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Windows 7: Broken external hard drive. hitachi 500gb

30 Aug 2013   #1
gameover11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Broken external hard drive. hitachi 500gb

please help... thanks in advance

its been 3days and its still scanning




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30 Aug 2013   #2
Golden

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?????

What are you trying to do?
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30 Aug 2013   #3
gameover11

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
?????

What are you trying to do?
i want to format the disk but when i connect it in my laptop i cant see it in my computer and when i open partition wizard it sees my hard drive but its says bad disk.
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30 Aug 2013   #4
Golden

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Try creating the partition in Partition Wizard.
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30 Aug 2013   #5
gameover11

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Try creating the partition in Partition Wizard.
how will i do that sir? thanks for replying. is it okay if i cancel it?
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30 Aug 2013   #6
gameover11

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and it always say this please help


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30 Aug 2013   #7
jumanji

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Looks like Golden is away. So taking over.

Yep, you can cancel. No harm.

If your Hitachi drive shows as Bad Disk in Partition Wizard, the prognosis is not good - from my observation in many cases.

Yet, no harm trying to format the drive.

In Partition Wizard, select the right drive/partition, and then Delete partition followed by Format partition. When you have set up partition details, click on Apply. Let us see what happens.

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31 Aug 2013   #8
gameover11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I dont have options like that.


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31 Aug 2013   #9
Golden

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Right-click on the disk..what options are shown?
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31 Aug 2013   #10
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

You might try download the Hitachi HD Fitness Test Utility Disk to run tests on the HD.


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