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Windows 7: Hard Drive Probs

03 Jan 2011   #11
Newfiejig

Windows 7 home 64 Bit
 
 

have tried everything posted here and still no luck. Now the HD is showing not initialized and when i go to initizale it it says that device not ready. Also i have a sound coming from the HD, its a clicking sound.


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03 Jan 2011   #12
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Is this the noise your HD is making:
Normally you will not hear the HD.
YouTube - Hard Drive Click of Death Explanation and Live Demonstration
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03 Jan 2011   #13
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

It's very very peculiar that you would have 2 known good WD green drives working fine on XP and both suddenly can't be found on Windows 7. One going bad maybe, but 2 simultaneously??????

Try the WD drive diagnostics.

Have you tried connecting them to other ports?
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03 Jan 2011   #14
Newfiejig

Windows 7 home 64 Bit
 
 

Yes that sound is very similar to what i am hearing.
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03 Jan 2011   #15
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

My suggestion is unplug the drive you just installed Win 7 on, plug in the one with XP and boot on it retrieve your data to a safe place then unplug it plug the Win 7 drive back in go to disk mgmt delete the volumn and rebuild it then transfer your data back
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03 Jan 2011   #16
Newfiejig

Windows 7 home 64 Bit
 
 

tried this and still can't access drive
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03 Jan 2011   #17
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Is the drive turned on in bios and did you install the sata controller driver when you installed the os
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03 Jan 2011   #18
Newfiejig

Windows 7 home 64 Bit
 
 

Yes all good there
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