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Windows 7: WD My Passport 0820 - Not Initialized - Data Lifeguard FAIL

27 Feb 2017   #1
mfawzy

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 
WD My Passport 0820 - Not Initialized - Data Lifeguard FAIL

Hi,
I have WD My Passport 0820 and it was working without any problem, and it it has been stopped few days ago. I hardly succeeded to remove the security password from it, but I can't open it.

After removing the security password, I found the disk appears in the disk management like this...

WD My Passport 0820 - Not Initialized - Data Lifeguard FAIL-disk-mgmt-01.jpg

I tried the "WD Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for Windows" and I got the below results.

WD My Passport 0820 - Not Initialized - Data Lifeguard FAIL-data-liveguard-disk-appears-0-mb.jpg

Test Option: QUICK TEST
Model Number: WD My Passport 0820
Unit Serial Number: WX41AA3Y0683
Firmware Number: 1007
Capacity: 2000.37 GB
SMART Status: Not Available
Test Result: FAIL
Test Error Code: 08-Too many bad sectors detected.
Test Time: 09:05:03, February 27, 2017

WD My Passport 0820 - Not Initialized - Data Lifeguard FAIL-quick-test-fail.jpg

Then I read the thread about using "MiniTool Partition Wizard" but the disk doesn't appear on it!

WD My Passport 0820 - Not Initialized - Data Lifeguard FAIL-pw-disk-not-appears.jpg

I found the option of Initialize the disk but I don't know what to do!!

WD My Passport 0820 - Not Initialized - Data Lifeguard FAIL-initialize-disk-01.jpg

WD My Passport 0820 - Not Initialized - Data Lifeguard FAIL-initialize-disk-02.jpg

Tried the HDHacker to the read the MBR but it couldn't.

WD My Passport 0820 - Not Initialized - Data Lifeguard FAIL-hdhacker-01.jpg

I also, tried the Test Disk and PhotoRec but they couldn't recognize the WD external passport too!

WD My Passport 0820 - Not Initialized - Data Lifeguard FAIL-test-disk.jpg

WD My Passport 0820 - Not Initialized - Data Lifeguard FAIL-photorec.jpg

Unfortunately, I have a years of data on it and I can't imagine that I can lose it!
I appreciate your help.
Thanks




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27 Feb 2017   #2
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums.

Your 2TB WD My Passport is dead - the HDD inside. And unfortunately, because your Passport is 1. hardware encrypted by an encrypt/decrypt chip inside the enclosure and 2. that enclosure electronics is integrated into the HDD, no DIY data recovery is possible.

You may contact some Professional Data Recovery Agency in your region.
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