Solved: There Are No Fixed Disks to Show

February 1, 2019

Read this article to know why you get the error “there are no fixed disks to show” and find the solution to this problem.

Scenario

Hello there, I have a question about my hard drive not recognized that the default boot device missing. When I try to use Windows Diskpart to list disk, I was told there are no fixed disk to show -

Diskpart> list disk

There are no fixed disks to show

Diskpart> sel disk 0

The disk you specified is not valid

There is no disk selected.

There Are No Fixed Disks to Show

Is there anybody have met the same problem or anyone who knows how to solve this kind of problem? Any help would be appreciated in advance!

What should you do when “There are no fixed disks to show” happened?

There are so many reasons would cause the problem that Diskpart there are no fixed disks to show Windows 10/8/7. It may be caused by the connection between hard drive and computer, or a hardware issue, or others. When the problem occurs, you can do reconnect the hard drive to the computer, and restart the computer to check whether the problem has been solved. If it still existing, you can do as the following steps to try to fix it.

1. Perform Windows Startup Repair

When the bad things happen, you can try to perform Windows Startup Repair and check if it helps.

1> Insert the Windows installation DVD in the DVD ROM and restart your computer.

2> After you boot the computer using Windows DVD, a black screen appears with gray text "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD". Press any key.

3> Select the correct time and Keyboard type.

4> Click on Repair your computer in the lower left corner.

5> Select Troubleshoot from Choose an option screen.

6> Click Advanced options in Troubleshoot screen.

7> Click Startup Repair from Advanced Options screen.

8> Next, choose the operating system by clicking on its button.

9> Windows will look for problems on hard drives and verify that all required files are intact.

After that, you can restart your PC and see whether the problem has been solved.

2. Repair Startup using Commands

If the automatic repair doesn’t help to repair the startup files, you may try to repair them using those commands through Command Prompt.

1> After you boot your computer using Windows 10 DVD or System Repair Disc, a black screen appears with gray text "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD". Press any key.

2> Select the correct time and Keyboard type.

3> Click Repair your computer in the lower left corner.

4> Select Troubleshoot from Choose an option screen.

5> Click Advanced Options in Troubleshoot screen.

6> Click on Command Prompt.

7> Type these following commands and hit enter after each line of command:

Bootrec /fixmbr

Bootrec /fixboot

Bootrec /scanos

Bootrec /rebuildbcd 

After that, you can restart your PC to see whether the problem there are no fixed disks to show is still exiting.

3. Rebuild MBR With hard disk manager

If you do not have a Windows installation disc, you can turn to the third-party software to solve the problem. The AOMEI Partition Assistant should be the best freeware for rebuilding MBR (master boot record). Before that, you need to prepare for it:

1> A normal Windows PC installed Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP, then free download AOMEI Partition Assistant from its official site.

2> A 32 GB USB drive.

3> Plug into the USB drive to the Windows PC installed AOMEI Partition Assistant, make sure it can be detected. And then, launch AOMEI Partition Assistant to create a bootable USB drive, so that you can use it to boot the PC which gave you “There are no fix disks to show” error message.

After those preparation, you can start to use AOMEI Partition Assistant for rebuilding MBR and get out of the hard drive cannot be seen trouble.

Step 1. Shut down your computer with the error message there are no fixed disks to show. Plug in the bootable USB drive you created before, and then, boot your computer from the bootable USB drive. You may need to change the boot order in BIOS.

Step 2. After that, you will boot into AOMEI Partition Assistant’s main interface. Here will display all drives on the computer. Select the system disk, right-click it, and then select Rebuild MBR in the drop-down menu.

Rebuild System Disk MBR

Step 3. It will pop-up a new window. Choose the type of MBR for the current operating system, click OK.

Choose MBR Type

Step 4. Finally, click Apply -> Proceed to submit the whole operation.

Apply

After that, disconnect the USB drive and restart your computer, and it should be worked.

4. Test hard drive

If the rebuild MBR still cannot solve there are no fixed disks to show problem, you need to consider whether there are errors on the physical hard drive. Then, you can use AOMEI Partition Assistant to test your hard drive.

Step 1. Connect the hard drive to a workable Windows PC or use the bootable USB drive to boot the unbootable Windows. In the main interface of AOMEI Partition Assistant, right-click the hard drive, and select Surface Test.

System Disk Test

Step 2. You can do a quick check for every sector on the hard drive. If the sector is damaged, it will be marked as a red box. Check the option of Quick Check, and click Start.

Start Test System Disk

If it is because of the physical damage on the hard disk, you’d better change a new hard drive.

Conclusion

When you get the error - there are no fixed disks to show SSD/HDD, don’t be panic and you can try those methods we mentioned to get out of the problem. Windows built-in tool cannot solve all your problems during using computer. Sometimes you need to make use of the third-party software. AOMEI Partition Assistant should be the most powerful partition manager that can not only help you rebuild MBR, test hard drive, but can also help you check for and fix partition errors. If you upgrade to AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional Edition, you can get more advanced features to help you solve more hard disk partition problems.

* AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional edition and Standard edition is designed for Windows PC users. If you are using Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2012, 2016, please try AOMEI Partition Assistant Server edition.