Solved: New Hard Drive Not Showing Up In Disk Management Windows 10

Several users report that a new hard drive not showing up in disk management Windows 10. This means your computer requires a hard drive to store the local files, software installations (including Windows), local information, and many more. These important things allow you to run the computer. Many users are complaining that new hardware is not appearing in their BIOS settings therefore, it doesn’t show in the Disk Management. The problem is not specific to a defined Windows version as it’s reported to arrive in Windows/7/8.1/10.

This blog will provide you the methods to fix this error but firstly, know the reasons why this error occurs in the system.

What are the Causes behind when a New Hard Drive not Detected?

We have investigated this error by looking at the many user’s reports and the steps to resolve the error are followed:-

  • There is a fault in SATA cable
  • Sometimes, Windows are unable to search for ATA devices
  • The hard disk drive is Included in a Storage Space
  • There is a chance that the SATA (RAID) Driver doesn’t Install or corrupt
  • This error can occur when there is physical damage to the disk
  • The Windows doesn’t recognize a new hard disk and if recognizes, as a foreign disk

Now, you have cleared with the causes. Now, we are going to discuss some methods to resolve the issue with easy steps in the next section.

Fix New Hard Drive Not Showing Up In Disk Management Windows 10 Issue Manually

Method#1: Delete all the ATA channel drivers with device management

A few users facing this particular error but managed to fix it entirely after the use of Device Manager. They manage by deleting all the ATA channels from IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers menu. This forces the Windows to find all the connected ATA devices again. Then re-configure them from scratch at the next system startup

Here are the steps to do this:-

  • Press Windows key+R for opening a Run Dialog box. After this write “devmgmt.msc and tap on the enter to open the Device Manager
  • Then, inside the Device Manager, expand all the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers drop-down menu
  • After that, do right click on the first ATA channel and wisely select Uninstall device
  • Now, once this first ATA channel has been uninstalling, you have to repeat the process above with the each and every ATA channel
  • After the uninstalling every ATA channel, reboot the system, to let the Windows search all the ATA devices. Thus, again install the drivers at the next startup
  • At the end, when the system restarts, open the Device Management and find if the HDD is now visible

Method#2: Importing the Foreign Disk from the Disk Management

The disk may not appear as a viewable partition inside Computer or Disk Management. This is because it is seen as a foreign disk in the system. But some users are facing the same issue and are able to easily resolve this by importing the foreign disk. Follow the steps to do so:-

  • Press Windows key+R for opening a Run Dialog box. After this write “diskmgmt.msc and tap the enter to open the Device Manager
  • Then, inside the Disk Management option, check if you have any other disk under the OS disk. If have one and its an exclamation-type icon, then right-click on it and hit on import Foreign Disks
  • Now, after a short-while, new HDD drive became visible to you as a volume in both the File Explorer and Disk Management

Above we performed the manual methods to resolve the issue of new HDD is not showing. But as you know the steps of manual methods are quite complex and take time to process. So it’s better to use professional software for an easy procedure.

It’s a better option to use secure and reliable professional software. We provide you Sysinfo Removal Media Data Recovery Tool to solve the issue of a new hard drive not detected or USB Drive Not Recognized in the system. It can restore data from corrupt or damaged hard drives. It also supports the hard disk data recovery after an accidental formation. The tool comes with the advanced modes for scanning the corrupt physical drives. Its GUI is user friendly.


In this blog, we have provided you the best way to solve the issue of ‘new hard drive not showing up in disk management Windows 10’. We derived the manual method and the professional method to resolve the error. It’s a better choice to select the professional tool as the manual method has some restrictions and also a lengthy process.

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