Need Help Windows Incorrectly recognizes my HDD as a SSD

Discussion in 'Hardware - Questions & Help' started by Syafiq, Dec 11, 2017.

  1. Syafiq

    Syafiq Level 7

    May 8, 2017
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    Student
    Indonesia
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    Date of initial issues:
    12/12/2017
    Steps taken to resolve, but unsuccessful?:
    -I used Macrium Reflect to restore my system to a previous state, but didn't work
    Operating System:
    Windows 8.1 x64
    List current issues or symptoms:
    When i was looking at the Windows disks defragmenter, windows recognized my HDD as a SSD. So, I can't do a defragment to my HDD
    OS Architecture:
    64-bit
    Look at the SS:
    Screenshot (4).png
    I was using Emsisoft AM before, because i'm restored my system to a previous state, right now i was using Bitdefender as my main AV.
     
  2. Digerati

    Digerati Level 3

    Mar 2, 2017
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    Retired USAF Electronics Tech, Network Manager
    Nebraska
    Windows 10
    Microsoft
    Open a command prompt or run PowerShell "as administrator" and enter:

    winsat formal​

    This will force Windows to rescan the disks for type and [hopefully] reset properly.
     
  3. Syafiq

    Syafiq Level 7

    May 8, 2017
    336
    2,145
    Student
    Indonesia
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    Thanks, but I type winsat diskformal command on a command prompt window and it worked :)
     
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  4. Digerati

    Digerati Level 3

    Mar 2, 2017
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    Retired USAF Electronics Tech, Network Manager
    Nebraska
    Windows 10
    Microsoft
    winsat diskformal runs just the disk assessment.

    winsat formal runs the full set of assesments. Your way works. Running the full set would not have hurt anything.

    Anyway, I am glad you got it sorted out and thanks for the followup.
     
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