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Windows 7: WD EXTERNAL HARD DISK 1TB suddenly "unallocated" and "not initialized"

09 Jun 2014   #11
Jon Snow

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Someone please help me
How do I check using linux? I've created the USB stick exactly like in the video, but then I dont know what's the next step. I really wanna recover my files. Ive tried various things and they're all disappointing. Anybody's online? please?


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09 Jun 2014   #12
Jon Snow

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Guys. Help. What does this mean???


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10 Jun 2014   #13
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quit Testdisk. Stop experimenting on your own if you don't know what to do.

Run Partition Wizard Home Edition v 8.1.1

Post the screenshot of how your external drive looks in PW - the main screen.
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10 Jun 2014   #14
Jon Snow

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Finally someone's here! Hello jumanji!

here it is


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10 Jun 2014   #15
Jon Snow

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The "Disk 2" is the one i'm dying to save. Please help
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10 Jun 2014   #16
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Your disk shows as Read only - that's something new I hadn't come across.

OK, now tell me what exactly happened when you ran Partition Recovery Wizard Quick scan.

Would you mind running the quick scan again and post the screenshot of the result? Let us see whether it finds any partition - while I look into the read only message and gather any information on how to deal with it. I may take sometime and so you will have enough time to run the Quick Scan and post the screenshot.
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10 Jun 2014   #17
Jon Snow

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Alright I just finished the scan.

Here are the screenshot.
I noticed that during the first 2 minutes the process was kinda slow, and the EXT hard disk's LED is beeping. As far as I know, it's a sign of activity inside the disk. Then suddenly, the process goes fast (as shown, it jumped right to 7%) and the LED light is no more beeping
And the second screen shot shows there's no partition found. And I used the 'deep scan'. I've also tried "Quick Scan" and it shows the same thing.
Oh man... ((((((


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10 Jun 2014   #18
Jon Snow

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

In Disk Management, here is my status of my hard disk. It says the device is working properly


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10 Jun 2014   #19
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

OK, the Quick Scan completed but did not find any partition.

Post a screenshot of how your disk looks in Windows Disk Management. I just want to see whether it is any different from what you posted earlier. Please make sure that you hide the console tree and Action Pane by clicking the Show/Hide buttons in the tool bar and present a full screen view.
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10 Jun 2014   #20
Jon Snow

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Here it is my friend. The only different is that right now Im using my pc at my office, so the upper disks name are all different (and working well)


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