I have an external 2Tb hard disk that's gone bad. It is under warranty so I can return it back. I was trying to wipe it clean and erroneously ran "diskpart clean" instead of "diskpart clean all". Now that all partitions are all gone, my laptop won't recognize it anymore.
- It shows up as "unknown", "not initiated" & "unallocated" on disk management.
- Trying to initialize the disk gives the error "the device cannot find the sector requested".
- There's no drive letter.
- Diskpart doesn't list its volume but lists the disk.
- It is listed under disk drives on device manager and device status says "This device is working properly".
Is there anyway to run "diskpart clean all" now? I guess a disk's volume needs to be selected before diskpart clean all" is executed.
I just would like to wipe the data before returning it. Since there is no drive letter I can't format it either.