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Windows 7: WD external disk problems, error detected

07 Jun 2013   #1
Ninchie

Windows 7, home edition 64bit
 
 
WD external disk problems, error detected

Hi.

Well, I have a problem with my WD external disk P/N WDBAAUA0010HBK-01 (1TB)

The drive is detected as H Drive, but it said "H drive not accessible. The Parameter is incorrect."
I checked on MyComputer>Manage and I formatted disk as I read on other forums as a solution.
After formatting I didn't recognize any aprovements. As recommended I did a CHECKDISK, which I used TESTDISK.exe file from downloaded Zip File and here is what is says... Please check the attachment.

If you might help with any suggestions, PLEASE do.

The drive is still uder the test...it goes very slow...

Thank you in advance




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07 Jun 2013   #2
Ninchie

Windows 7, home edition 64bit
 
 

I added Computer Management opened file to see what it shows.
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07 Jun 2013   #3
Ninchie

Windows 7, home edition 64bit
 
 

After checking...


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07 Jun 2013   #4
TVeblen

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Is there data on this hard drive? (or is it blank / empty / new)
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07 Jun 2013   #5
Ninchie

Windows 7, home edition 64bit
 
 

Nothing. No data. Disc is completely empty so I can do whatever is needed if it's possible. Or do u think that's it's just trash. I don't know. I even tryed what some other posted on thread, but I believe it didn't work in this case.
I tried this:

Seagate FreeAgent 1TB now RAW files ystem

When I wanted to restart the whole system, windows reported the system error. It's ikay now, cause it got repaired. So when I tried to lounch H drive again, it said that H drive has to be formatted before using it.
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07 Jun 2013   #6
TVeblen

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

So have you tried formatting drive H?

Here is what I would do: clean the disk using Windows Diskpart utility. This will zero out the file table section of the disk. Use the CLEAN option - it's faster, and it will not be necessary to CLEAN ALL if there was never any data written to the drive.

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

Then when you access the hard drive for the first time Windows will tell you you need to initialize the disk in order to use it - just like a brand new drive.

Say Yes to initialize the disk, then format it NTFS with default settings.
You will need to give it the H drive letter again if you don't like the default drive letter Windows assigns (probably E: in your case)
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07 Jun 2013   #7
Ninchie

Windows 7, home edition 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
So have you tried formatting drive H?

Here is what I would do: clean the disk using Windows Diskpart utility. This will zero out the file table section of the disk. Use the CLEAN option - it's faster, and it will not be necessary to CLEAN ALL if there was never any data written to the drive.

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

Then when you access the hard drive for the first time Windows will tell you you need to initialize the disk in order to use it - just like a brand new drive.

Say Yes to initialize the disk, then format it NTFS with default settings.
You will need to give it the H drive letter again if you don't like the default drive letter Windows assigns (probably E: in your case)
Thanx a lot for the tip. I'm gonna try it and I'll let you know if I succeed. Keep your fingers crossed
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