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Unable to initialize new USB HDD WINDOWS 10 Professional RRS feed

  • Question

  • HELP!!

    Cannot find an area to ask questions regarding Windows 10 anywhere on your site. Maybe I am missing something.
    however, I have an issue when attempting to initialise a NEW external HDD. 
    Error: Data Error (cyclic redundancy check) and cannot get past this point. All the articles I read on this error assume that the drive has previously been used and NOT a new drive. There is not a Drive Letter assigned to this drive.
    Have literally wasted my whole day trying to resolve this issue without success.

    How do I resolve this issue? 

    Saturday, January 4, 2020 8:41 AM

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  • You probably need to format it, it could be fat32 or other format, as well as your hdd, you need to check the format type  (MBR or GBR)
    Saturday, January 4, 2020 9:16 AM