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Windows 7: Disk 1 unknown not initialized - an external HDD

06 Dec 2013   #11
empog

Windows 7 Starter x32
 
 

thanks again sandeep, actually i used "Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for Windows" already morethan48hours ago. since i've been searching for a possible solution,,




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06 Dec 2013   #12
empog

Windows 7 Starter x32
 
 

i haven't tried to change the usb cable yet because WD has a unique cable cord compared to the usual one in the market. I would like to thank for the efforts, i will update this post as soon i could find or lend a WD USB cable, thanks :)
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06 Dec 2013   #13
SandeepP

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by empog View Post
i haven't tried to change the usb cable yet because WD has a unique cable cord compared to the usual one in the market. I would like to thank for the efforts, i will update this post as soon i could find or lend a WD USB cable, thanks :)
Hi empog,

Yes that would be better if you check the harddrive with different USB cable as it seems to be a probable cause. Otherwise we could keep on troubleshooting and find out at last it was the USB cable.

Kindly check the same at your convenience and let us know the results. Feel free to reach out to me.
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30 Aug 2014   #14
Zorc

Malaysia
 
 
Thanks for your guide!! it help a lot

i m folowing your guide on how to solve disk 1 due to my pc wont recognize my external hd and it solve!! finaly thanks to you. Even for second time it will be much easy using formating tool that external hd orig have like StoreJet ToolBox for StoreJet external hd for example.
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15 Oct 2017   #15
mamart

Windows 10
 
 
Same problem

PLEASE HELP ME TO FIX MY PROBLEM IN MY WD 1TB HARD DRIVE,
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17 Oct 2017   #16
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Welcome to the Forum.

You should start a new thread as this one is 3 years old.
- Don't try to fix it.
- Did the disk had an impact like falling from vertical to horizontal position?
- For now, open disk manager, expand the columns so we can read them. With the sniping tool, take a snapshot of the hole screen and post the image here as an attachment. Use the paper clip - Browse to the file - Upload. Don't use external link.
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