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Windows 7: Have I "bricked" my extrenal

27 May 2012   #11
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

Using Partition Wizard, what messages do you get if you try to Format the drive?

Right-click on it, then select FORMAT from the context menu.

Regards,
Golden




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27 May 2012   #12
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro
 
 

Hiyya Golden
Only thing that comes up is "modify" and all refs to that like everything else is greyed out and I can't even snip it to let you see.
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27 May 2012   #13
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

If you select MODIFY, you should see an option called SET TO PRIMARY or SET TO LOGICAL. Do you see those?

Regards,
Golden
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27 May 2012   #14
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Hi,

If you select MODIFY, you should see an option called SET TO PRIMARY or SET TO LOGICAL. Do you see those?

Regards,
Golden
No mate all greyed out Modify is the only word in black in the whole view when I click onto that drive.


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27 May 2012   #15
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Ouch. And it still shows as Bad Disk in Partition Wizard right?

You've already tried DISKPART, you've effectively tried a Linux distribution (Parted Magic), I'm not sure what else to try...let me mull this over a bit.

Regards,
Golden
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27 May 2012   #16
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

And if this external drive is connected to another computer?

and if the connection cable is replaced?
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27 May 2012   #17
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

OK. One more thing, Its a Seagate, so lets see what the SeaTools diagnostic tells us about this disk.

Download, install and run the Windows version of Seatools. See if it recognises the drive. There are a bunch of tests you can run. Try the short generic test first.

SeaTools | Seagate

It looks like this.

Regards,
Golden


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27 May 2012   #18
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
OK. One more thing, Its a Seagate, so lets see what the SeaTools diagnostic tells us about this disk.

Download, install and run the Windows version of Seatools. See if it recognises the drive. There are a bunch of tests you can run. Try the short generic test first.

SeaTools | Seagate

It looks like this.

Regards,
Golden
Ok that sounds worth a burl.
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27 May 2012   #19
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro
 
 

NO mate comes up with a fail on in depth scan / test the short test passed and now my snip is playing up something rotten.

Thanks to everyone for helping out but I don't think the drive is worth this sort of hassle - just put it down to bad luck


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27 May 2012   #20
Trinty

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 - Service Pack 1
 
 

Oh, you have big problem now

I see you are using MiniTool Partition Wizard. That is one good tool, I know for this.
In this application you can make Bootable version of this I think , or you can download it directly from MiniTool website. You can try to fix that problem with this bootable tool.

If that dont help , there is small option Wipe Disk (there is Wipe Partition too, but try with Wipe Disk first). Maybe that can revive your hard disk but use it at your own risk. I didnt tested it , I never needn't to do anything like this.

If you do it , and after all this you have problem with your Hard Drive........ I'm sorry.

Trinty
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