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Windows 7: Disk not initiazed

06 Feb 2015   #1
biswabhusan

windows 7 64bit
 
 
Disk not initiazed

HI experts,

I a having the same error. In my case, the size of the disk is also unknown.I have attached the screenshot for reference.Can anyone please suggest if the solution suggested here will work in my case.

Thanks
Biswa




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06 Feb 2015   #2
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Please check your drive with the manufacturer's Test/Diagnostic utility. You may have to use the DOS version.
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06 Feb 2015   #3
biswabhusan

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Hi,
I downloaded the utility & ran it.Attached is the scan result.
I idnt ran Write Zeros as it will erase all the data that I have.Please suggest.
Thanks
Biswa


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06 Feb 2015   #4
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

False positive. The extended test did not run really. It should have taken quite sometime to check each and every sector. In your case it would have finished in a quick second for it really did not run.

Without doubt, your external HDD is faulty. If it is under warranty, contact WD and get it replaced.

If it is not under warranty, you may remove the HDD from its casing, plug it in as a second drive on a desktop and check whether it reads. (In some WD external drives the interface SATA to USB electronics is integrated into the drive and in such a case you may not be able to connect it as a second drive.)

If it does not read it is the HDD that has died and no DIY data recovery possible. Needs professional data recovery service.
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