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Windows 7: Mini Tool Partition Wizard initalize before install win7 ultimate

18 Sep 2011   #11
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

quester12
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15 Oct 2011   #12
MSwhip

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
im trying to initialize IDE drives, Mini Partition would not let me ..

It tells me that disk drive is NOT READY. what does it mean?

Im running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit and trying to work on a 40 and an 80 GB Western Digital IDE drives which i am trying to re format and partition using a USB 2.0 to SATA/IDE Hard Drive Adapter. The unit is a Sabrent USB-DSC5.

The HD is recognized as Disk 6 (I have a bunch of other disks: 2 inside the PC tower and 4 other inside an External Enclosure) So the Disk 6 is actually a 7th Disk. There is a little yellow mark saying that it needs to be initialized. When I try initializing using one of the 2 options MBR or GPT it tells me that the disk is not ready and hangs up on me.

Any ideas, explanations suggestions, instructions would be greatly appreciated.
If so please in layman language and if at all possible in point blank form as in steps 1...2 3...etc. -as im not too savvy on these computer software issues-.

Thank you kindly
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15 Oct 2011   #13
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MSwhip View Post
It tells me that disk drive is NOT READY. what does it mean?

Im running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit and trying to work on a 40 and an 80 GB Western Digital IDE drives which i am trying to re format and partition using a USB 2.0 to SATA/IDE Hard Drive Adapter. The unit is a Sabrent USB-DSC5.

The HD is recognized as Disk 6 (I have a bunch of other disks: 2 inside the PC tower and 4 other inside an External Enclosure) So the Disk 6 is actually a 7th Disk. There is a little yellow mark saying that it needs to be initialized. When I try initializing using one of the 2 options MBR or GPT it tells me that the disk is not ready and hangs up on me.

Any ideas, explanations suggestions, instructions would be greatly appreciated.
If so please in layman language and if at all possible in point blank form as in steps 1...2 3...etc. -as im not too savvy on these computer software issues-.

Thank you kindly
Check the power & data cables, also check that USB port is working.

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic
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15 Oct 2011   #14
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Have you tried to Initialize in Disk mgmt, by rightclicking the Disk listing (e.g. Disk 6) in the box to the left of the drive map after scrolling down to the Disk?

You would get more help if you'd started your own thread as this one is marked Solved.
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15 Oct 2011   #15
quester12

multiple operating systems xp pro 32bit win7 64 bit pro and ultimate
 
 

mswhip; quester12 here, the first thing i would check is : where is the sabrent usb to ide connected? direct to a usb port on the computer ; or a hub? hubs do not work as efficently as a direct connect.

shut down or soft restart your PC . connect the usb cable to the pc's usb; then connect the hard drive to the adapter; both ide and power .

however before connecting your hd ; check for master set or slave or cable; on the back of ide drives are usually a shunt; you may have to remove that shunt in order for it to initialize that drive.

as gregrocker suggested .... please start another thread thank you.

quester 12

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