WD 500GB detected under device manager but drive not showing up

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Mutha - Aug 3, 2017 at 02:41 PM
Ambucias Posts 47358 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 - Aug 3, 2017 at 04:26 PM
Hello,
I have WD500Gb HDD, recently it stopped showing up in my drives where as it lists under device mangaer.

i ran the disk management and it shows as Disk 1 Unknown uninitialized.
when i try to initialize it is throwing unable to initialize Fatal hardware error.

i understodd that the hardware has gone faulty.
how can i figure out which part of the hardware is fault .BIOS or Memory or Processor.
how to retreive the data

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Ambucias Posts 47358 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 11,242
Aug 3, 2017 at 04:26 PM
Hi

My educated guess is that your WD drive is faulty. See if is working on another computer. If it's not, I suggest you contact Western Digital for support.
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