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

11 Jan 2016   #131
rafaeldoni

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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no luck, 10+ minutes and it's still stuck at 0%


i forgot to ask what do you mean by "Plug in only your Seagate external"?thanks




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11 Jan 2016   #132
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Check your drive with SeaTools for Windows SeaTools | Seagate
( Also read the Seatool for Windows guide without fail http://www.seagate.com/files/www-con...dows-en-us.pdf )

Run the Short Generic test and then the Long Generic Test with Repair All option selected. Long Generic Test will take a long time. Leave it alone and wait patiently for it to finish. If it finds bad sectors which could not be repaired then the Test will terminate and will not proceed further.

Report what happens.. You may also post the screenshots.

Note 1: Be aware that if it finds bad sectors , you have already lost the data on it even if it is repaired. If it gives up saying can't be repaired, then you may have to try data recovery with ddrescue and try to get whatever data is recoverable..

Note 2: During all testing procedures you must remove all other external storage devices from the USB ports and have only the faulty drive connected so that you do not even by mistake select a wrong drive. That is what is meant by plug in / connect only your faulty drive.
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20 Jan 2016   #133
rachmane

windows 7 home 64 bit
 
 

disk 1 is unknown, not initialized, unallocated-6274351f8da951c742d6371759a515e5.pngHello jumanji (or whomever this may concern!)

First of all thanks for all your help, indirect though it is. My situation is very similar, I daresay identical (showing as "Bad Disk" in MiniTool, quick scan still at 0% after 20 minutes). I have downloaded SeaTools and run a Short Generic which Passed - however I cannot see the Repair All option? Here's a screenshot, do I have the correct version?


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20 Jan 2016   #134
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

From what I see, I guess your drive electronics inside- the sata to USB bridge - has failed. If the drive is under warranty you may contact Seagate Tech support and get a replacement.

As for running SeaTools for windows, when you select the drive and hover your mouse on Basic Tests, are you not getting a menu showing all the tests you can run? You have to select the drive each time after a test and select the new test. Fix all is the repair option.Advanced Test is writing zeros to all sectors. (It is a pity that Seagate has not updated the User Guide.)

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The Short Generic Test and Long Generic Test will take a finite time but if it finishes it off in a blink of the eye and gives a PASS it only means the drive has not been read. It reads 0 sectors and gives a PASS.

There is a chance that your HDD inside by itself may be OK. If you are intent on recovering the data,you may pry open the case take the HDD out, connect the HDD as an internal drive on a desktop and check whether it can be accessed. If you are lucky and the drive itself is OK you can getback the data. If the drive also had gone bad, you hit a wall plus your warranty is void. So you will be doing it at your own risk. Don't blame jumanji.

( In some cases, the sata to USB bridge may be integrated with the HDD and you may not be able to separate the HDD from the bridge. Again you will hit a dead wall.)


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21 Jan 2016   #135
rachmane

windows 7 home 64 bit
 
 

Unfortunately I only get 4 options from the drop down when I hover over the drive I want to recover - Advanced Test and Fix all are missing. I can screenshot if you like but that's basically it . Interestingly when I hover over the hard drive of the laptop I'm using, there is a fifth option, "S.M.A.R.T Drive".

I probably should have said, the hard drive I am trying to recover is a 2.5" and it's connected to another laptop. I have actually tried two different SATA to USB adapters. When I use the other one, the drive does not even show up in SeaTools.

Also, pardon my ignorance, but what exactly do you mean by prying open the case?

Many thanks in advance!
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21 Jan 2016   #136
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Yep, what you have is not a Freeagent Go ( which comes factory-enclosed in sealed plastic box, hence you need to pry it open) but your own concoction with a 2.5" laptop HDD connected with a SATA to USB adapter. You have tried with two adapters and couldn't access the drive. Further the Fix all ( repair bad sectors) and Advanced Tests ( write zeros to all sectors) are not available. That confirms that your HDD had undergone a physical damage ( need not necessarily be a drop, could be a mechanical failure on its own) and a do-it yourself data recovery is not possible in such a case. You have to turn it to a Professional Data Recovery Service in case you need the data.
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05 May 2016   #137
nabilishes

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hi Jumanji,

I need help as i have similar problem. I have posted a new thread in the tenforum. Link as below

disk not initialized in Disk Management. Device Not Ready. - Windows 10 Forums
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05 May 2016   #138
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

I am still trying to understand your system.

Please furnish the following Information.

1. You have a Windows 10 System. Is it a custom-built one? Built by you?

2.In the Windows Disk Management I see three drives.Disk 0, Disk 1 and Disk 2. All three Internal?

3. You are now trying to plug-in /connect two drives. But both of these cannot be accessed. Right?

Now the crucial question. 4. Where were these drives before? Please give the history of both drives. Both drives data drives? What happened to the system from which they came?

I may not be able to deal with the drives connected to Windows 10 - for I don't know how it will treat alien drives. As I see it both drives are bad ( In Windows 10).

I do understand that you have a SATA to USB adapter. Can you just take one drive - mark it as No 1 --, connect it to a Windows 7 system and post the screenshots of Windows Disk Management and PW screenshot? Always post full screenshots with all information seen and not truncated/cut screenshots.

Mark the other drive as Drive 2, unplug drive No.1 , plug in drive No2 and again repeat the screenshots. We shall not mix drive 1 and drive 2 together. It will lead to confusion. We shall deal with only one at a time.

I would rather prefer to work within a known environment.
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05 May 2016   #139
nabilishes

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
I am still trying to understand your system.

Please furnish the following Information.

1. You have a Windows 10 System. Is it a custom-built one? Built by you?

2.In the Windows Disk Management I see three drives.Disk 0, Disk 1 and Disk 2. All three Internal?

3. You are now trying to plug-in /connect two drives. But both of these cannot be accessed. Right?

Now the crucial question. 4. Where were these drives before? Please give the history of both drives. Both drives data drives? What happened to the system from which they came?

I may not be able to deal with the drives connected to Windows 10 - for I don't know how it will treat alien drives. As I see it both drives are bad ( In Windows 10).

I do understand that you have a SATA to USB adapter. Can you just take one drive - mark it as No 1 --, connect it to a Windows 7 system and post the screenshots of Windows Disk Management and PW screenshot? Always post full screenshots with all information seen and not truncated/cut screenshots.

Mark the other drive as Drive 2, unplug drive No.1 , plug in drive No2 and again repeat the screenshots. We shall not mix drive 1 and drive 2 together. It will lead to confusion. We shall deal with only one at a time.

I would rather prefer to work within a known environment.
I will start a new post and reply at that thread instead. here is the link.
disk not initialized in Disk Management. Device Not Ready.
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13 May 2016   #140
Faiz95

Window 8.1
 
 
Partition recovery wizard

Hey jumanji

I am trying ur techniques to recover my partition
Using mini tool partition wizard

But its taking so much tym

And I have a WD harddisk of 160 GB
But its showing 1.33 TB
(BAD DISK )1361.3GB


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