Disk "Not Initialized"

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Disk "Not Initialized"

#1 Post by Seagate18 » 09 Sep 2018, 14:56

Hi,
I'm having a big time problem with my Seagate 3000GB external HDD. It was starting to run slow, so I was moving data to an external SSD. I thought that maybe the powersupply was going, so I removed drive from it's housing and placed it in removable HD slot on my acer Predator. Here's where I think I messed up - I booted computer up with the drive inserted and I think computer didn't recognize drive as a bootable drive and it added script (disk.inf) to MBR or partition?? Device manager / disk management sees drive but says it is not initialized. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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Re: Disk "Not Initialized"

#2 Post by Seagate18 » 10 Sep 2018, 06:12

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Re: Disk "Not Initialized"

#3 Post by cgrenier » 10 Sep 2018, 18:09

You may want to try to access this disk on another computer or boot from a Linux LiveUSB (cf https://www.cgsecurity.org/testdisk.pdf )
This way you will be able to see if the problem is only windows driver related or not.

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Re: Disk "Not Initialized"

#4 Post by Seagate18 » 10 Sep 2018, 19:06

I tried both ... I believe the problem occured when I booted up the computer and the hard drive was connected to MB via a slot in the front of the computer, not by USB. You can see on the "Device Properties" image that the computer configured the HDD when it was booting.

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