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Windows 7: Another bad HDD? "device not ready"

23 Mar 2012   #11
lockrob2000

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 1Bowtie View Post
Sometime's pictures are worth a thousand words. First a pic of your disk mgmt would help us maybe find the problem, second your system spec's might be a clue, third the more info we have makes it easier for us to help with the problem.
I have added the system spec to my profile. I didn't get the Disk Manager pic, but it shows the drive as recognized, but not initialized. When I go to the BIOS boot menu, the drive shows as an option. I just can't initialize it. I winder if by using a third party tool I could format it and start over? At t his point though, I don't want to go to the trouble if it won't do any good after it's all over. (If it doesn't see it now, will it see it then?)


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24 Mar 2012   #12
1Bowtie

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If you have the OS on the drive make sure you have made it Active, that will probably cure your problem.
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26 Mar 2012   #13
lockrob2000

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There is no OS on the drive, it was to be the secondary drive.
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