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Windows 7: HD shows no media, unable to format

03 Mar 2015   #1
Mat6370

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit
 
 
HD shows no media, unable to format

Not sure how I got here, however drive shows in Disk Management as shown in attached snip. No media.

Am able to only change drive letter, not format. The drive does not show in Explorer or WinDirStat.




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03 Mar 2015   #2
Windows Sniper

Windows 8.1
 
 

Do you have the options available to change the internal SATA connection to another port?
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03 Mar 2015   #3
Mat6370

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit
 
 

Hi
The drive is external USB3, have just changed USB port but no difference.
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03 Mar 2015   #4
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Windows is seeing that something is plugged in. It could be a problem with the adaptor or the drive. Does the drive have an external power supply? Is it turned on? Did you loose power while drive was in use? Does it work on another PC?
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03 Mar 2015   #5
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Hi Mat6370,

1. Furnish full details of the drive in question. Manufacturer/Model - P/N/capacity. Please read the label on the drive and furnish full and correct details

2. Please remove all other USB drives (HDDs as well as Flash drives)/USB connected printers/ any external card readers, USB hubs etc., plug in only your problem drive and post a full screenshot of Windows Disk Management showing the Disk list and disk map hiding the Action Pane and Console tree.

Read this How to before you post the screenshot : Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

With insufficient information provided you are not likely to get any meaningful help.
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03 Mar 2015   #6
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Hmmm...... Having posted your problem and getting many heads work on it, you are also obliged to let us know how it got resolved. Only that will help us help others who come reporting the same problem.

On a lighter note, I have seen another OP reporting the same problem and then suddenly he realised that his Brother Printer had a card reader and he had mistaken that to be his HDD in the Windows Disk Management. And so I have since then included USB connected printers in the list of USB devices to be disconnected before putting up the screenshot.
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04 Mar 2015   #7
Mat6370

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit
 
 

Hello

Drive -Seagate expansion desktop model SRDOOF2. PN 1D7AD6-500 2 TB

Blow me, went to disk management and the drive was found. I think that it must have been activated when I replugged it in having removed it to read the above.

It looks as though problem solved. Many thanks to you all, a great service.
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04 Mar 2015   #8
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
On a lighter note, I have seen another OP reporting the same problem and then suddenly he realised that his Brother Printer had a card reader and he had mistaken that to be his HDD in the Windows Disk Management. And so I have since then included USB connected printers in the list of USB devices to be disconnected before putting up the screenshot.
LOL... I've had that situation before myself.
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