Solved Random Logical Drive Causing Start-Up Error

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BlessedWarrior

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OS: Windows 10
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Out of nowhere my computer now has an error every time it starts up. It mentions a hard disk failure, telling me it is Disk 6 that is defective (My actual hard drive is fine and boots up normally -but slowly- after dismissing the error). After locating Disk 6 it turns out that it is labeled as SanDisk SDSA5DK-016G-1006 . Disk 6 is a "logical" drive and there is no way (that I have tried) to remove it. When using Disk Management I can see the disk but I cannot delete it or edit it in any way . I have tried disabling and uninstalling it in the device manager, but it still causes an error regardless. I have tried using the "clean" command in DiskPart but it did nothing. I have tried the built-in Windows start-up repair and still nothing.

Here are some images to hopefully help you get an idea of how to fix this issue.

Initialize Error.PNG

This error is every time I try to initialize Disk 6.









Logical Disk.PNG
3rd party disk management tool shows me that the disk is "bad" and is a logical drive. Tool gives me no options to perform on the disk. Shows the disk is 14GB-15GB in size with nothing in it.








Device Manager.PNG

This is the culprit causing the start-up error. Disabling and uninstalling does not stop it from causing the error.
 

dmccoy

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What is that disk? It look like it is a removable drive since it is only approx 15GB.
 

BlessedWarrior

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Thank you for responding. After checking the specs of my system, it does indeed come with a built in Sandisk 16GB, the same model as the one you posted. However, I am not sure exactly what it is. Is it an attachment of some sort?
Link to all of my PC specs: https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04072036
I assume that I have to manually remove this from my computer?
16gb drive.PNG
 

dmccoy

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I would recommend removing it since it is showing bad. It is not needed and is only used as an extra cache drive to make it faster.
 

BlessedWarrior

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I will remove it when I get a chance and I will mark as solved for now. Thank you very much for your help!
 

dmccoy

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You're welcome. Good luck. Let us know if you need anything else.
 
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