If you try to open a disk in File Explorer or open Disk Manager on a Windows 11/10 device to initialize the disk, but get an error message “Specified non-existent device”, this article will help you.
If you encounter this problem, you will get the following full error message;
The driver is unavailable.
A non-existent device is specified.
Affected PC users may also find that the problematic drive appears as unknown in Device Manager, but still works correctly when you click on the properties.