Q: Event Log Error 441 - failer to migrate HDD during install This thread is locked from future replies

Just installed a new WD HDD, 1TB, blue. Setup recognizes the HDD, so does Device Manager.  When looking at the events log about the installation I get an event ID: 441:  Device IDE\Disc ... could not be migrated.  Drive does not show up in File Explorer.  Entire log is:

General Page:

Device IDE\DiskWDC_WD10EZEX-00BN5A0____________________01.01A01\5&365a7515&0&1.0.0 could not be migrated.

Class Guid: {4d36e967-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}
Location Path:
Migration Rank: 0xF000F8008000F130
Present: false
Status: 0xC0000719

Detail Page:

- System
- Provider
[ Name] Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-PnP
[ Guid] {9C205A39-1250-487D-ABD7-E831C6290539}
EventID 441
Version 0
Level 2
Task 0
Opcode 0
Keywords 0x4000000000000000
- TimeCreated
[ SystemTime] 2015-09-07T20:36:21.920387200Z
EventRecordID 471
- Execution
[ ProcessID] 4
[ ThreadID] 5820
Channel Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-PnP/Configuration
Computer Trish-PC
- Security
[ UserID] S-1-5-18
- EventData
DeviceInstanceId IDE\DiskWDC_WD10EZEX-00BN5A0____________________01.01A01\5&365a7515&0&1.0.0
ClassGuid {4D36E967-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
MigrationRank 0xf000f8008000f130
Present false
Status 0xc0000719

Any help in understanding as to what is happening would be appreciated.  Sorry for the odd table above, that's what I got when I copied and passed the information.



Hi, Ken.

Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

I understand the issue that you are facing currently, and we in Community will try to resolve your issue the best way we can.

As per your query there are two possible issue with your Western Drive:

1. The HDD drive has to be updated.

2. The hard drive has not been allocated in disk management.

I suggest that you follow the steps below and check if you can resolve the issue. 

Step 1:

1. Open Run Command (Windows button +R), a dialog box will open type "diskmgmt.msc".

2. Disk management window will open, check if there is a yellow exclamation mark  besides the HDD drive. If so I would suggest that you update the driver through the WD website.

If you do not locate the yellow exclamation mark follow the step below

Step 2: In the same disk management window, check if the HDD drive has been named/allocated. If not follow the steps below:

1. Right-click it on the HDD  and select “New Volume.” This will open a Setup Wizard.

2. Click on the on screen instruction and select and allocate a name for the drive.

3. Restart your system and check if the issue persist. 

Your reply is very important for us to ensure a proper resolution. Please get back to us with the above information in order to assist you accordingly.

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Hi there, 

 All new HDDs are shipped without partitions and file systems on them. So before Windows is able to use the HDD for storing data you have to initialize, partitions and format it. This is done through Windows Disk Management you can follow the instructions here -  .  If the HDD is not detected in disk management at all please download and run WD DLG Quick test - . Keep me posted.

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