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Windows 7: Unable to read WD Elements 1TB Hard Disk

17 Oct 2016   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
Unable to read WD Elements 1TB Hard Disk

Hi Guys,

My Wd elements 1tb hard disk is unreadable by my computer.It is not showed in my file explorer
I ran WD LifeGuard Diagnostics for Windows. This time, this app detected my hard disk.
Under SMART status column, it shows that it Passed
i then run on the following tests:

Quick Test:

The scan stops after 8s, after that an error pops up : "Read SMART Attribute command error on drive 3"(pic 1)

Extended Test:

The scan stops around 9mins, error pops up:"too many bad sectors detected"(pic 2)

Should i continue to the other tests?(I got no time today so i just ran the basic tests)

I then started looking up on Disk Management, and it took ages to load up.
Once i remove my wd hard disk, it then pops up my internal hard disk.

I got nothing important inside this wd hard disk, so i am okay if i need to wipe everything inside.

Please guide on what i should do next.


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17 Oct 2016   #2

Windows 7 HP 64

Sad to say, but bad blocks / sectors means that your disk is dead.
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20 Oct 2016   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1

Okay, I just noticed that I still have warrenty, becos I got this hard disk as a free gift from a bank, the warranty status is 'out of sub region' but I will still try. THANKS :)
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