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Windows 7: Disk Initialization crashes Windows 7 to BSOD

20 Nov 2011   #1
toolman59

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1
 
 
Disk Initialization crashes Windows 7 to BSOD

My system has three internal HDDs, I tried to install Linux Ubuntu 11.10 on the 500GB disk 1 and messed up.
When I open Disc Management it tells me that disk 1 is now 7GB and needs initialization, if I press OK the system crashes.
I tried the following from this post: New 1tb hd will not initialize, Disk Management Crashes

  1. Diskpart and hit enter
  2. List Disk and hit enter
  3. Select Disk n where n is the number shown for your problem drive and hit enter
  4. Create Partition Primary and hit enter
  5. Format fs=ntfs quick and hit enter
  6. Assign and hit enter
  7. Exit and hit enter

At step 4 the system crashes to BSOD.

The details of Disk 1 are shown below in the screenshot.

I would be grateful for any suggestions to return Disk 1 to a normal NTFS 500GB disk, if that is still possible.

Windows 7 Ultimate, AMD FX 4_core, 8GB RAM, HDD Hitachi 500GB PATA on PCI Promise SCSI expansion board.




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20 Nov 2011   #2
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Hello toolman59. Welcome to the forum.

Could you post a screen shot of your Disk Management? I think we are going to need to see that to start.
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20 Nov 2011   #3
toolman59

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1
 
 
Disk Initialization crashes Windows 7 to BSOD

Hello TVeblen

Thank you for the reply, herewith Disk management screen shots


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20 Nov 2011   #4
TVeblen

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Mmm. Other then your stated problem I don't see anything unusual there.

My first suggestion is to download a copy of PartitionWizard (the bootable CD) and use that to clean, initialize, and format the drive. The program runs on Linux so it does not need your OS. So you could disconnect every drive except the problem one to avoid any issue regarding drive name/number differences.

Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to boot computer directly to manage partition.

Hope that works for you.
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20 Nov 2011   #5
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote:
PCI Promise SCSI expansion board.
Have you installed the drivers for the card?
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20 Nov 2011   #6
toolman59

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1
 
 

I have tried the Partition Wizard, still no luck.

Disk 2 also connected to the PCI SCSI card and that is working OK so not a missing driver problem.

Looking at Disk 1 and 2 in Diskpart is that Disk 1 does not have the correct name and does not have an ID

Edited content of the Cmd window

Disk 1 is now the selected disk.

DISKPART> detail disk

Hipa`hh HDP705050GHA SCSI Disk Device
Disk ID: 00000000

There are no volumes.

DISKPART> select disk 2

Disk 2 is now the selected disk.

DISKPART> detail disk

Hitachi HDT725032VLA SCSI Disk Device
Disk ID: AA2CAA2C


Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
Volume 5 L Page File NTFS Partition 29 GB Healthy Pagefile
Volume 6 N D2_N Work NTFS Partition 155 GB Healthy

DISKPART>
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20 Nov 2011   #7
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

It's beginning to sound like your drive died.

Try checking in the BIOS settings to see if the drive is recognized there.

And if possible, try the drive in another PC. See if it can be recognized on anther system.

EDIT: the drive may not show up as a hard drive in BIOS because it is on the PCI adapter. I've never used one so I don't know what you'll find. Best to try the drive on another computer.
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20 Nov 2011   #8
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I agree with TVeblen, it looks like your disk is dead. In disk management is shows 7.01GB.
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20 Nov 2011   #9
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

toolman59: try the steps in your first post again - but between steps 3 and 4, add the following DiskPart commands:
  • (step 3) select the disk
  • type clean
  • type rescan
  • (step 4) create a primary partition
Does this work? If not, then maybe it's time to look into the drive's firmware settings, especially its reported LBA size and DCO (drive configuration overlay) settings.
For that, you'll probably need a DOS-only tool provided by the drive's manufacturer.
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21 Nov 2011   #10
toolman59

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1
 
 

Thanks everyone found the problem, loose connection on HDD to cable. It would have been better to have no connection at all.

Full drive capacity available as unallocated.
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