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Windows 7: HDD Dead ?


17 Jan 2010   #1

 
HDD Dead ?

I dropped a hdd drive the other day when i was just about to install windows 7 onit on a different pc .
but i dropped it on a wooden floor and now i cant see the two partitons i created ,the hdd was deffo working minutes before i dropped it
so when i go to install the os on the computer it shows know hdd to install to .
i then installed it alongside my hdd on my pc ,my bios recognised it and windows installed the device for me
but when i open my computer i only see one partition what is 1gb in size and the hdd is a 320gd wd 7200rpm

HDD Dead ?-capture.png

as you can see partiton f is of the damaged hardrive

so i went to see if it was showing up in disk management
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and that f partition isnt even showing

is this a case of a dead hdd??
i just want to know before i sling it




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17 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Gilly, Looks like the disk is seen as a dynamic invalid disk. You need to install it back in the machine it came out of and change it to basic? This is just a guess but I would not give up on it yet. Good luck to you with this problem.
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17 Jan 2010   #3

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Yep I agree with myzr. Wipe the entire HDD and partition and reinstall Windows 7.
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17 Jan 2010   #4

 

ive tried this but
i cant reformat it because nothing recognises it and when i try to install windows ,
the prt where the partition usually show arent showing
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17 Jan 2010   #5

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by myzr7 View Post
Gilly, Looks like the disk is seen as a dynamic invalid disk. You need to install it back in the machine it came out of and change it to basic? This is just a guess but I would not give up on it yet. Good luck to you with this problem.
what you mean change it to basic .
ive tried putting it back in the machine that it came out of but cant install windows because no partitions are showing
its just a sata hdd so should work and did in any pc
before i dropped it
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17 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gilly View Post
ive tried this but
i cant reformat it because nothing recognises it and when i try to install windows ,
the prt where the partition usually show arent showing
Can you right click on it and get some commands like format? Or maybe install third party software like Partition Wizard and see if it reconizes it?


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17 Jan 2010   #7

 

fixed ..
i treid right clicking it in the long rectangle box but didnt do anything before but didnt click on the square where it says disk 0
HDD Dead ?-ggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg.png
woohooo
i just clicked create simple volume when i right clicked it and the rest of the hdd showed up..
i made this topic thinking it was deffo a bodged hdd
and to think i was gonna try the freezer trick last night

rep 4 you my friend


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17 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Thanks for posting your resolution. Freezer trick that sounds cold! Good luck to you my friend.
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