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Windows 7: please in external hard drive

10 Aug 2011   #1
crash17986

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
please in external hard drive

hello ladies and gents
i have over the last day emptyed my buffalo external 1tb drive this was so i could format it from FAT32 to NTSF and i formated it and now i can now see it other then in the device manager and in the computer manager where it says the drive is all unallocated space (see attachments) and wen i right click there is notting i can do with it.
i have had this hdd for about 7 months now and this is the first problem i have had with it and i would really like to get it working again so please help me im happy to post anyhting else can help




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10 Aug 2011   #2
GEWB

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM
 
 

Run this utility and see what it reports:

HDDScan

Regards,
GEWB
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10 Aug 2011   #3
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Click on OK to Initalize Disk.
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10 Aug 2011   #4
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

How did you format it?
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10 Aug 2011   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Try this: Right click on where it says "Disk1" in your Disk Management and see whether you can initialize it.
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10 Aug 2011   #6
crash17986

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

GEWB thanks for the tip but it will not test the hdd
theog please see the capture 3 thats the error i get wen i try to initalize the disk
FliGi7 i did it by opening it in my computer right clicking and going format ( full not fast)
whs thank u for the tip but did not work got the same error message as in photo 3
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10 Aug 2011   #7
GEWB

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM
 
 

Did you try the Buffalo Tech Forum? One similar post got this moderator reply:

"CRC errors typically indicate HDD failure. Make sure that you have a backup, then reformat the drive (NTFS is a good choice). If you continue to get the errors, you should get a replacement."

See:

Buffalo 1TB Hard Drive - HD-CE1.0TU2 CRC error - Buffalo Tech Forums

Regards,
GEWB
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10 Aug 2011   #8
oreo27

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

I know it'll take quite some time, but you could try a low-level format. It'll show you if it encounters errors during formatting. This might take some time.

http://www.roadkil.net/program.php?ProgramID=14
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10 Aug 2011   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello.


In diskpart from an elevated command window type these commands.

That should initialize the HDD.
diskpart

select disk 1

online

exit

exit

If you want to wipe the HDD have a look at this tutorial at the link below

Secure Erase / Wipe : Definition and Methods


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