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Windows 7: disk 1 is unknown, not initialized, unallocated

10 May 2013   #91
jenny123

window 7
 
 

It looks the same, do I run the scan again

Not sure if this matter, my comp is a vista not window 7


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10 May 2013   #92
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

No, not necessary.

If you yourself want to try you can download and install the trial version of EasyRecovery Professional here Free Downloads - Free Software Downloads Trial Software
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11 May 2013   #93
jenny123

window 7
 
 

hi jumanji,

i dont think i should continue right?


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11 May 2013   #94
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

1.You said in Partition Wizard the external hard disk looked exactly as before.

For my own satisfaction and information, I would like to see the screenshot.
(Your previous screenshots were nice but now it is different and difficult to read though not impossible.)

2. You have selected the Disk. And it clearly says select the disk only if volumes are not available. So if volumes are available, select volumes and check.

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3. As one who had never used that software, I dare not give an opinion on the error message and give you a positive or negative answer. This is a commercial software. They also do Data Recovery Service as I gather from their website. So when you use the demo version, they may blow up even non-fatal minor inconsistencies and redirect you to their business. ( This is purely my perception ) Since your friend has the licenced version you may try it on his/her PC. If you still get that message, I would like you to throw it open for other senior and capable experts here for their opinion, especially those resident in your country and in the know. ( I was trying to read some reviews on it, but couldn't find any time.)

In that direction, I would advise you to raise this issue, perhaps in the General Discussion sub-forum/Software sub-forum ( let the moderators decide where it should go after you post ) where it will get their attention. You may refer your last post in this thread or this thread itself there.

EDIT: If you are not averse to spending on a data recovery service, you may seek your opinion stating that fact since it will have a major bearing on any advice offered.


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09 Jun 2013   #95
IraajV

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Hi all,

I think I'm suffering the same fate as Jenny. I recently bought a Samsung 1TB M3 external HDD and now whenever I connect it, it makes a quiet clicking noise for a few seconds. The computer recognises it's being plugged in, however it doesn't appear in My Computer. When I go to Computer Management, under Device Manager it only shows as Disk Drive and in Disk Management it comes up as "Disk 1, Unknown, Not Initialized".

I've uninstalled the device, then plugged it back in. The "USB Mass Storage" driver installs but then the "Samsung Portable USB Storage" always fails.

Anyone have anything that could possibly help please? I have a lot of data on there, but it's only the pictures that I really am after!


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10 Jun 2013   #96
jenny123

window 7
 
 

I still haven't fix it yet, im still debating whether to send it in to professional. Iraajv does your show the correct mb? My drive is a 500 mb storage, but it shows as 2tb.
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11 Jun 2013   #97
aravindhp1987

WIN 7 64BIT
 
 
same problem with my sata hdd

guys from yesterday same problem with my HDD I tryed all the recovery method told above no use
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15 Jan 2014   #98
grazcy

windows 7
 
 

is this problem solved yet? I have the same problem with my WD 1T hardisk, my gosh it took me 3 days to quick scan no result at all~ Pls tell me is it work dont want to waste another 4 days to do full scan~~
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16 Jan 2014   #99
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Hi grazcy,

Welcome to SevenForums.

Please start a new thread and explain your problem ab-initio including what all you have tried to resolve the issue and the results.

Nobody - that includes me the principal actor here in this thread - is going to look into the old thread and check how similar is your problem to that of this thread starter and give you any helping hand. Even I do not remember what all has happened in this thread. I only have a vague memory of it. Yes, it was a long thread.

When you start a new thread and explain your problem in detail, you are likely to get more attention and help from the experts here.
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17 Jan 2014   #100
grazcy

windows 7
 
 

I wanna know is jenny problem solved?
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