Wednesday, August 24, 2011 1:55 PM
I am running windows 7 32 bit and have a 80gb external hard drive. When I connect the hard drive it shows up with all the correct drivers and and under the Disk management console it comes up but will not initialize. The Initialize disk wizard comes up and I have tried to do both option and a window comes up with "incorrect function". I can see the disk in disk management but when I right click on the Disk 1 the only options are properties and help. Initialized disk is at the top but I am unable to click it.
How do I initialize a disk that will not give me a Initialize disk option?
Can I use Boot and Nuke to clear this drive during a startup?
Friday, August 26, 2011 5:45 AMModerator
Go to BIOS to check if BIOS can recognize the external HD.
Also you can try to use these command below:
1 Run CMD with administrator
2 Input diskpart and press Enter
3 Input these command:
DISKPART> SELECT DISK n (n is the disk number)
DISKPART> ATTRIBUTES DISK CLEAR READONLY
DISKPART> ONLINE DISK
DISKPART> CONVERT MBR
Hope that helps.
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- Marked As Answer by Leo HuangMicrosoft Contingent Staff, Moderator Thursday, September 01, 2011 9:50 AM
Saturday, October 29, 2011 11:29 AMPls help on this . i tried wit Disk Management also.But no use
- Edited by Pavan Avadhanula Saturday, October 29, 2011 11:47 AM
Thursday, December 01, 2011 11:23 AMYou have explained it in very good way. I really appreciate that. I've Iomega external hard disk drive. But I've a different problem. Whenever I'm trying to initialize the disk it says data error cyclic redundancy check. Please help me out of this. I've very important data in my external hard drive please help.
Saturday, August 11, 2012 7:20 PM
Having the same error as mentioned by 'ScofiledOsh'.
Please provide me with the solution if anyone have. Thanks
Saturday, September 15, 2012 3:02 AM
try to use gparted live cd
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