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Windows 7: Hard disk showed uninitialized and incorrect size

18 Apr 2014   #1
saitokoji

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Hard disk showed uninitialized and incorrect size

Hello all

My 2TB WD hard disk is showing uninitialized and the disk size turned to 128PB after I forced restarting it.

I have tried DiskGenius or Partition Table Doctor but they cannot locate the partition.


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18 Apr 2014   #2
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Hi saitokoji,

Welcome onboard.

Please post a screenshot of Windows Disk Management with your 1TB WD external drive only plugged in.( Yes, in order not to confuse remove all other USB storage devices)

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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18 Apr 2014   #3
saitokoji

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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19 Apr 2014   #4
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Previous history:

1. Was it working OK yesterday, the day before?

2. Was it formatted as an MBR disk or GPT disk?

2. What forced you to restart it?

Current:

What happens when you right click on Disk1 (exactly on the word Disk 1 on the left side on the disk map) and click on Initialise ? Post the screenshot of any window that appears alongwith the translation - I can't read Greek , Latin...... - but do not initialise (till further instructions.) Just quit the screen.
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19 Apr 2014   #5
saitokoji

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

[ATTACH]Hard disk showed uninitialized and incorrect size-4.png[/ATTACH]


When I plug the HD using SATA, the volume goes to zero. If I using TestDisk or something, the volume of the disk is 512B

I was shutting down the computer the day before. I later found that the computer restart itself, and I forced shutting down it.

Thanks all in advance.


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19 Apr 2014   #6
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Was your external drive working OK yesterday and day before? - No answer

Was it formatted as an MBR disk or GPT disk? - No answer

" When I plug the HD using SATA" - Why did you do that? and When did you do that? Both questions need to be answered.

Is it still an external HDD or is it an internally connected HDD now?

Was your screenshots taken with the HDD as an external HDD or an Internal HDD?

You have thoroughly confused me and I do not know where I am now.

Adding to further confusion you said you forced a shutdown and that made you lose the external drive. Now you say your computer restarted and you did a normal shut down.

I would now like you to restate your problem abinitio with answers to the above questions - when the external drive inside the enclosure became problematic and what all you did after that sequentially.
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