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Windows 7: WD Passport HD - Failed to recognize, Disk Not Initilized error


26 Sep 2013   #11

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Sorry guys,

Was busy with work, will try out as said here and will get back.


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26 Sep 2013   #12

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

I have re-installed drivers, but this time strangly I am hearing some beep sounds from HDD. What could went wrong?

Tried with steps above, but still no luck. Did i lost partition? Why always it is displaying 0kb.


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26 Sep 2013   #13

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Did you attach this disk to a hub or directly to a port on your computer? Maybe it is not receiving enough power through the USB port to work properly.
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26 Sep 2013   #14
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

You need to follow the instructions.
You did not do:
>create partition primary

Teerex also raises a valid point.
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26 Sep 2013   #15

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Teerex,

I tried plugging to all available USB ports on my laptop. Why am hearing a beep sound? Should I change USB cable?
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26 Sep 2013   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Why have you not followed mjf's instructions on diskpart in post #6?

Instead you are doing something on your own like MiniTool Power Data Recovery etc. That way its going to be difficult for any one to continue the help.

What exactly do you want to do? Do you want to recover data or do you want to format the external drive?

You also said that you reinstalled the drivers. But didn't say what drivers.

Did you try installing the SES drivers as mentioned in mjf's post #6? Or was it just the routine drivers that Windows installs?

When specific instructions are given, you must follow them and report the results. Now if you ignore them and follow your own strategy aimlessly there is absolutely no need to ask for help here.
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27 Sep 2013   #17

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StarCaptain View Post
Teerex,

I tried plugging to all available USB ports on my laptop. Why am hearing a beep sound? Should I change USB cable?
It would be wise to try.
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27 Sep 2013   #18
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

OP,
Are you reading our suggestions? I suggested the cable replace option back in post 4. You appear to go off on tangents and I am out of patience. I do hope you solve your problem.
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29 Sep 2013   #19

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
Why have you not followed mjf's instructions on diskpart in post #6?

Instead you are doing something on your own like MiniTool Power Data Recovery etc. That way its going to be difficult for any one to continue the help.

What exactly do you want to do? Do you want to recover data or do you want to format the external drive?

You also said that you reinstalled the drivers. But didn't say what drivers.

Did you try installing the SES drivers as mentioned in mjf's post #6? Or was it just the routine drivers that Windows installs?

When specific instructions are given, you must follow them and report the results. Now if you ignore them and follow your own strategy aimlessly there is absolutely no need to ask for help here.
I have followed mjf's food steps, but disk did not responded. I have reintalled SES drivers, but still no luck.
And my external drive contains all my years of photography related work, I don't want to loose them.

I am no hurry, trying out these on weekends as time is not manageable during weekdays.
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29 Sep 2013   #20

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
OP,
Are you reading our suggestions? I suggested the cable replace option back in post 4. You appear to go off on tangents and I am out of patience. I do hope you solve your problem.
Yes,
Thanks for taking time to reply me, I will have to try with new cable. Btw busy with my work schedule, I have only option to try out over the weekend.
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