How to detect not detected WD hard disk

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Deepak@Bagdi
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Hello!

My Internal Hard disk is not detecting.. So please tell my the way of how can I detect that. My very important DATA was in that Hard disk.

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May 23, 2016 at 04:32 AM
Hello there

WD site offers solutions for such issues... you can check their site
https://support-en.wd.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/11298

BTW, does the drive appear in Disk Management at all.Also, have you enabled SMART in your BIOS to see what it says regarding the HDD's health. Worth a shot.

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1) Right-click on “My Computer” then Click on “Manage”
2) Double-click “Disk Management” You will probably see WD Disk
3) Right-click in the left portion of that drive box WD Disk
4) Click “Initialize” and “OK” in the next dialog box. Wait few seconds and it should now say “Online” in the box.
5) If there is no assigned drive letter, right click on the big space of your WD hard drive then choose Assign drive letter or Change Driver Letter and Path


Let me know if this was of any help to you.
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May 21, 2016 at 04:24 PM
You only hope is that the drive is disconnected. I suggest you double check the data and power cables. Internal drive failures are not fixable.

Good Luck
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May 22, 2016 at 02:04 AM
Sir,
This problem is unsolved still. I tried.
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May 22, 2016 at 05:01 AM
Internal or external?
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May 26, 2016 at 11:31 AM
Hello all,

@Deepak@Bagdi, did the kiaan.roy's recomendation serve you? Please, try it and tell us more details regarding the situation. What model of WD drive do you have?
If the drive does not get detected you could try with Linux Live CD/USB. At the Ubuntu forum you could see the steps how to make a USB bootable. When you're done, you have to change the boot priority in the BIOS menu to be set on USB /or CD respectively/ and not on HDD.
When you boot from the USB port and see the initial screen, make sure that you NOT click on installation of the OS but you have to click on TRY without install. You should see the HDD.

Please come back and share the results. Good luck.


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