Western Digital 1TB External Hard Drive Not Recognized by PC [Closed]

Shubham - Nov 2, 2015 at 12:33 AM - Latest reply: R2D2_WD 3616 Posts Monday September 1, 2014Registration dateCertified CCM ContributorStatus February 20, 2017 Last seen
- Nov 2, 2015 at 03:02 AM
Hello,

I have a WD 1TB external hard drive. External hard disk not recognized when plugged-in. I have Window 7 in my computer. My hard disk showing problem from few day, when I connect with my computer it would light up when plugged in, but simply stopped showing up in My Computer. I went into Computer Management and click on Disk Management a new window has open name as Initialize Disk it show two option MBR(Master Boot Record ) and GPT (GUID Partition Table ) and both option are not working. When I click any one option and press ok it show in new window name as Virtual Disk Manager and (the device is not ready) it show this message.

In the Disk Management it show Not Initialized and Unallocated. I try to connect in different pc but it showing same problem, it would light up when plugged in, but simply stopped showing up in other Computer well.
So, please give me solution.
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R2D2_WD 3616 Posts Monday September 1, 2014Registration dateCertified CCM ContributorStatus February 20, 2017 Last seen - Nov 2, 2015 at 03:02 AM
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Hi Shubham,

I am sorry for the problems caused by your external drive. Is the drive under warranty? Please check the device with another USB cable. Connectivity issues may cause similar problems. Do you have valuable information on the drive? Keep in mind that initializing the drive will erase all the data.
Try using the diskpart command from the Command Prompt. It should look like this:

diskpart
list disk
select disk n (where n is the number of the drive)
online disk (if the disk is not online)
attributes disk clear readonly
clean
convert mbr (or gpt)
create partition primary
select part 1
format fs=ntfs label=(name) quick
assign letter (letter)
list volume

Hope this helps