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Windows 7: Have I "bricked" my extrenal

27 May 2012   #1

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 
Have I "bricked" my extrenal

I tried Parted Magic to secure erase a Seagate external to give to someone else but nothing happened in the Parted magic set up and now even though I have the dum dum when I plug the drive in it does not show up in Computer or diskpart.

Have I killed this one?

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27 May 2012   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I suspect you only have unallocated space left. Go into Disk Management and define a partition. Then you'll see it in Computer.
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27 May 2012   #3

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I suspect you only have unallocated space left. Go into Disk Management and define a partition. Then you'll see it in Computer.
Ok Wolfgang I have found what you said it would be and tried to create a partition as per your tutorial using diskpart however the reply comes back as the drive is write protected.
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27 May 2012   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Hmm, I wonder how that came about. Try the 'Initialize to MBR Disk' function of Partition Wizard. Maybe you can restart with a clean slate.
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27 May 2012   #5

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
I tried Parted Magic to secure erase a Seagate external to give to someone else but nothing happened in the Parted magic set up and now even though I have the dum dum when I plug the drive in it does not show up in Computer or diskpart.

Have I killed this one?
Post display of maximized DiskManagment output per this procedure:

HOW TO POST A SNAPSHOT OF DISK MANAGEMENT DISPLAY
Run disk management:
WIN |
type DISKMGMT.MSC | ENTER
WIN=
key with Microsoft logo on top.


Maximize the output of Disk Management:
ALT-Spacebar
key combo | X key (selects Maximize) |
Drag the field separators (such as between Status and Capacity) to show entire field.


Make a snapshot:
WIN |
type SNIPPING | ENTER | New
Drag the cursor around the area you want to snip.
File | Save as | select save location and name | Save


Post the snapshot:
Post a File or Screenshot in Seven Forums

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27 May 2012   #6

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Sorry late reply - had to go out for a bit.

Tried the Partition Wizard and what Karl wanted and this is what I get.


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27 May 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 - Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Sorry late reply - had to go out for a bit.

Tried the Partition Wizard and what Karl wanted and this is what I get.
Hello ICit2lol.

Follow this steps to :
1. Attach that device.
2. Go to Computer Management then to Disk Management.
3. Right click on Disk 5.
4. Click Initialize or anything other like that with Initialize.
5. Right click on Unallocated space.
6. Create new simple volume.
7. That will open new wizard and complete it.
8. That is it

I think that will work.
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27 May 2012   #8

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

ICit2lol,

HOW TO POST A SNAPSHOT OF DISK MANAGEMENT DISPLAY
Run disk management:
WIN |
type DISKMGMT.MSC | ENTER
WIN=
key with Microsoft logo on top.


Maximize the output of Disk Management:
ALT-Spacebar
key combo | X key (selects Maximize) |
Drag the field separators (such as between Status and Capacity) to show entire field.


Make a snapshot:
WIN |
type SNIPPING | ENTER | New
Drag the cursor around the area you want to snip.
File | Save as | select save location and name | Save


Post the snapshot:
Post a File or Screenshot in Seven Forums
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 May 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 - Service Pack 1
 
 

Add :

Oh I didnt saw you have problem with write protection.

I tried to find how to disable it and searched on Google.

I found this : How to Disable Write Protection on a Hard Drive | eHow.com

Maybe that can help you too.
Trinty.
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27 May 2012   #10

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Trinty View Post
Add :

Oh I didnt saw you have problem with write protection.

I tried to find how to disable it and searched on Google.

I found this : How to Disable Write Protection on a Hard Drive | eHow.com

Maybe that can help you too.
Trinty.
Hum tried T but the drive doesn't even have a letter.

I tried lock disk 5: off but it's telling me that is no recognised instruction as "lock"

Look I think the drive is dead and I might as well bin it.
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