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Windows 7: WD 320 GB that can't initialize

19 Dec 2014   #1
korenell

windows 8.1
 
 
WD 320 GB that can't initialize

I have a similar problem that can't solve.
I have a WD 320 GB that can't initialize.

It all started when I disconnected it without using the notifications icon on the right below (in windows 7). Immediately after that I tried to connect it to another computer, but couldn't open the drive, saying something like: "cyclic redundancy error" and asking if I want to format (which I denied).

After that I scanned it with chkdsk /b but interrupted because it was taking too long; also was saying that I don't have enough space to restore the clusters.(the disc is full with data that I don't mind erasing)

I also tried to open it in Linux live cd:


Again I tried chkdsk /f this time:


Later on I scanned it with HDD Regenerator, which warns me something about IDE compatibility:


I disregard the warn and start scanning; soon after that (about 30 mins) stops scanning without solving the issue, but creating more problems.

Now the system does not detect the volume anymore. I tried to initialize it with Disk Manager; it says that has a hardware problem:


I tried to scan it with mini tool Partition Wizard but goes too slow; barely scans 100.000 sectors in one hour (has 600.000.000 in total).

What I want to know is: can it be used anymore or should I buy another one? (data backup is not important for me since it only contained some virtual machines I use at school)
ps: the disk is spinning and the light is on


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19 Dec 2014   #2
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Please check your drive with Datalifeguard Diagnostics for Windows. WD Support / Downloads / Legacy Internal / WD RE2

Quick Test, Extended Test and also Write Zeros with Full Erase option. If it fails, that is it. It has failed.
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19 Dec 2014   #3
korenell

windows 8.1
 
 

quick test failed




thank you for the help !

I now know what to do
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19 Dec 2014   #4
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Did you try Write Zeros with Full Erase option? I will give up only if that too fails .
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