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Windows 7: External HDD Initialize error

29 Dec 2015   #1
tinku

win 7, 32 bit
 
 
External HDD Initialize error

Hi brink,

I got an WD external HDD and when it connected its not showing in my computer, when i search in disk manager i can find it. But the problem is disk1 unknown and not initialized and its not showing the storage capacity as well. when i right click on disk 1 to select the initialize option as it the option was not enabled.
please help me asap............

* attached screen shot for your perusal
And i had tried in cmd using disk part> list disk>Select disk....
But i cant find the disk in cmd.




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29 Dec 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
What exact model external ?
Device Manager - Finding Unknown Devices
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29 Dec 2015   #3
tinku

win 7, 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
What exact model external ?
Device Manager - Finding Unknown Devices
hi thrash Zone,

its WD Green, after plugging in my EXT HDD again to my computer, a message pops up when i open D.M says MBR and GPT. when i click next an error msg appears. please assist me to solve this thrash...
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29 Dec 2015   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Wouldn't be the first time a external enclosure crapped out I had one go out last week :/
Bought a new one and all is good.

Follow the links instructions.
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29 Dec 2015   #5
tinku

win 7, 32 bit
 
 

pls find the screen shot


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29 Dec 2015   #6
tinku

win 7, 32 bit
 
 

and this follows


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29 Dec 2015   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
What exact model external ?
Device Manager - Finding Unknown Devices
Read the above link and open device manager.
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30 Dec 2015   #8
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

What is the capacity of your WD external drive?

Is it a new drive or an old drive?

Did you try the external drive on some other working PC? If you hadn't done it do it and post the result.

(We may use either Partition Wizard or TestDisk and try to set it right but then I need the above information to give proper instructions. Older larger than 2TB external drives are formatted as MBR drives. Newer larger than 2TB external drives are formatted as GPT drives. Therefore capacity and when you bought the drive is essential info needed before we troubleshoot.)
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31 Dec 2015   #9
tinku

win 7, 32 bit
 
 

Thanks for all... after following the steps. i can find my HDD in my computer and i can access it.
Thanks a lot
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