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Windows 7: Hard drive wont initialise

24 Jul 2012   #1
vybzk

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 
Hard drive wont initialise

i have a 800 gig western digital 3.5" hardrive. i was busy copying files then it failed and wont startup again. it shows in disk management as not initialised but when i try to initialise it says incorrect function. other forums say the drive is dead but does any one know of any solutions for this? thanks


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24 Jul 2012   #2
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Check western digital website for their hard drive checker and run it to check the drive.
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24 Jul 2012   #3
vybzk

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

ive tried that. it dosent pick up the hardrive. the hardive spins up but wont initialise
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24 Jul 2012   #4
dtxx

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Sounds like bad news. Especially if it failed in the middle of a transfer. Try a USB/SATA adapter on yours and another machine if possible. If those fail... you may be looking at an unrecoverable (sans clean room and special equipment) drive error.
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26 Jul 2012   #5
vybzk

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

thanks for help. it was in an external case. tried different cases, different pcs, even tried freezing it. looks like theres nothing else to do
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26 Jul 2012   #6
IIllytch321

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dtxx View Post
(sans clean room and special equipment)
Good use of forgotten, underappreciated preposition, brah
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