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Windows 7: How to Fix external HDD bad disk, unallocated, not initialize

06 Feb 2014   #1
kharylmae

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 
How to Fix external HDD bad disk, unallocated, not initialize

Hi. I have a WD 500gb external HDD. I can't access it anymore and I really don't know how to fix it. It won't show in My Computer but I can still see it Disk Management. The files are not important since I have a copy of it, I just really need to fix my external. Any help would be much appreciated. I have Minitool Partition Wizard Home Edition and Easeus Partition Master Free Edition. Actually, the other day, the only problem was that I can't access it but I can still see it in My Computer as F:. It said it needs to be formatted so that's what I did but it won't finish. error something. So, I tried "googling" how to fix it and saw other saying to use Easeus and delete partition. So that's what I did. I did something I don't really remember. But it was like I deleted partition and created another partition. And then I realized that it is no longer visible in My Computer and in disk management, I can't see it in Volume. Oh dear, I just made the condition of my external worse. Please help me. I just want to fix my external.Here are some pics which will elaborate it's status now.

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07 Feb 2014   #2
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Welcome to SevenForums.

The only thing you can do is to check your Western Digital HDD with Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for Windows.

Download from WD Support / Downloads / SATA & SAS / WD RE2

Read the instructions on that page and run it.

If the tests fail, you can't do anything about it. The HDD is dead and you have to get a new one.
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07 Feb 2014   #3
kharylmae

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Thank you Jumanji. Currently running the extended test. I have a feeling this hdd is a goner.
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15 Aug 2016   #4
Hurtysumit

window 7 ultimate 32 bits
 
 

Hello sir, my wd elements 1 tb show unknown, disk unknown and not initialized , i tried minitool home edition , pro, tecnitian but when i connect my hdd all data recoveryy softwaress get closed. what should I do ?
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