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Windows 7: Error while initializing hard drive.

05 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
Error while initializing hard drive.

Today, I was unable to access one of my hard drives. I went to disc manager and it showed the file system being RAW. I used autoruns and disabled autocheck and restarted my computer. Now when I go back into disc manager, it shows it as being Unknown and Not Initialized. I tried to iniatialze it and the error "The semaphore timeout period has expired." What can I do?

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05 Sep 2011   #2

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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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