Dell computer users reported being unable to access their hard drives.
> I have a Dell Dimension 8100 running Windows XP. Everything was fine until > yesterday, when my computer started giving me an error message: Hard > Disk Error: The disk in drive is not formatted. Please format it now.
Users reported experiencing this issue when using their Dell computers with Windows 10.
> I am running Windows 10 Pro. My external hard drive is not detected when > connected to my computer. The drive shows up in disk management and shows > drive letter G:.
Fix this issue by following these steps.
- The dell bios fixed error can occur because of corrupted files, as well as outdated drivers.
- Updating the drivers and resetting the BIOS will fix the problem, so follow our guide.
- You can also try running the Windows System File Checker tool to fix potential issues.
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Install Windows 10 updates
- Check Windows Update for any pending updates.
- Download and install available updates.
- Restart your PC after installing updates.
- Install all the latest BIOS and chipset drivers.
- Restart your PC.
- Check if the issue is resolved.
Install the latest BIOS update
- Go to “Device Manager” -> right-click on the “Bios” device -> select “Update driver”
- Select “Browse my computer for driver software” -> select “Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer” -> then select “Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer” -> select “Fujitsu-Siemens” -> select “Search automatically for updated driver software”
Connect the drive to an external enclosure
- Plug the device into a USB port.
- Plug the enclosure into a power source.
- Open Device Manager.
- Expand the Universal Serial Bus Controllers section.
- Right-click on the listed USB controller and select Properties.
- Select the Power Management tab.
- Click the “Enable” button.
Disconnect all connected devices
- Press the Windows key + R keys on your keyboard.
Type msconfig and press Enter to open System Configuration.
- Click the Boot tab.
- Then, look for Disabled devices under Boot Options.
- Click Enable for each device.
- Click Apply and OK to save the changes.
Run the Dell SupportAssist troubleshooter
- Click the Type here to search button in Windows 10’s taskbar.
- Enter troubleshoot in the search box.
- Select the Troubleshoot button to prompt a list of troubleshooters.
- Select the Dell SupportAssist option.
- Click the Run the troubleshooter button.
- Then press the Next button.
- Press the Next button repeatedly until the procedure ends.