unable to assign drive letter windows

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dimitricroubels
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unable to assign drive letter windows

#1 Post by dimitricroubels » 30 Mar 2015, 12:47

Hello,
I have the following problem:
my external usb drive (Western digital, 2TB, ntfs partition)
dissapeared in my drive list in windows.
I can still see it in windows diskmanagement, and see that there is a partition on it, although no drive letter is assigned to it. When I try to assign a drive letter, I get the error: unable to .. because the console of diskmanager is not updated.

In testdisk I also see the partition, and can browse the files on the disk.

What should I do to repair it so I can mount it/assign a drive letter to it?
Thanks in advance

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dimitricroubels
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Re: unable to assign drive letter windows

#2 Post by dimitricroubels » 31 Mar 2015, 07:12

Looks like I found it.
apparently uninstalling the drive from the device manager, and then reinserting it solves the problem.

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