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Windows 7: External HDD initialize error

13 Jun 2010   #1
Mithras

Windows 7
 
 
External HDD initialize error

Hi guys

Im struggling with an external housing with a 2.5" HDD in. Im running windows 7 ultimate. I go into disk management and the it asks me to intialize the disk. There are 2 options to partition the disk, MBR and GPT.

I tried both but get the following error: "The device is not ready"

What can i do know to get the device ready?

thanks


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13 Jun 2010   #2
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Hi Mithras

In Disk Management - do the HDD-icons display a green colour?
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13 Jun 2010   #3
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

You probably have to change the jumper settings to slave or auto detect for the drive to be recognized. What is the make and model of drive?

A Guy
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14 Jun 2010   #4
Mithras

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lomai View Post
Hi Mithras

In Disk Management - do the HDD-icons display a green colour?

The icons apear grey. Should that be any problem?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A GUY View Post
You probably have to change the jumper settings to slave or auto detect for the drive to be recognized. What is the make and model of drive?

A Guy
Its a Hitachi Travelstar 80gb ATA/IDE 7200rpm. There are no jumper pins so I assume its running on auto select?
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14 Jun 2010   #5
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Hi Mithras

Have a look at the attached - its from the Windows Help File when in Disk Management

Hope this helps and regards


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