Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Disk 1 is unknown, not initialized, unallocated, Please help

14 May 2014   #1
royal flush

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Disk 1 is unknown, not initialized, unallocated, Please help

Disk 1 is unknown, not initialized, unallocated, Please help
disk 1 is unknown, not initialized, unallocated.. plizz help
I already use PhotoRec recovery but "disk capacity not correctly detected"
Disk 1 = seagate 500Gb hdd




Attached Thumbnails
Disk 1 is unknown, not initialized, unallocated, Please help-capture.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
14 May 2014   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Start with this free tool. You should try to recover the partition before worrying about recovering the data. If you can recover the partition, the files should be OK if they haven't been over-written.

Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.

Select Partition Recovery Wizard. Choose the drive, then full disk, quick scan. Quick Scan may take 5 or more hours.

If the partition is eventually found, select and double click on it. You should then see all files in the Explorer.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 May 2014   #3
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Your snip has no Disk 1, what is Disk 2?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

14 May 2014   #4
royal flush

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Disk 2 = usb modem
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 May 2014   #5
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Based on your snip there's no problem.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 May 2014   #6
royal flush

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Sorry I was wrong.. . Problem on Disk 2 (Disk 2 is hardisk 500GB but Detected
Capacity only 3.86 GB).
Disk 1 is fine, no problem..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 May 2014   #7
royal flush

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Disk 2 Uncorrectly capacity detected.. Please help..
Pardon me for my english was poor..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 May 2014   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Then try the suggestion in post #2.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 May 2014   #9
royal flush

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Tried #2, not worked. Thanks for u replied.


Attached Thumbnails
Disk 1 is unknown, not initialized, unallocated, Please help-capture2.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 May 2014   #10
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Partition Wizard shows your disk as BAD Disk. IMO, it is dead. That is why even PhotoRec did not work.

To confirm run Seagate's Seatools for Windows. If it confirms that the disk is bad, initiate RMA if it is within warranty.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Disk 1 is unknown, not initialized, unallocated, Please help




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
disk 1 is unknown, not initialized, unallocated
Hi I have the same problem. when i plug in the drive, it says that its succesfully installed however it does not appear in "my computer". also when i go into system tools it says that disk 1 is unknown, not initialized, unallocated can you please help me, i dont want to lose my data, it...
Hardware & Devices
1TWD external hard disk unknown,not initialized,unallocated,i/o error
This quick new hard disk. So sad I cant access it anymore? why this happen? You can see from the photo MY computer cant even see this driver anymore, so I check on the - Disk management it said unknown no driver letter too ,Not initialized. -Click Initialized it said i/o device error I...
Hardware & Devices
How do i fix unknown, not initialized and unallocated external hd?
Please help me fix this problem. any information you need just ask me i will tell you all you need. Thanks in advance
General Discussion
How do i fix unknown, not initialized and unallocated external hd?
Please help me to get my important data from my bad hard disk, I have a segate 500 GB usb external HDD, It was working fine since last 3 years. yesterday i connect this to a XP machine, and start coping some data. the coping speed was very slow, so I restarted the machine in between. After that...
Hardware & Devices
External HDD shows as Unknown, Not initialized, Unallocated. Restore?
Hello I got my 1tB WD external disk and it's not working as it used to. The problem came from nowhere, suddenly, totally unexpected. There is/was my precious data on it which I collected for 10+ years and I'd like not to lose it. Origin: It was working fine a day ago, no problems occured....
Backup and Restore
External Hard Disk, Unknown, Not Initialized ! No Unallocated Space.
Hi, I'm new to this forum. My external hard disk (Seagate) is detected in the task bar after connecting, but not visible in "My Computer". It is visible in Device manager under Disk Drives but not under USB. There are few threads in this forum which are similar to mine, except that...
Hardware & Devices


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:42.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App