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Windows 7: Raw Hard drive. Format and diskpart fails.

18 Jul 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Run Seagate Tools as suggested to you by Britton30.
Hey karlsnooks i tried but it disappears as soon as i run seatools. It probably wouldn't report anything bad anyway as windows says it's online and working fine. Ill reboot my computer and try to catch it without it disappearing a couple times.

edit: Damn, the hard drive keeps disappearing! Sometimes after boot it's there sometimes it's not. Sometimes it doesnt even show up in diskpart. This hard drive can't be dead because in bios it always shows up. When i used to dual-boot (or whatever it's called) xp it never disappeared in xp. It was perfect in xp. But when i loaded up windows 7 every 10 minutes or so it disappeared. I removed xp and still have the issue. This hard drive was from a prebuilt computer that was bought in 2005 and that computer ran xp. Maybe this hard drive only decently works with xp. So now all i need is a way to force format this hard drive.

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19 Jul 2011   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

It sounds as though the drive has compatibility issues with Windows 7, particularly as it worked with XP.

Either that or the drive has given up the ghost.
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19 Jul 2011   #13

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19 Jul 2011   #14

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit



Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

I believe this one following can be put on a cd so that you can boot from the cd. It works with Seagate.

Hitachi Drive Fitness Test
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19 Jul 2011   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Hey, I cant see it anymore from disk management. Anything that uses D drive seems to make it disappear. I will try karlsnooks solution.
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 Raw Hard drive. Format and diskpart fails.

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