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Windows 7: WD My Book Not initialized / Unallocated

20 Dec 2015   #41
DeadlyKnight

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

UPDATE (ISSUES SOLVED):
-Internal disk is wiped clean and a letter has been assigned to it. Everything is working great.
-External disk transfers are done through GetDataBack and as soon as I am done checking if I didn't miss anything, I will be wiping this disk as well. However, I will complete that step after the Holidays since 3TB of data through the Guttman method will take a long long long while.

We can consider my issues as SOLVED! I am glad I had some base knowledge to start with because I would never have succeeded. To each problem, there is a solution! Data just does not disappear into thin air.

Thank you Jumanji for advising GetDataBack. I personally, through all the software I tried, recommend GetDataBack and Active Data Studio. These are the only two that worked between

-R-Studio
-Acronis True Image WD Edition
-Stellar Phoenix
-MiniTool Partition Wizard Free
-TestDisk

Will be making a final update after the Holidays.




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07 Jan 2016   #42
DeadlyKnight

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

*UPDATE*:

Foremost, Happy New Year to everyone.

-Internal disk has been found to contain no bad sectors and is in perfect working order. Now serves as a secondary hard drive for storage.
-My SSD is blazing fast and I wonder why I waited a year before installing it.
-External disk is online and in working order. However, it has one bad block containing bad sectors from 0 to 19839 which relates to about 60 MB. I could always make a partition of that space and never use it, which would fix the issue. I will restart my system once I am done rewriting the entire disks with zeros and attempt a repair disk at the DOS level.

Any other ideas?


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07 Jan 2016   #43
DeadlyKnight

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

CHKDSK results


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08 Jan 2016   #44
DeadlyKnight

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

*UPDATE*

-Here are the results of the chkdsk scan and repair. It found as expected, 1 block of bad sectors and moved it to the bad clusters file.

Any input on what to do next? The hard drive is functional and formatted.


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04 Jul 2016   #45
choronja

windows 8
 
 
HelP!!!

Hi, i'm happend the same problem, but i cant return the disk to MBR, i try firt with Active data studio & GetData Back but i cant fix it, i think i need to repair permission or something, i try to follow your steps but nothig, please if you can help, please!!
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04 Jul 2016   #46
choronja

windows 8
 
 
Help!!

Hi Jumanji, i have the same problem well i think, i hope you can help me, my disk fails and i initialize the disk to GPT, and now i can see it but the disk its unallocated, and when i run getdataback the program tellme the error 21 in HD129 too many many times and in the final dont rescue anything, i think i need first initialized the disk to MBR but i dont know how...please if you can help me please!!
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