How to initialize the external hard disk?

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shree - Aug 23, 2015 at 07:14 AM
 Blocked Profile - Aug 29, 2015 at 07:15 PM
Hello,

i am using windows 7 32-bit. i have an ADATA HV610 external hard disk. while i was watching a video from hard disk the media player has stopped working and after closing the hard disk is not working. its not showing up in my computer. in disk management while initializing the disk it says the device is not ready. so how to solve this problem? help me please. i want the data back from my external hard disk. its very important to me.
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xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829
Aug 23, 2015 at 12:05 PM
It appears that you external hard disk has failed.

My only suggestion is that you try another computer.

Good luck
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I tried other laptop and computers still the problem is same.
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jollym124 Posts 98 Registration date Wednesday January 21, 2015 Status Member Last seen March 28, 2017 28
Aug 28, 2015 at 01:20 AM
Try this, Your friendly COMMAND LINE tool to the rescue: DISKPART

Open a command prompt with ELEVATED privilege (Administrator)
DISKPART
LIST DRIVE
SELECTE DRIVE <DRIVE NUMBER> (EXAMPLE: SELECT DISK 2)
CLEAN
EXIT

So, if you do this and get ANY errors, the drive is BAD... RMA. Otherwise, you can clean up all your drives (Most cases for RAID PURPOSES)
and then REBUILD your RAID and or attempt to INITIALIZE your drive again.
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It shows only disk 0 and the disk 1 not appear in command prompt window.
While initialize the disk in computer management it appears the device is not ready.
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Blocked Profile
Aug 29, 2015 at 07:15 PM
Hello,

take the hard drive out of the enclosure and buy a USB converter.

If it works then it is the enclosure which is the problem.

if it does, then your HDD is fudged.
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