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"Incorrect function" when trying to initialize an used external hdd (Samsung) RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I had an old laptop with Windows10, I removed the 2.5" HDD from the laptop. I put it into a 2.5"enclosure. I plug it into another Windows 10 PC. New device found and driver installed. Cannot see drive in File Explorer. Went to Disk Management. Saw Disk 2 listed as "Unknown Not Initialized". When trying to initialize (GPT), I got "Incorrect Function".

    Is the disk corrupted? It was working fine in my old laptop, I was careful when removing it from my old laptop. Can't see how it can get corrupted by just unscrewing a few screws and sliding into an enclosure though?

    Thanks for your time.

    ed

    Wednesday, January 1, 2020 5:50 PM

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  • Hi,

    1.What's the difference between these two Windows 10?

    2.Go to BIOS to check if BIOS can recognize the HDD.

    1.     Open a Command Prompt in elevated privilege.
    2.     Run diskpart
    3.     List and Select the disk (List disk followed by SELECT DISK <disk #>).
    4.     If the disk is offline, bring it online by running: online disk
    5.     View the attributes by running: detail disk

     Then copy and paste the details in your reply.

    3. Contact  the drive manufacturer's test/diagnose/repair utility and check the drive.

    Hope this can help.

    Best Regards,

    Daniel



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    Thursday, January 2, 2020 6:32 AM
  • Hi,

    I am writing here to confirm current situation.

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    Regards,
    Daniel

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    Tuesday, January 7, 2020 8:18 AM
  • Hello,
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    Monday, January 13, 2020 6:58 AM