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Windows 7: Not Reading HDs after power surge/loss

06 Apr 2012   #11
WartHog

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I don't think I had anything on there that hurt me to lose. I think it is the disk I was using to run Acronis backup. Go figure huh?


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06 Apr 2012   #12
Golden

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Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

OK. So apart from that, your system is good right?

If that is the case, just initialise the disk as normal and lets see what can be read from it.

Regards,
Golden
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06 Apr 2012   #13
WartHog

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Won't initialize. It says I/O error.
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06 Apr 2012   #14
Golden

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Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Mmm.

Can you select the disk using diskpart? From an elevated cmd window try the following:

diskpart <enter>
list disk <enter>

lets assume it shows as disk number 1

select disk 1 <enter>
attribute disk <enter>

Does it list any disk attributes?

Regards,
Golden
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06 Apr 2012   #15
WartHog

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Sorry, but not sure how to get to an elevated cmd window.
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06 Apr 2012   #16
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

Click the Start Orb, then in the search box, type cmd.

Right-click on cmd in the list, then choose Run as administrator.

Regards,
Golden
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06 Apr 2012   #17
WartHog

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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08 Apr 2012   #18
WartHog

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Ok, I took out the bad HD, removed the SATA cable and blew my rig out. This thing is running good once again! I'm going to mark this solved. Thanks again for all the help!
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08 Apr 2012   #19
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If that disk is still under warranty, it may be worthwhile downloading the manufacturer's diagnostics app and running it on the drive to see what error code is returned. Could be worth a new drive!
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08 Apr 2012   #20
WartHog

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sibbil View Post
If that disk is still under warranty, it may be worthwhile downloading the manufacturer's diagnostics app and running it on the drive to see what error code is returned. Could be worth a new drive!
Thanks for the thoughts. However, that disk is @ least 3-4 years old.
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