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Windows 7: disk 1 is unknown, not initialized, unallocated

04 May 2013   #51
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

How far has the scanning gone? Just post the number of sectors finished or percentage.


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04 May 2013   #52
jenny123

window 7
 
 

im sorry holding you guys back and you guys are probably tired. If you guys want to sleep, maybe set up a solution when its done scanning?
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04 May 2013   #53
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Don't worry about it. If I can't hold, I shall tell you. Just post the percentage done.
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04 May 2013   #54
jenny123

window 7
 
 

only 13%

maybe you can tell me in advance what to do after its done scanning?

what could possibly the problem>? since you say there is a twist?


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04 May 2013   #55
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

I really do not know how significant the Bad disk classification by PW is. We have to wait and see till the scan ends.

At this rate I presume that it may take another 6 hours to complete and that means I can go to sleep:). I shall be back again after 6 hours that is at 07:35 PM your time.

If the scan finishes by then post a screenshot.

As to what to expect, if successful, you will see the complete details of the hard drive, including the File system.

If not a Full scan has to be done which will again take much more time. But we shall decide on it after the quick scan is complete.

When the quick scan is complete, just double click on the partition found and see whether the partition explorer shows all your files. We shall decide upon finishing the process or go in for a full scan at that time.

Hold on till I come back 0735 PM your time.
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04 May 2013   #56
jenny123

window 7
 
 

now say it show all my files, then what? just open as i normally would?
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04 May 2013   #57
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

When you come online, please post a screenshot of the progress.

On completing the scan, if it shows the files on double clicking it, we shall take a plunge. You will close the Partition Explorer and click on Finish.

If not, you will perform a full scan, or read what is said on the screen "If MiiniTool Partition Wizard cannot find your lost partition, dedicated data recovery software is required to restore your data." So the hunt will continue.

Since you have a large 2TB drive, whatever program is used it will take an irritatingly long scan time. You have to leave it to do and carry on with your normal schedule, instead of sitting in front of the computer and twiddling your fingers.:)

Let us hope for the best now.
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04 May 2013   #58
jenny123

window 7
 
 

hi jumanji

i wnted to tell you, it is kinda weird, because the drive i have is 500GB, i dont know why it say 2TB


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04 May 2013   #59
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Ok, there was a similar query in Seagate forum - my 500GB shows as 2GB in Disk management, cannot see it in My computer. The moderator had advised that he should get the data recovered with a Data Recovery program and then try to format the drive. So we are on the right track.

Based on the information given now, I do not rule out a defective interface card inside the casing which may have caused all this problem. Is the drive still under warranty?

If not the usual suggested procedure is to take out the drive out of its casing and try it in another external case or connect it internally on a computer and see everything is fine with the HDD per se. If everything is fine with the HDD itself, you should be able to get the data back in a jiffy. But then I would think, you have to get it done by a qualified and competent professional.

Let us see as we chug along.

If the scan does not complete by your usual retiring time, just don't wait for it. Go and sleep. We can see it in your morning and my evening.:)
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04 May 2013   #60
jenny123

window 7
 
 

i think i wait the 10 %
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