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Unable To Initialize External Hard Drive I/o Error

Reply to Paperdoc Related Resources solved New WD Purple 2TB HDD [Unable to Initialize/Format] solved Unable to initialize and format HDD solved Unable to initialize WD External HDD in Disk Management I'd go this way. valigarmanda, Jan 4, 2014 #1 Punk Moderator Staff Member Messages: 9,423 Hello and happy new year too!

am i thinking of things that may not actually be the problem ? Certain ports cache some memory so that it doesnt need to reinstall/reset certain preferences. If you are using a WD drive, contact the local support and ask for further guidance: http://products.wdc.com/support/kb.ashx?id=TXcOSQ Hope this helps Reply Report Pankaj- Oct 3, 2016 01:10AM Hi there, I have Western Digital Diagnostic Utility It's a lot of time spent to save $10.

The drive that you're looking at is probably damaged, though. Vds Fails To Write Boot Code On A Disk During Clean Operation. Error Code: [email protected] Acronis True Image is a very good utility with lots of useful features beyond cloning to a new larger drive. One tip I learned after the longest time: You don't have to use a USB adapter to run a SATA laptop drive in a desktop. http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2256088/external-hard-drive-error.html Any other suggestions? 0 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites allen2    1 Not really Newbie 1 1,822 posts January 13, 2006 Country: Posted July 29, 2011

In addition to Ubuntu I have Windows 7 installed and choose which OS to use at start up. Wd Passport I/o Error Fix Faran Ali 1,573,849 views 4:00 Don't Buy The Wrong Hard Drive! - Duration: 5:17. If you gain access to your files, backup all important data and download Data Lifeguard Diagnostic from the link below. I guess the dock makes it an external HDD.

  • Reply to madjarov42 jjladDec 16, 2012, 11:30 PM I'm having a somewhat different problem I guess.Yesterday I purchased a WD 1tb drive to replace the 250 in my HP laptop.I also
  • Yes, my password is: Forgot your password?
  • I hope someone else has any other ideas before I try reformatting it.
  • I felt like a genius the day that I discovered that!
  • If possible, you could try it on another computer as well.If this does not work, I would suggest you to contact one of the WD's data recovery partners(link below).
  • ETA: Always make sure that the green board on the HDD is pointed up.
  • YES it DID !!! /thanx Reply to bnot WizchipComMay 31, 2013, 5:43 PM For those that stumble here in an attempt to find a solution with their favorite search engine.
  • When I choose "initialize disk" and then either MBR or GPT, it tries then gives me "request could not be performed because of an I/O device error".
  • If you did not get a CD of tools with the drive, go to the maker's website and look around the Downloads section for them.

Vds Fails To Write Boot Code On A Disk During Clean Operation. Error Code: [email protected]

Back on the first web page, click either on Buy Now or Free Trial to get it if that's what you want. http://www.computerforum.com/threads/cant-initialize-external-hdd-because-of-i-o-error.226527/ Members can monitor the statuses of their requests from their account pages. Unable To Initialize External Hard Drive I/o Error Your friendly COMMAND LINE tool to the rescue: DISKPARTOpen a command prompt with ELEVATED privilege (Administrator)DISKPARTLIST DRIVESELECTE DRIVE (EXAMPLE: SELECT DISK 2)CLEANEXITSo, if you do this and get ANY Can't Initialize Disk Windows 7 Thanx for the suggestion dude, but I tried it numerous times it dint work, It is actually under warranty but I dont wanna get it exchanged as The data inside is

Theoria Apophasis 186,828 views 9:55 External Hard Disk Not Detecting In Windows [ Solved ] - Duration: 3:26. his comment is here From the outside the cable's looked already...well, distorted, not to mention its age. Speed is key. Published on Jul 10, 2012made with ezvid http://ezvid.com Category Howto & Style License Standard YouTube License Show more Show less Loading... Hard Drive Not Initialized In Disk Management

I leave you some suggestions below: http://ccm.net/download/file-management-53 Once all data is saved, try to test the drive with Data Lifeguard Diagnostic: http://products.wdc.com/support/kb.ashx?id=jNQXrc Unfortunately, if the drive keeps giving you the I/O You'll be using the Disk Health program to run a test on the disk, the Disk Erase program for wiping data, and the Partition Editor for creating partitions. Reply to dallasjoh PaperdocMay 29, 2009, 1:35 AM ANY blank new hard drive needs a two-step process to prepare it for use by Windows. this contact form Sign in Share More Report Need to report the video?

The final output was "User Partition Format Successful - Elapsed Time 0 mins 0 secs". How To Fix I O Device Error External Hard Drive Fails a Disk Health check? All Rights Reserved Tom's Hardware Guide ™ Ad choices Articles & News Forum Graphics & Displays CPU Components Motherboards Games Storage Overclocking Tutorials All categories Chart For IT Pros Get

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Do you have important data on the drive? These noises indicate serious mechanical issues which are not repairable. As you mentioned that the data on the drive is really important, keep in mind that when trying to retrieve the data by yourself may further damage the drive or the External Hard Drive Cannot Initialize I O Device Error I think WD has tool that's based on this, as well.

Please try the request again. I'd go this way. Don't think this is relevant, but here's the technical stuff for anyone with nothing better to do than read them: WD 250GB 3.5" Caviar Blue SATA (brand new)Win 7 Pro 32-bitHope http://amazonfonts.com/hard-drive/can-39-t-format-external-hard-drive.html If your drive does not show up in disk management, or will not format correctly, it is probably a bad drive.

Mike. "Profit begins when you buy NOT when you sell." {quote passed down to me from a wise man} Now go beat the copper out of something, Miked The Following 5 TipsNNTricks 374,213 views 19:34 Recovering Unallocated and Locked Hard Drive Volumes (Win7 and XP tools) - Duration: 8:12. 1738 Creations 408,274 views 8:12 Initializing Disk Drives - Duration: 3:13. Does anyone have any ideas how I proceed from here?Anyone know any HDD recovery software that can find a HDD without a drive letter? But I lost some home videos.

Can you give us specs of your computer and what OS too? But all of my large video files are essentially lost. No point formatting or partitioning if the drive isn't even exposed to the OS. But, if you're not too familiar with Linux, Parted Magic is well worth the $10.

Loading... I validate and I get an error: "Unable to initialize because of an I/O error" What should I do ? I can hear it seeking, but then gives up.... Are there any strainge noises coming from the drive, like ticking sounds?

Is this a new drive or you have been using it without any problems? Tried the "The Solution for Seagate 7200.11 HDDs" but the drive still has 0MB drive. So are you saying that the Linux tool is free and for Windows it's $10? 10-19-2014,01:08 AM #9 matador View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message SMF Badges of Honor Member FreeCompConsultant 127,319 views 4:44 Tutorial: How to repair broken hard disk drive and recover your data.

Using standard WIn7 Sart->Computer->Manage->Disk Management It recognizes the drive but says it is not initialized. By gasman66 in forum Introduce yourself Replies: 6 Last Post: 03-23-2014, 04:03 PM Computer Question: Why Doesn't the "Imbed" links in the "reply to thread" box appear? what to do, what to do ? UnlistedTV 981,047 views 4:05 How to Initialize hard drive in Windows 7 setup - Duration: 2:06.

I had the most luck with the software GetDataBack for NTFS (I'm using version 4.33). Is there anything I can try to repair the drive?I doubt this.Maybe you did something similar, but not that exact "fix" (mainly the actual terminal commands are AFAIK/AFAICR different on earlier Win xp you got to go to adminstartive tools and it's somewhere in there I know it also has it since I had to do that before.