BX500SSD1 ; 1000,2 GB
    PSU
    Power Brick
    Case
    All-in one
    Mouse
    Dell Wireless KM 636
    Keyboard
    Dell Wireless KM636
    Internet Speed
    4G
    Browser
    Edge, Chrome
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    Upgraded from Windows 10 Home to Windows 11 Home on 28 Oct 2023
Thanks so much for all comments/sugestions.

For whatever reasons I found that my primary problem was viewing the drive on my laptop computer while away from home. On returning home the hDD is recognized fine with all files intact.

Sorry to have "juped the gun" without first checking the HDD on my home computer.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 and 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Device name Acer_Desktop and CyberPowerPC
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz 3.60 GHz
    Memory
    32.0 GB
    Browser
    Chrome
    Other Info
    Device name Acer_Desktop
    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz 3.60 GHz
    Installed RAM 32.0 GB
    Device ID A34B9F2D-3C1F-4637-A6FF-03E1E9D4BFC5
    Product ID 00326-10000-00000-AA602
    System type 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor
    Pen and touch No pen or touch input is available for this display
    Edition Windows 11 Home
    Version 23H2
    Installed on ‎11/‎28/‎2020
    OS build 19045.3086
    Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.19041.1000.0
What's the output of Diskpart -> list disk (run in elevated command mode

Might be something simple that the HDD is shown as offline

If that's the case then from within diskpart -- select disk xxx (xxx is the disk nr shown as offline) then online disk then if a letter isn't shown up you can assign it one --- just list vol , select vol xxx, assign letter=yyy

cheers
jimbo
 

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  • OS
    Windows XP,7,10,11 Linux Arch Linux
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    2 X Intel i7
Thought this was solved but it isn't. I set my older computer to copy files to a folder in a USB drive. It proceeded slowly but appeared to do so overnight. Upon accessing the folder this evening it shows zero files but F:\ drive is occupied with ~ 450GB "space" overnight. Yet Windows shows the folder with zero files (450GB =/ zero?).

So what's going on? Has my Macrium backup file somehow corrupted the drive? Below is an image of some my screen captures.

Drive F.jpg
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 and 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Device name Acer_Desktop and CyberPowerPC
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz 3.60 GHz
    Memory
    32.0 GB
    Browser
    Chrome
    Other Info
    Device name Acer_Desktop
    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz 3.60 GHz
    Installed RAM 32.0 GB
    Device ID A34B9F2D-3C1F-4637-A6FF-03E1E9D4BFC5
    Product ID 00326-10000-00000-AA602
    System type 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor
    Pen and touch No pen or touch input is available for this display
    Edition Windows 11 Home
    Version 23H2
    Installed on ‎11/‎28/‎2020
    OS build 19045.3086
    Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.19041.1000.0
Are you talking about the "My Documents - E" folder of 424GB 106.644 files? (folder date of today)
I guess the backup did not go into "Documents from Acer - Move to Cy.."
but directly into f:\
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
Are you talking about the "My Documents - E" folder of 424GB 106.644 files? (folder date of today)
I guess the backup did not go into "Documents from Acer - Move to Cy.."
but directly into f:\
How embarassing. You're abslutely right and I don't know why i didn't catch that - guess I was working too fast late into the night.

Thanks for your attention.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 and 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Device name Acer_Desktop and CyberPowerPC
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz 3.60 GHz
    Memory
    32.0 GB
    Browser
    Chrome
    Other Info
    Device name Acer_Desktop
    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz 3.60 GHz
    Installed RAM 32.0 GB
    Device ID A34B9F2D-3C1F-4637-A6FF-03E1E9D4BFC5
    Product ID 00326-10000-00000-AA602
    System type 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor
    Pen and touch No pen or touch input is available for this display
    Edition Windows 11 Home
    Version 23H2
    Installed on ‎11/‎28/‎2020
    OS build 19045.3086
    Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.19041.1000.0
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