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Only my notebook's internal hard drive was detected, even after reloading/refreshing the disk The manufacturer is Western Digital. Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/1043776 Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log in with Google Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? It was very much appreciated and you saved quite a few of the remaining hair follicles I haven't pulled out yet. =) Stuts22, Jan 9, 2012 #11 (You must log Register Windows 7 Forum Forum Windows 8 Forums Drivers & Hardware HDD not Detected: Disk 1, Unknown, Not Initialized, Online HDD not Detected: Disk 1, Unknown, Not Initialized, Online 19 Apr http://pubdimensions.com/windows-7/windows-7-sync-error-the-parameter-is-incorrect.php

DISKPART> detail disk WD Elements 1042 USB Device Disk ID: 00000000 Type : USB Bus : 0 Target : 0 LUN ID : 0 Read-only : No Boot Disk Similar Threads - External Hard Drive External Hard Drive Strangeness chaos28, Oct 25, 2016, in forum: Hardware Replies: 3 Views: 126 DataBase Oct 27, 2016 at 4:21 AM External Hard-Drives Show If the drive failed there isn't much you can do. The time now is 11:14.

Based on what you are seeing, I'd say the drive is faulty and not responding properly. When I try to initialize the disk I get an 'Incorrect function' error. Is this a bug or an indication of some esoteric error that the disdk manager can't deal with? Tried reformatting it in command prompt...(fifth attached pic)...cant create partition primary...im assuming because the drive is not initialized what is my next step?

That will confirm if the actual HDD is faulty, or just the enclosure. I will try plugging it to a desktop PC and see what it returns me this time. Came back and now one of my HDD is not working (Model listed above). Attached Thumbnails My System Specs Computer type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Asus Essentio Desktop PC CM1630 OS Windows 7 Ultimate x64 CPU AMD Athlon II X2 220 Regor 45nm Technology

If it's under warranty, you may want to have it replaced. My System Specs System Manufacturer/Model Number HP, Dell, Gateway, Toshiba - 4 laptops and 2 desktops OS Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8 CPU from 1.6GHz Duo to i7 Monitor(s) Hope I can be assisted here. http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/265912-wd-1tb-ext-hdd-will-not-initialize-incorrect-function.html Until then, you may want to download something like Partition Wizard to look at the drive.

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Yes, my password is: Forgot your password? try this Joe starsmember 2011-01-26 05:16:40 UTC #3 Currently working on the steps from the second link, the first one wasn't working when I clicked on it starsmember 2011-01-26 05:26:12 UTC #4 When I then put the hard drive in my laptop, booted it up, and proceeded to install Ubuntu using an install disc. I have tried it at home as well with 1 desktop and two laptops without much success.

When I try to get it to install I get the "USB device installed correctly" tone but nothing shows up in the Computer panel. http://pubdimensions.com/windows-7/windows-7-corrupt-disk-error.php They die easily and are damaged by relatively minor bumps sometimes. Joe_S 2011-01-26 04:56:36 UTC #2 It's probably corrupt. I am having the same issue and getting the same details.

I try to connect it to a different PC but it gives me the same error. DiskPart has referenced an object which is not up-to-date. Thank you for all of your help though. navigate here When looking at it through Computer Management, it is listed as unknown and not initialized, I know it's that  one because in the properties it is listed as WD and the

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You can find appropriate program here: Download Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Tools Tools for Windows - MajorGeeks My System Specs You need to have JavaScript enabled so that you can use Site Changelog Community Forum Software by IP.Board Sign In Use Facebook Use Twitter Need an account? This may take a few hours. ( I see that you have not tried diskpart - clean all. Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem?

Exit all VDS clients and stop the VDS service: net stop vds 2. Have you checked the Event Viewer to see if any errors show up regarding the drive? Click here to join today! his comment is here Needless to say formatting the HDD is kind of a last resort.

What is the format of the disk? Doesn't matter if it's moved or even disconnected. My System Specs Computer type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Asus Essentio Desktop PC CM1630 OS Windows 7 Ultimate x64 CPU AMD Athlon II X2 220 Regor 45nm Technology Motherboard ASUSTeK Computer Any other suggestions?EDIT: I have tried with and without jumper as Master/Slave.

Here are a couple links that might help http://community.wdc.com/t5/Other-Externals/WD-1tb-Elements-hard-drive-problem/td-p/77956 and  http://community.wdc.com/t5/My-Passport-for-PC/How-to-eliminate-potential-problems-on-USB-Powered-Drives-and/td-p/118262  You can try free data recovery software like Recuva too. There is a lot of music and videos/pictures that I need off this drive (if I can have it). Internet Speed 10/2 Mbps Browser Firefox Antivirus WD Quote 20 Apr 2014 #5 MelissaM View Profile View Forum Posts Junior Member Posts : 32 Windows 8.1 Originally Posted by CountMike Why