HDD not recognized

trnal - Feb 13, 2018 at 11:07 AM - Latest reply: trnal 3 Posts Friday February 16, 2018Registration date February 16, 2018 Last seen
- Feb 16, 2018 at 06:13 AM
Hi,

I have an internal HDD connected to a pc (os:windows 7) via a usb reduction.

The problem is, the HDD shows just in the disc manager as a healthy volume with the right size, but it misses a letter, and it looks like it has no file system.
I cannot format it or do anything, but delete the volume (which, as I understand, would not solve the problem).

HDD doesn't show either in this pc or in the list of disks listed by diskpart tool.

Is there any way I could make it work?
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ac3mark 9361 Posts Monday June 3, 2013Registration dateModeratorStatus May 25, 2018 Last seen - Feb 13, 2018 at 05:03 PM
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YOu may need to either bring it online, or initialize it, or you may need to create the volume( Drive Letter). All of these can be accomplished in Disk Manager.
I haven't deleted the volume, I was just trying to say that it is the only option left in the disk manager, none of the others are available, but I didn't delete it, sice I knew it would not have solved it.

Any ideas what might be wrong or how could I solve it?
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nathanwirth 195 Posts Thursday May 22, 2014Registration date May 28, 2018 Last seen - Feb 14, 2018 at 12:55 AM
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As you said you have deleted the drive then there is only one way to get it back, try disk drive recovery software and recover your lost volume from the computer. After recovering the lost drive use cmd command prompt to clean the disk drive and recreate the new partition.
trnal 3 Posts Friday February 16, 2018Registration date February 16, 2018 Last seen - Feb 16, 2018 at 06:13 AM
I haven't deleted the volume, I was just trying to say that it is the only option left in the disk manager, none of the others are available, but I didn't delete it, sice I knew it would not have solved it.

Any ideas what might be wrong or how could I solve it?
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ac3mark 9361 Posts Monday June 3, 2013Registration dateModeratorStatus May 25, 2018 Last seen - Updated by ac3mark on 14/02/18 at 05:08 PM
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There are two places to Right click in the disk manager. See examples:


And...



Can you take the disk Offline? If not it isn't active!

trnal 3 Posts Friday February 16, 2018Registration date February 16, 2018 Last seen - Feb 16, 2018 at 06:11 AM
I can take it offline, and it looks like the image in the next post.
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trnal 3 Posts Friday February 16, 2018Registration date February 16, 2018 Last seen - Feb 16, 2018 at 06:10 AM
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This is what it looks like in the disk manager

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