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External WD 1TB HDD 'Not Initialized' - I/O error not allowing me

Question: External WD 1TB HDD 'Not Initialized' - I/O error not allowing me

I have this WD 1TB external drive that stopped working a while ago. I am trying to initialize it in order to perhaps try to recover data from it using a Data Recovery Wizard.

When connecting the drive via USB, it only sometimes shows up in 'Devices and Printers' as connected through USB (ie, it allows me to click 'Eject My Book' in the task bar). When it shows up there, I can also see it in Disk Management as 'Disk 2, Unknown, 931.51 GB, Not Initialized' with a little red downward facing arrow icon.

When I right click the icon (with the red arrow) and choose Initialize, it hangs a bit and then shows an error saying "The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error"

When I run 'USB device viewer' (UVCView) this is what shows up next to that device :






Quote:
---===>Device Information<===---
English product name: "My Book"

ConnectionStatus:
Current Config Value: 0x01 -> Device Bus Speed: High
Device Address: 0x02
Open Pipes: 3

===>Endpoint Descriptor<===
bLength: 0x07
bDescriptorType: 0x05
bEndpointAddress: 0x01 -> Direction: OUT - EndpointID: 1
bmAttributes: 0x02 -> Bulk Transfer Type
wMaxPacketSize: 0x0200 = 0x200 max bytes
bInterval: 0x00

===>Endpoint Descriptor<===
bLength: 0x07
bDescriptorType: 0x05
bEndpointAddress: 0x81 -> Direction: IN - EndpointID: 1
bmAttributes: 0x02 -> Bulk Transfer Type
wMaxPacketSize: 0x0200 = 0x200 max bytes
bInterval: 0x00

===>Endpoint Descriptor<===
bLength: 0x07
bDescriptorType: 0x05
bEndpointAddress: 0x82 -> Direction: IN - EndpointID: 2
bmAttributes: 0x03 -> Interrupt Transfer Type
wMaxPacketSize: 0x0040 = 1 transactions per microframe, 0x40 max bytes
bInterval: 0x06

===>Device Descriptor<===
bLength: 0x12
bDescriptorType: 0x01
bcdUSB: 0x0200
bDeviceClass: 0x00 -> This is an Interface Class Defined Device
bDeviceSubClass: 0x00
bDeviceProtocol: 0x00
bMaxPacketSize0: 0x40 = (64) Bytes
idVendor: 0x1058 = Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
idProduct: 0x1102
bcdDevice: 0x1025
iManufacturer: 0x01
English (United States) "Western Digital"
iProduct: 0x02
English (United States) "My Book"
iSerialNumber: 0x03
English (United States) "57442D574341534A30333735383434"
bNumConfigurations: 0x01

===>Configuration Descriptor<===
bLength: 0x09
bDescriptorType: 0x02
wTotalLength: 0x0039 -> Validated
bNumInterfaces: 0x02
bConfigurationValue: 0x01
iConfiguration: 0x06
English (United States) "Configuration0"
bmAttributes: 0xC0 -> Bus Powered
MaxPower: 0x00 = 0 mA

===>Interface Descriptor<===
bLength: 0x09
bDescriptorType: 0x04
bInterfaceNumber: 0x00
bAlternateSetting: 0x00
bNumEndpoints: 0x02
bInterfaceClass: 0x08 -> This is a Mass Storage USB Device Interface Class
bInterfaceSubClass: 0x06
bInterfaceProtocol: 0x50
iInterface: 0x04
English (United States) "WD Mass Storage Interface"

===>Endpoint Descriptor<===
bLength: 0x07
bDescriptorType: 0x05
bEndpointAddress: 0x01 -> Direction: OUT - EndpointID: 1
bmAttributes: 0x02 -> Bulk Transfer Type
wMaxPacketSize: 0x0200 = 0x200 max bytes
bInterval: 0x00

===>Endpoint Descriptor<===
bLength: 0x07
bDescriptorType: 0x05
bEndpointAddress: 0x81 -> Direction: IN - EndpointID: 1
bmAttributes: 0x02 -> Bulk Transfer Type
wMaxPacketSize: 0x0200 = 0x200 max bytes
bInterval: 0x00

===>Interface Descriptor<===
bLength: 0x09
bDescriptorType: 0x04
bInterfaceNumber: 0x01
bAlternateSetting: 0x00
bNumEndpoints: 0x01
bInterfaceClass: 0x03 -> HID Interface Class
bInterfaceSubClass: 0x00
bInterfaceProtocol: 0x00
CAUTION: This may be an invalid bInterfaceProtocol
iInterface: 0x05
English (United States) "WD HID Interface"

===>HID Descriptor<===
bLength: 0x09
bDescriptorType: 0x21
bcdHID: 0x0111
bCountryCode: 0x00
bNumDescriptors: 0x01
bDescriptorType: 0x22
wDescriptorLength: 0x0021

===>Endpoint Descriptor<===
bLength: 0x07
bDescriptorType: 0x05
bEndpointAddress: 0x82 -> Direction: IN - EndpointID: 2
bmAttributes: 0x03 -> Interrupt Transfer Type
wMaxPacketSize: 0x0040 = 1 transactions per microframe, 0x40 max bytes
bInterval: 0x06


When I run WD Data LifeGuard Diagnostics, the drive seems normal other than the fact that a spin up time is 'wrong' (see attached screenshots).



Any idea what I should try next? I would definitely love to be able to recover data from this drive without spending a fortune through data recovery businesses.

Thank you for your help!

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Hi I have a wd 2tb external hard drive problem (i think its dead) Yesterday my hdd was working fine i powered down went to bed this morning I couldn't find my drive in my computer.
i opened up computer management and selected disk managment. at the top it shows my c drive and system reserved at the bottom it shows the c drive and drive 1 stating its not initialized.(see attached screen shot)
when i tryed to performe this task it gives me an error of the request could not be perfomed due to an I/O error.

i have checked all cables and replaced this hasnt helped.
i downloaded partition find and mount which shows my hdd but states it has 0kb (see attached screen shot).after scan no visable partitions no newpartitions.
i downloaded the wd hdd wizard and tryed to write 0 to the drive this failed.
I downloaded mini tool partition wizard that cant find the drive.(screen shot)
I took the hdd to a computer store he couldnt find it in disk management.
seatools for windows results cant find it
disk checkup ran results in screenshot cant run self test
HDD scan
all show 0KB no partitions so my question is is it dead???
 

Answer:WD External HDD 2TB not initialized I/O ERROR is it dead???

Hi, papaikolaou1980. Welcome to Major Geeks!

Unfortunately, none of the screenshots are showing here. But, if you've done everything listed in your post and the drive isn't showing properly, I'd say it "died" and if still under warranty, you should get a replacement. If it's a "green" series rather than "blue" or "black", I'd avoid getting another one as there have been many dependability issues with WD's "green" series.
 

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I have a 1TB external my passport USB hard disk.It was working fine till last week but when i plugged it in today windows 7 didn't recognize it.I can see the hard disk in Disk management as "Disk1 Unknown Not initialized" but can't see it under my computer.Also the hard disk light is blinking continuously .When i plug it in USB port it tries to read data and the there is a clicking sound.It clicks few times and then it goes completely silent.
I have tried using various partition tools like MiniPartation and TestDisc etc but they don't even recognize the hard disk

Any help is much appreciated. My priority is recovering data I can buy a new hdd if i can recover data.
Please let me know if u need more info.I am posting a screenshot of disk manager for reference.

Thanks!!!!

Answer:Disk1 Unknown Not Initialized error for external HDD

My Passport is Western Digital. Isn't it?

I am not placing much hopes on your drive. It doesn't even show the capacity.

Anyway let us check your drive with Datalifeguard Diagnostics for DOS.

Please see this post and execute. Please help,disk 1 unknown not initialized (western digital external)

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This quick new hard disk. So sad I cant access it anymore? why this happen?

You can see from the photo MY computer cant even see this driver anymore, so I check on the
- Disk management it said unknown no driver letter too ,Not initialized.
-Click Initialized it said i/o device error

I have try uninstall the device and restart let it install again still the same.
Checking many thread have the same problem, I wonder anyone solve this kind of problem before?
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Update the possible cause of it, I believe my external hard disk spoil because my laptop was low battery and suddenly off either it goes Hibernate or off there is no time to read or write in the hard disk.
Then I just unplug the external hard disk.

If you face this situation don't unplug it, turn on the computer back and do a proper remove or shut down everything.

Answer:1TWD external hard disk unknown,not initialized,unallocated,i/o error

Is this an external drive attached via a USB hub ??

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This occurred when it was just Win 8. I upgraded to 8.1 and it worked for about 8 hours. The drive installed and functioned 100% after upgrading to 8.1.....and then just stopped working again. Same issue. Again, the drive works fine in every other computer I connect it to. Every other drive and USB device works fine when connected to this tablet. Just this one drive on this one tablet refuses to initialize.

Any ideas?

Answer:Wd External HDD Not initialized

Tablet might not have enough power thru USB, smaller devices could work and this one is probably pulling too much. If that's the case you can connect it thru an USB splitter with it's own 5V power supply but that won't make it as portable.

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Hi,
 
I'm not even sure what the topic title should be. But I can tell you about my problem.
 
I plugged in a new Bipra 250 GB NTFS external Hard Drive with the intention of using it to clone my C Drive.  A scan of the new drive reported no errors.  However, when I tried to run AOMEI Backupper it quit with this message: 
 
Information Code:4120 
Failed to adjust partition size.
 
Although I could see the drive when I clicked on Safely Remove Hardware, I could not find the drive in Explorer.
 
In Device Manager the disk was listed as Mass Storage Device USB Device.  I tried updating the driver, but MS says the driver is up to date.
 
In Disk Management, the disk showed  as Disk 1  Basic Online.   232.88 GB  - Unallocated. 
 
Online I found information that said to right click the drive and choose New Simple Volume.  I did that. It ran. Still the drive goes unrecognized and I am unable to clone it. 
 
I tried a reboot with the drive plugged in.  When Windows started, I could see the drive in Explorer but a message said:  Location not available.
 
Well, dirty word. -- And now that is gone too and the drive once more shows as unallocated in Disk Management.
 
More info online tells me to partition the drive after running New Simple Volume. But now I'm afraid to do that, and I don't know why that is necessary. 
 
Also in Disk Management Help the in... Read more

Answer:asNew external HD not Initialized?

Can you post an image of Disk Management with the USB drive attached?
 
Edit: You can use Partition Wizard to create a partition in the unallocated space and format it NTFS.

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Hello there. This is my first post at this forum.

I have a probably 6-7 years old WD Elements 1TB external HDD. When I connect it to PC via USB I can hear ordinary HDD detected sound and after that it sounds some short beeps at 7-3-3 order. Here are some screenshots of my situation. Is there any way to recover my data stored in this HDD? My priority is saving my data but saving HDD would also be cool

Help me SevenForums-Wan Kenobi you're my only hope.

OS: Win7 Ultimate x64

Answer:External HDD is Unknown and Not Initialized

Jumunji is one of the best recovery techs around! However, I can ask this: Did the computer use the Smartware and DriveUnlock when operations were aok? If so, my best guess is: get the Smartware and DriveUnlock back to the aok-days' operations.

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If I go to the box to initialize it everything is greyed out.
There is nothing of any importance on the drive so if everything is lost it doesn't matter.

Answer:USB external hdd problem, not initialized.

This youtube video will help you do a chkdsk from Command prompt CLICK HERE if it works you might be able to recover the files.

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How would I get my computer to read the disk but not erase my data?

Answer:External HD not initialized, need data from it

Welcome to Seven Forums.
Here is a pretty good trouble shooting guide Troubleshoot: Windows won't recognize USB hard drive / fix unassigned drive letter - TechSpot OpenBoards You might want to try some of the suggestions posted.
Fabe

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Answer:1TB WD external hard disk not initialized

Is you have a empty hard drive kicking about or somewhere to store you data, move it all to there.
Then format you drive, see if that works.

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Hi all,

I'm having an issue where my external hard drive (WD Passport Ultra 2TB) is not displaying in my computer and is not initialized in Disk Management. This occurred after my computer crashed while I was pulling out data from the external hard drive. Now when I plug in the external hard drive, it has a clicking sound for a few seconds then stops with a blinking light.

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Currently I just want to take out all the data from this hard drive before I let this drive go if I can't save it. Is there any hope for me to save my files?

Best regards,
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Dear,
I have an external hard disk 4TB (Western Digital MyBook 25DA My Book Series - External Hard Drive | Western Digital (WD)) with bitlocker enabled (and i know the password).
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Can you help me? I got the same problem, sometimes my external driver say it was online, not initialized and some times it RAW, i was watching a movie but i kicked my external driver so it was forced to unplug, since then when i want to plug in it again the driver can't show up
Well this is my friend external driver and inside it my friend have 300gb files please help me

Sorry for my bad english

Answer:external drive say it was online, not initialized, and sometimes RAW

Hi andremarb,

Welcome to SevenForums.

From the description of your problem, I would think that the cable could have got damaged due the unceremonious kick that the HDD received. So as a first step use a new cable and check how your external drive behaves.

If the problem persists, please start a new thread explaining your problem in detail. Furnish full details of your external drive make/manufacturer/ Model /Capacity along with a full screenshot of how the drive appears in Windows Disk Management. Please adhere to the guidelines here Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

In the new thread, even if it is not me - so unreliable these days , some one else can address your concern. So move on with the new thread.

EDIT: Just noted that your post has been moved on to a new thread. But this post still holds - more details and screenshot after changing to a new cable.

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Hi, thanks for trying to help me with this.

I recently moved and had my external hard drive disconnected and in storage for several months. It is a Western Digital model# WD500H1U-00. It has a separate power supply. There is a blue light on the front that is illuminated all the time, except when I connect the HD, then it will flash. When I got unpacked I hooked it up to my desk top and the computer would not access it. I then tried to install it on my laptop with no success. Since then I purchased a USB cord, with no luck.

This hard drive has a LOT of irreplaceable information on it. Formatting it is not an option.

Kevin at SpywareHammer.com was helping me with some other stuff and suggested I:

Regarding the ext HD, try this please:

1) Control panel===>administrative tools===>computer management===>Disk management

2) You'll Should see a list of Disks, Is Disk 1 listed with no partition letter assigned? if so continue

3) Right mouse click into the disk field, select Change drive letter and paths ===> choose a letter from the drop down, select OK. the HD should now be available.

No luck here either. When I right click on the disk field nothing happens. When I right click on the title block(?) I get: Initialize Disk (faded), Offline, Properties and, Help.
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Answer:WD external hard drive not initialized.

I also downloaded "MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition". That program did not recognize the HD.

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(2) On rare and seemingly random occasions, my laptop does pick up the HDD as drive F: but usually asks me if I want to format it (nope!). At this point it also appears under Devices and Printers, My Computer and in Disk Management as 'RAW' and 'healthy'.

(3) On three occasions, I have seen the drive name; on two occasions, all of the files - and on one occasion, I was able to copy four files across to my laptop (before losing visibility of it). So I know all the files are there.

However the HDD disconnects itself (or is disconnected) quite quickly, such that I am back to position (1) for the vast majority of the time.

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Hi, i'm new on this forum. I was searching for an answer to this issue in a lot of threads but i didn't find something to fix it.

I built an external hd using the hard disk of my old laptop (Fujitsu MHV2120AH PL) and a Woxter i-Case 240.

When i connected it via USB i went to the Disk Manager and saw the unit as "Disk 1 Unknown Not Initialized". But there was something else, the disk has a size of 120GB but the Disk Manager shows only 700MB.

The Disk Manager didn't allowed me to format this partition and when I press on "Initialize disk" it didn't do anything.

I used a Linux Live CD and I had the same issue, i tried to create a new partition table but it didn't create it and GParted didn't allow me to create a new partition answering that i need a partition table first.

I tried with Diskpart without any result too.

This HD had an Windows XP installed on the old laptop and before dissamble it i made a quick format with the Bootable CD of my laptop. The quick format was interrupted when the program was copying the files necesary to install Windows XP.

Do you have any idea?

Answer:Unknown - Not Initialized Disk (External HD)

Hello Matterito!

You could try a couple of things: changing the enclosure, as this one's controller may be corrupt, or hooking up the disk directly to the computer.
Also, see if your USB drivers need updating.








  
Quote: Originally Posted by Matterito


This HD had an Windows XP installed on the old laptop and before dissamble it i made a quick format with the Bootable CD of my laptop. The quick format was interrupted when the program was copying the files necesary to install Windows XP.


Following this, it may be that your disk is just damaged. It could be just that the partition table is corrupted, so may be writing full zeros to the disk and repartitioning and reformatting it would help fix the issue. That is in the case that you don't need the information on the drive.

CK_WD

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Please help me to get my important data from my bad hard disk,

I have a segate 500 GB usb external HDD, It was working fine since last 3 years. yesterday i connect this to a XP machine, and start coping some data. the coping speed was very slow, so I restarted the machine in between. After that I LOST MY hdd, it never be back. I tried a lot.. no success till now.
Please help me get my data back:

Answer:How do i fix unknown, not initialized and unallocated external hd?

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news ... but I had almost exactly the same thing happen to me on a Seagate 2TB hard drive. Working for months, even passing surface checks with no errors and then, one day -- "bad disk".

I've tried every data recovery app I could find against it (4 of them) and none of them find anything.

I've had drives fail me over the years and have never run into this situation where the drive powers up but NOTHING can be recovered from it.

So, I've resorted to sending it off to a local data recovery outfit

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Hey guys,

I have this new Western Digital My Book that I got about 6 months ago and it suddenly will not show up when I plug it in. I tried looking for solutions on what's happening but I can't get past the first few steps, until I found one where it says that the drive is probably toasted! Anyway, I'm still not giving up hope. I tried it on two computers, I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the driver but it's still the same. I tried initializing it and it's giving me "The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error". I would like to chkdsk it but I forgot what the drive letter of the hard drive, so I can't really search it.

Here're some screenshots.


Also didthis :

Thanks for your time!

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Hello to All,
I have a 500 GB external USB drive that I can't access on my wife's Windows 8.1 laptop. I have confirmed that is in good operating condition on my XP PC where I can access all my files but in Computer Management on the Windows 8.1 laptop it displays as Disk 1 with a red arrow pointing down and it says Unknown and Not Initialized. Can someone help?
Thanks
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4500U CPU @ 1.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 69 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 7908 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 940362 MB, Free - 902392 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., Inspiron 5537
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:External USB Drive Unknown and Not Initialized

With the USB drive plugged in, go to Control Panel > Device Manager. Then see if there are any yellow exclamation marks. Try right click, update driver.
 

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Please help me fix this problem. any information you need just ask me i will tell you all you need.

Thanks in advance

Answer:How do i fix unknown, not initialized and unallocated external hd?

Right click on it and choose Create Parittion. Choose the type of partition. Then format it. I recommend doing the slow format. It may take an hour or so, but I think you're better off in the long run.

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Hi,

My problem is as follows:
External Hard Drive (1Tb WD Elements) that I've been using for a few months now has data on that I would very much like to keep.
It was working fine until yesterday in which I tried opening a VS project which became unresponsive, tried closing everything down and turning off computer which just froze the computer leading to a hard reset (button held for 5 seconds)

Since then the External Hard Drive has not been shown in Windows Explorer and in Disk Management is shown as "Unkown" and "Not Initialized"


The Drive will still be seen correctly in Device Manager and if uninstalled it will say it has correctly installed and is ready to use.


Attempts to recover data or Initialize the drive have not worked and I have followed and looked up multiple ways to recover and other similar cases. I'm fairly certain for the data recovery the drive needs to be initialized (which just throws me an I/O error upon attempting the process) as looking at the Volume section in the properties of the device the size of the drive is listed as 0Mb.


My Last resort is taking it to a data recovery shop and hope they can grab the stuff on there.

Any help is muchly appreciated thanks.

Answer:External Hard Drive Not Initialized

I'm not up on WD Elements. Did that HD come with a form of Smartware, and in that Smartware, was there a utility that would come up and either ask you to type in the user-assigned password or it would automatically type in the saved password and pass same onto The System -- and unlock the WD Elements? I ask because I'm a little familiar with WD Passport, not WD Elements.

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Hi,
I have an WD Elements 1023 external hard drive which I want to connect to my laptop which runs a 64 bit Windows 7 Home Premium. When I connect the device, it shows up in the device manager and the driver is installed properly.
However, it doesnt show up as a drive and in the Disk Management, it shows as Disk1 unknown. When I try to Initialize the disk, I get a error that the "The Media is write protected".
Its been a real pain as I have a lot of data init and unable to access it.
It wud be great if anybody could suggest me a solution for this.
Screen shot of how the drive appears in the device manager
https://picasaweb.google.com/114564433723979804644/March3201202#5715608574510479554
Screen shot of how the drive appears in the disk manager
https://picasaweb.google.com/114564433723979804644/March32012#5715607129219976018
Regards
hechesspee

Answer:External HDD not getting initialized in Disk Manager

Have you tried this on another PC - is it recognised?
Have you tried manually assigning a drive letter in disk management? This article gives you step by step instructions on how to do this.

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Hi i would like to ask why this happen. My external hard disk is detected by computer but doesn't appear in hard disk panel , it only appears on Devices. When i go to computer management. This is the output. Same when i use it to other computers. please help. im just new here and no good at computers.

External HDD : Western Digital My Passport 0740 (500Gb)

Answer:Disk 1 unknown not initialized - an external HDD

  
Quote: Originally Posted by empog


Hi i would like to ask why this happen. My external hard disk is detected by computer but doesn't appear in hard disk panel , it only appears on Devices. When i go to computer management. This is the output. Same when i use it to other computers. please help. im just new here and no good at computers.

External HDD : Western Digital My Passport 0740 (500Gb)




Hi empog,

Welcome to Seven forums.

It could be an either an issue with the harddrive itself or it is formatted in a partition which is not recognized by windows.

Once the harddrive is connected open command prompt and type diskpart and hit enter. Then type list disk and hit enter.

Whatever information is displayed kindly post a screenshot for the same.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Keep us posted with the results so we can advise you further.

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I've got 600GB HD (Rock mobile disk) that goes without saying need to be recuperated. It was working fine earlier this summer when I last accessed it. A few weeks ago, I plugged it in again and it gave me an I/O Device Error, read and unspecified error.

I have been researching a solution non stop and today when i plugged it in once again something worst happened, this time I see a External HD not Detected: Disk 1, Unknown, Not Initialized in Disk Management.

Can someone please help?

The irony... we get an external drive to protect our data and not loose it and then this happens

Answer:External HD not Detected: Disk 1, Unknown, Not Initialized

Try this to salvage what you can from it: Download MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition - MajorGeeks
Do that before any attempts to repair.
If nothing, portable drives are even less reliable than stationary ones and it's interfaces are prone to malfunction.

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I see the external disk in Disk Management but it is not getting displayed in My Computer nor any data recovery software is detecting it :(
Image attached..
When I right click on disk 1 Initialize Disk option is also disabled.

Please help!
-Zia

Answer:Seagate external hard disk not getting initialized

What are the other options when you right click on the disk?

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I am using windows 8 and I have read previous threads with similar issues that I face but my problem is unique. My 60GB external Hard disk was manufactured by FUJITSU and was taken out of a dell laptop. When I bought a case for it yesterday it was tested in a laptop computer to see if it was working before I paid for the case and it was working properly. However, the owner of the laptop removed the cable without safely ejecting the drive first. Later, I connected it to several computer and it would install and be detected in Device manager, Disk Management and even devices and printers but it does not show in My Computer nor does autoplay options pop up. In disk management it is shown as Disk 1 unknown not initialized as shown in the attached screenshot.

I notice that whenever i open disk management, it prompts me to initialize the disk but when i chose gpt and click ok, this window pops up

when I right click the Disk 1 the initialize option is gray and only offline, properties, and help are available. I used mini partition tool and this is what i get

I am at my wits end. Please assist. I do not need what is inside the hdd. I just want it to work.

Answer:External Hard disk not initialized, unknown.

"I notice that whenever i open disk management, it prompts me to initialize the disk but when i chose gpt and click ok, this window pops up"

Did you try initialising it as an MBR disk?

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My external HDD has crashed after unplugging it accidentally while using it. I believe the directory structure has been corrupted. The external HDD shows Unknown, no size, and Not Initialized on the Disk Management screen:

I have tried using MiniTool Partition Wizard as described in this thread.

I'm not sure where to go now to try to recover the data on this HDD.

Thanks for your help in advance.

Answer:External HDD shows Unknown, no size, Not Initialized

Try the Data Recovery tool of Partition Wizard.

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It is my brother's hard drive & it has very important data related to his working. It is a 2tb WD my passport ultra external hard disk which was used as NTFS with only one partition.
My brother told me that he deleted some data from the drive by mistake and was recovering the data from the drive but all the windows recovery programs he used just hanged after few minutes (which is also a sign of bad sectors). Then he done the blundered mistake by formatting the drive, the formatting also not completed due to hang situation.

Now the current situation is that the drive is not showing in the windows explorer and when I open the disk management ,the popup came up for initializing the disk either as MBR or GPT. When I try to initialize the disk, it gives me this error:- "The request failed due to a fatal device hardware error". I have attached a few screenshots below.

I have tried cloning the drive with clonezilla, tried booting the drive with parted magic, Hire n boot and system rescue CD but neither of them recognized the drive and some also rejected to boot with the drive attached.
Now currently i am scanning this disc for recovering the lost partition in the 'Partition Recovery Wizard' software according to the advice on some old thread here, but this software has detected my disk as 'bad Disk' in the file System column as you can see in the fifth image, so i don't have much hope with this software.

Please tell me if there is any hope left for drive like try... Read more

Answer:wd 2tb external drive - unknown, not initialized and unallocated

Hello nsingla and I am sorry you and your brother have this problem!

Things don't look so good now. You've done and tried a lot with aim you need, still looks like the drive's partition table and/or file system are corrupted to a stage that prevents other software to work correctly onto the drive.

I could additionally suggest trying to scan and repair the drive. Try downloading the WD ultra Drive Utilities for Windows and see if you could repair the drive:

Support Answers

If nothing works, the drive is probably too damaged and beyond repair. Hope this is not the case. But perhaps the worst part for the drive was the formatting attempt. Which, by definition, would delete everything from the HDD.

Good luck and post back with results!

CK_WD

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hello there ,
i have a Toshiba hard drive 500 GB it was working fine but suddenly when i plugged into my laptop i discovered it is not working and when i go to disk management it said Disk 2 unknown and not initialized.
i tried to plug it in another computers but nothing changed.
i have many thing in that drive i need them so could you please help me ?
 

Answer:my external hard drive is unknown and not initialized

I assume you have tried another usb cable; that is the very first thing to do.
If you have already done the above, then the next thing I would do would be to pull the drive out of the enclosure and connect it as an internal drive. Note you must have a working desktop to accomplish this task. If that does not work, you can send the drive to a data recovery shop. This last step is NOT cheap so get an estimate. A simple recovery using software can run $250 or so plus the cost of whatever media you want the data copied to AND it goes way up from there.
i have many thing in that drive i need them so could you please help me ?Click to expand...

Data you do not backup is data you do not care about AND you should expect to lose said data. All drives fail; it is only a question of when your drive will fail.
 

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I have a external hard drive that's not initialized, but it recognizes with a messages pops up saying my drive is ready for use, but it doesn't show up under My Computer. I have a Windows 7 desktop PC that is a Home Premium 32-bit Anytime Upgrade. I'm thinking it's not fried, and I'm thinking that way because I received the message it found new hardware and ready to use? Or is it dead?

Also, I don't have a spare enclosure, and tools to open it up, so taking it out of the enclosure would be out of the question.

Thank you for any help!
 

Answer:Solved: External hard drive not initialized?

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This drive was originally a Maxtor back-up drive that my brother in law could never get to accomplish a successful back-up routine when running on his XP desktop system or his new Vista laptop. He gave it to me and I installed upgraded software and tried it on my Vista x64 system and again recieved "back-up failed" error messages. I decided to delete all contents on the drive and use it as a basic external storage drive. My problem is now my system see's it as "Drive not yet initialized". How do I initialize this drive?It's a Maxtor One Touch III, 200 Gb. 

Answer:Disk not initialized when trying to format external USB drive

Do it thru Disk Management...right click My Computer...select Manage...then Disk Management.

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Hello,
first of all I would just like to point out that I am not a native speaker so I apologize in advance for the mistakes I might make.
I have a problem with my external hard drive. The drive is Verbatim 47512. Last year I unplugged the drive without safely removing it first. When I plugged it in again it asked me to format the drive. As I didn't wanna loose my files I tried using Recuva and it worked. However, the process took too long and I was leaving for ten months the next day so I had to stop the process. I wanted to continue when I got back but the drive wasn't working at all. I couldn't even turn it on. I kept trying and after some time it started to work again. When I plug it in, I can't find it in my computer. But I can find it in the disk management. I'm attaching a picture, it says it's uninitialized and that it needs to be initialized. I don't know what it means and I'm scared it might delete my files. It also says that it's allocated and unknown. https://postimg.org/image/zci27fe6h/
I downloaded MiniTool Partition Wizard and it says that my disk is bad. I don't know how to proceed, can you please help me? Or should I give up?
https://s3.postimg.io/mkjzqz85f/Bez_n_zvu.jpg

Answer:External hard drive- not initialized, allocated

Welcome to the forum if it's blank it's lost the partition you need specific partition recovery software you don't want normal recovery once the partition is recovered file should be there if you Google free partition recovery there is lots of good free ones

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I had a WD 2TB external drive which I transferred successfully to a USB 3.0 enclosure months ago. Then I moved and the drive has been packed away in the trunk of my car since.

I just got it out as I need some files on it, and when I hooked it up it didn't work: the computer recognized it as a CD drive or something... in Computer it would not show up or show up as just a drive letter ... in disk management it said No Media. I tried it on another PC too to no avail.

After much research, the most likely solution looked to be to get a new enclosure. So I did, but the drive still isn't working, but in a different way.

When I first hooked it up, all looked well: the system tray showed correct recognition of the drive and enclosure type/brand and installed the drivers successfully.

But the drive no longer shows up in Computer at all, and in disk management it now prompts me to initialize the disk, and has it marked as Unknown, Not Initialized.

I have spent all day trying to fix this problem, and have read a million threads on different sites and tried everything, to no consequence. I need the files on the drive, and have tried all of the following:

- booting in ubuntu and knoppix via cd - drive is not recognized

- every major app for this type of problem i saw recommended: seagate seatools, partition wizard, wd data lifeguard diagnostics, power data recovery, find and mount, a bunch of stuff on hiren's boot cd, test disk, etc.

In most cases, the drive was not recognized at a... Read more

Answer:External Hard Drive HELL (Unknown, Not Initialized)

Do NOT initialize it. With a usb stick or dvd Puppy Linux boot firmly in place ready to boot, can you reconnect the WD 2TB drive back to the computer like it was in the old days? Boot Puppy Linux, copy all the data folders and files onto another reliable external media. If that does not work, you might be heading for a local business-oriented computer fix-it place. However, let's see what others here might want to add.

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Hi Jumanji,

My external HDD (WD) is not getting recognized in my laptop from last few weeks. I have followed different threads but didn't get any working solution.

I have tried below options:

1. Disk management : Initially showing MBR/GPT options but none worked. After that its showing my external HDD as 'Disk1 unknwon not initialized'.

2. MiniTools Partition Wizard : Installed MiniTools Partition Wizard v9 in my laptop however my external HDD is not showing in the tool as Disk2.

Could you please help me to get the issue resolved or recover the data at least.


Many thanks !!

Answer:External hard drive is showing 'Unknown Not Initialized'

Welcome onboard.

External HDD - Western Digital Model No/Name: ? Capacity : ?

Please post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management with only the faulty external connected. Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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1. Disk management showing disk 1 -unknown- -not initialized-

2. When i tried to initialized it show -incorrect function-

3. I tried the recovery software but all of them cant detect my external HDD

4. The Data Lifeguard Diagnostic from western digital managed to detect my external and showing there is bad sector but when i tried to repair, it give me this message -unable to repair bad sector-

Please help!!! is there any chance i can fix this?

Answer:Please help,disk 1 unknown not initialized (western digital external)

I guess there is mechanical problem with the hard drive. you can try checking and repairing bad sectors (http://www.articlesbase.com/hardware...s-6907958.html), or just send it to some drive repair center.
but, if there is important files on the drive, you'll have to recover data before repairing it.

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Guys please help me to fix my hard disk WD elements 1TB

I have tried so many ways to fix it.. but I got nothing in 4 days!!

I have tried from command prompt " chkdsk /f /r "
the first time I tried it works, but something error occured, and now I can't using that method..
when I tried to using that, just show " cann't open volume for direct access"

my hard disk didn't appear on my computer list, but I can reject it.

and anyway I have tried to using minitool partition wizard, but you all can see that my hdd didn't appear with the volume.. just show up disk 2 with 0.00 GB

Anyone can help me to solving this problem ?

btw, My english isn't good enough..but I hope all of you can understand what I mean

Thanks before.!

Answer:External hard drive disk unknown n not initialized!

Sorry to say your WD Elements is dead and you have tried everything.There is nothing left for me to do, honestly. I would have done the same thing before declaring it dead.. No DIY data recovery is possible. The only option open to you is to entrust it to Western Digital Data Recovery partners in your region. Check with them whether there is any hope of recovering data in good shape.Telephonic consultation is free.

https://support.wdc.com/Warranty/dat...y.aspx?lang=en

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It was working fine the other day, then out of nowhere it just stopped working on my mac, i plugged it into my windows laptop to get a better idea of what is going on, and it says (not initialized, unallocated)

On minitool it says bad disk, and logical type, can anyone explain how to fix this ? I know you have probably gotten this before and gotten bored, but please help me, i mainly just want the files and am prepared to throw this stupid hardrive away

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I had a WD 2TB external drive which I transferred successfully to a USB 3.0 enclosure months ago. Then I moved and the drive has been packed away in the trunk of my car since.

I just got it out as I need some files on it, and when I hooked it up it didn't work: the computer recognized it as a CD drive or something... in Computer it would not show up or show up as just a drive letter ... in disk management it said No Media. I tried it on another PC too to no avail.

After much research, the most likely solution looked to be to get a new enclosure. So I did, but the drive still isn't working, but in a different way.

When I first hooked it up, all looked well: the system tray showed correct recognition of the drive and enclosure type/brand and installed the drivers successfully.

But the drive no longer shows up in Computer at all, and in disk management it now prompts me to initialize the disk, and has it marked as Unknown, Not Initialized.

I have spent all day trying to fix this problem, and have read a million threads on different sites and tried everything, to no consequence. I need the files on the drive, and have tried all of the following:

- booting in ubuntu and knoppix via cd - drive is not recognized

- every major app for this type of problem i saw recommended: seagate seatools, partition wizard, wd data lifeguard diagnostics, power data recovery, find and mount, a bunch of stuff on hiren's boot cd, test disk, etc.

In most cases, the drive was not recognized at a... Read more

Answer:External Hard Drive HELL (Unknown, Not Initialized)

Do NOT initialize it. With a usb stick or dvd Puppy Linux boot firmly in place ready to boot, can you reconnect the WD 2TB drive back to the computer like it was in the old days? Boot Puppy Linux, copy all the data folders and files onto another reliable external media. If that does not work, you might be heading for a local business-oriented computer fix-it place. However, let's see what others here might want to add.

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Hello
I got my 1tB WD external disk and it's not working as it used to. The problem came from nowhere, suddenly, totally unexpected. There is/was my precious data on it which I collected for 10+ years and I'd like not to lose it.

Origin:
It was working fine a day ago, no problems occured. Hasn't been unplugged since then. Has never fallen. Has never had any kind of error. But: I've seen some kind of ".COM not responding" problem on my PC (don't remember, closed it immediately). I believe my laptop is in a good and healthy condition.

So, what my WD HDD does is:
- it can be seen as a device by my computer. I can plug it out safely.
- diode shows that it's working (not showing the data transfer activity)
- nothing else

What I see in Device Management/Storage is (as in the title):
Screenshot by Lightshot

What programs I used to try to restore partition:
- Mini tool Partition Recovery Home Edition (quick and deep scan, no results. Shows disk as a Bad Disk)
http://prntscr.com/2wpy8s
- Mini tool Power Data Recovery (pro, non-free tool, however after scan there was no results)
- Find and Mount (no results)
- TestDisk (quick and deep scan, no results)

What I haven't tried doing is connecting the HDD directly to the laptop.

Any suggestions?

Answer:External HDD shows as Unknown, Not initialized, Unallocated. Restore?

You should try directly conmcting it. If that does not work, try this: Recover a flash drive turned RAW ? Partition Wizard and TestDisk. Do recovery with partition wizard. (Don't mind the name) But if that does not work, your drive is dead. Like a wise man said, backup, backup, backup!

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Hey

Yesterday, I was working with my PC while my 1TB Seagate external hard (http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-FreeAgent-Ultra-Portable-External-STAA1000101/dp/B0045JLPMO) was plugged in via USB. The USB connection was a little bit loose.

Then when I was plugging a USB flash memory in, I noticed that the external hard was disconnected.
I connected it again, but it didn't appear in My Computer.
Here is the state in Disk Management and Device Manager:

After that, I plugged out the "SATA to USB converter" from the hard and connected it directly to SATA cable inside the PC case (like internal HDD), but this time nothing showed up in Disk Management, Device Manager and BIOS. However, it took a long time for the system to boot.
I searched and read lots of threads and tested some other stuff:

(It didn't appear in Minitool Partion Wizad).

I've got a lot of data on this HDD which really matters to me.
Any help is really appreciated.
 

Answer:FreeAgent 1TB External Hard stopped working (unknown, not initialized)

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Hey,

Yesterday, I was working with my PC while my 1TB Seagate external hard (http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-FreeAgent-Ultra-Portable-External-STAA1000101/dp/B0045JLPMO) was plugged in via USB. The USB connection was a little bit loose.

Then when I was plugging a USB flash memory in, I noticed that the external hard was disconnected.
I connected it again, but it didn't appear in My Computer.
Here is the state in Disk Management and Device Manager:




After that, I plugged out the "SATA to USB converter" from the hard and connected it directly to SATA cable inside the PC case (like internal HDD), but this time nothing showed up in Disk Management, Device Manager and BIOS. However, it took a long time for the system to boot.


I searched and read lots of threads and tested some other stuff:





(It didn't appear in Minitool Partion Wizad).

I've got a lot of data on this HDD which really matters to me.
Any help is really appreciated.
 

Answer:FreeAgent 1TB External Hard stopped working (unknown, not initialized)

Hi there Sedhadi,

If your HDD is failing the manufacturer's tests it is probably dead. IF you need to get your data back look for a reputable data recovery company in the area.
Hope that helps.
 

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Hi,

I'm new to this forum.

My external hard disk (Seagate) is detected in the task bar after connecting, but not visible in "My Computer".

It is visible in Device manager under Disk Drives but not under USB.

There are few threads in this forum which are similar to mine, except that their Drives are visible in the Disk Management as Unallocated Space, mine is not.

SEE ATTACHMENTS !!!!!!!!!

I've tried all tools, tried in Windows XP still no solution.

Is there any way to atleast recover the data !!!!!!!!!

Your reply is appreciated !!!!!!!!

SEE ATTACHMENTS !!!!!!!!!

Answer:External Hard Disk, Unknown, Not Initialized ! No Unallocated Space.

Hi Pradeep,

Welcome onboard.

" I have tried all tools" - can you please enumerate what all tools?

Have you tried running the Seagate SeaTools for Windows to diagnose/repair.

If not check your external drive now.

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Yesterday, I was working with my PC while my 1TB Seagate external hard (Amazon.com: Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 1 TB USB 3.0 Ultra-Portable External Hard Drive in Black STAA1000101: Electronics) was plugged in via USB. The USB connection was a little bit loose.

Then when I was plugging a USB flash memory in, I noticed that the external hard was disconnected.
I connected it again, but it didn't appear in My Computer.
Here is the state in Disk Management and Device Manager:



After that, I plugged out the "SATA to USB converter" from the hard and connected it directly to SATA cable inside the PC case (like internal HDD), but this time nothing showed up in Disk Management, Device Manager and BIOS. However, it took a long time for the system to boot.


I searched and read lots of threads and tested some other stuff:





(It didn't appear in Minitool Partion Wizad).

I've got a lot of data on this HDD which really matters to me.
Any help is really appreciated.

Answer:FreeAgent External Hard stopped working (unknown, not initialized)

Here are the screen-shots and images again:

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Hi everybody

Yesterday, I was working with my PC while my 1TB Seagate external hard (Amazon.com: Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 1 TB USB 3.0 Ultra-Portable External Hard Drive in Black STAA1000101: Electronics) was plugged in via USB. The USB connection was a little bit loose.

Then when I was plugging a USB flash memory in, I noticed that the external hard was disconnected.
I connected it again, but it didn't appear in My Computer.
Here is the state in Disk Management and Device Manager:



After that, I plugged out the "SATA to USB converter" from the hard and connected it directly to SATA cable inside the PC case (like internal HDD), but this time nothing showed up in Disk Management, Device Manager and BIOS. However, it took a long time for the system to boot.


I searched and read lots of threads and tested some other stuff:





(It didn't appear in Minitool Partion Wizad).

I've got a lot of data on this HDD which really matters to me.
Any help is really appreciated.

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Hello. Through the power of google, I have come here to see If I can get any help recovering data. Essentially found this thread: disk 1 is unknown, not initialized, unallocated and just having really similar issues.

Issue is with my sisters External Hard drive, a WD My Passport Elite 070B.
Asked her a few questions on how she was using the drive/any issues and she explained that she had to pull the usb plug while still reading/writing because it would hang/freeze (/facepalm)

Downloaded PW Minitool Recovery and EasyRecovery Pro Trial, but haven't really run any lengthy tests yet. Just tried them out for 10 mins to see if anything would show up. Going to leave the computer on tonight and do a full scan though.

Some other things I have tried:
-Tried connecting it to other PC's/Laptops(XP/Vista/Windows 7/OSX). Same thing.
-Tried different USB cables

Any suggestions or things I should try?

Answer:Unaccessible External Hard Drive: Disk 1 Unknown, Not Initialized

I'm facing the same problem too....
Un-detection of my ext BUFFALO MiniStation HD-PCTU3 3.0

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Have a 1TB Iomega USB3 external hard drive that worked well on both a desktop and laptop Win7/64 system. Now it shows up as unidentified and not initialized using computer/manage/storage/disk management. Disk Management also gives the optiin to initialize it but I declined because I would like to recover the data. The power light comes on and it spins up with both a USB3 or USB2 connections and is identified as an Iomega eGo drive when I use the USB eject function.
Hard Drive Sentinel does not recognize it at all. Any suggestions appreciated.

Answer:Previously functional USB3 external hard drive shows not initialized

1. Please post a screenshot of Disk Management with your external HDD plugged in. Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

2. It would indeed be prudent to recover the data before you try anything else on the HDD.

You may try to access the hard drive booting into a live Linux CD/pendrive.

Download Lucid Puppy (Ubuntu-Compatible Build) v5.2.8 ISO from http://puppylinux.org/main/Download%20Latest%20Release.htm

It is light and only 132.6 MB.

Make a Bootable pendrive with Rufus v1.3.2 (442 KB) http://rufus.akeo.ie/

It takes less than 2 minutes to create your bootable live Linux pendrive.

For more guidance on the recovery process directly get into the heading Recovering files from the non-bootable Internal Drive - applicable to recovery from any hard drive - in Lucid Puppy way to recover files from a non-bootable computer

You may also use this tutorial by Golden http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/256518-peppermint3-create-live-cd-dvd-usb-use-emergency-backup.html to create your bootable pendrive with Peppermint3 Linux.

Lucid Puppy or Peppermint3, in either case you can use Rufus to create your bootable pendrive.

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Hi,

I work for a company(lets call us Company A). We have what I believe to be a secure setup.

There is another company(Company B) who has moved into one of our unused buildings. This building networked so any machine configured to access our domain can get onto the network. Company B is only there because a senior manager in my company is good friends with a senior manager in Company B so they came to some "mates agreement".

Part of this agreement is that Company B can access the internet through our network. I do not believe this to be a good idea as they need to go through some of our servers and we know nothing about the IT setup in Company B. My main concern is that this potentially leaves us exposed to some some sort of attack that we can not prepare for. Another issue is around who is responsible for providing supportin this arrangement. My thoughts are that my company takes priority over any issues Company B has but they will not be able to resolve all issues without our assistance.

It's also worth considering that we spend quite a lot of money to prevent people from accessing our network. I dont understant why we would then freely give access.

I'm also concerned about who is to blame if this goes ahead and there is a security breach. To be honest I know the blame will initially fall on me so if I get overruled I'll not do anyhing until I send an email to all senior management outlining my concerns and get somebody to confirm that this is... Read more

Answer:Allowing an external company to access our network

Can you segregate the connection or connections from company B so that all of their traffic is on the Internet side of any firewall or internal routers you are using?

Here is something that may help you to convince management to have company B get their own broadband connection. With a shared connection, if anybody at company B were to get involved in any shady activity, such as illegal file sharing, it would be quite likely that your company could be on the hook for any fines, lawsuits, or worse.

You may also want to check the wording of any contracts you have with your Internet service provider and review their terms of service. They may prohibit sharing the connection with other companies.
 

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Whats up guys,
We have bunch of our employee's as Power Users (group) and just recently one needed to formatt their external harddrives but was given an error "Don't Have Sufficent Rights To Perform This Action".

Instead of moving those users into another group "admin" or so.

How can I allow Power Users to be able to perform this action? (gpedit.msc?)

Thanks in advance!
 

Answer:Allowing Power User To Formatt External Hard Drive.. Possible?

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This is my code:

import java.text.DecimalFormat;
import javax.swing.JOptionPane;

public class Printing

{

public static void main(String[]args)

{

int c;
double total;

String input;

DecimalFormat dfmt = new DecimalFormat("#0.00");

input = JOptionPane.showInputDialog("How many copies do you want to make? ");
c = Integer.parseInt(input);

c = 1111; //false number

if (c > 0 && c <= 99) {
System.out.println("Total = " + dfmt.format(total));
}

total = 0.30*c;

}

}


//the error is


java:25: variable total might not have been initialized
System.out.println("Total = " + dfmt.format(total));
^
1 error


Thanks matt
 

Answer:Variable not initialized JAVA error

Change 'double total;' to 'double total=0.0;'
 

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Hi,

Now whenever I try to open MS Word I receive the following message:

The Visual Basic environment could not be initialized.

From searching online, it seems something's wrong with my normal file.

What do I need to to to correct the file?

Thanks,
Keisha

Answer:Error: The Visual Basic environment could not be initialized.

Hi, welcome to TSF.

From what I can tell, you are right on the money about that normal file. You will want to start by renaming it.
The file is located in different areas depending on your OS, select the correct one from below and navigate there in explorer.
Windows XP
C:\Documents and Settings\user name\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates
Windows 7/Vista
c:\Users\user name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates

- Right click and rename the file to Normal.dot.bak
- Relaunch Word and post results here

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Hi. I was looking for some solutions for my hard disk and i ended up here looking for something. Please help on the issue.

1. I was using my my Hard Disk , it was connected and i an restarted my laptop. After it was on the laptop did not recognised the hard disk and i was unable to see it annwhere.

2. I troubleshooted it and saw a a yellow color triangle on WD SES Device . In Disk Management tab also it was not recognised. I uninstalled the SES Driver and and did a lot of things Finally the Hard disk was Recognised in Disk Management Tab as " DISK 2 - Unknown , and it wanted me to initialize the Hard " Disk. (Screenshot Added)

3. I also used various Software to recover my Data ( Data Rescue , EaseUS , iCare , Ontrack ) most of them showed Bad LBA (Sector 1) and so on, some even stopped after clicking on the Hard disk. Current i am running EaseUS and iCare, It will take 3-4 hrs to complete.

4. I Also used WD Drice Utility Software and it Showed me a " SMART Status Failed" and on Run Quick/Complete Drive test its not responsive. (Screenshot Added).


Please Help me on this Issue as i think the HD is not dead as of now and something can be done.

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Yes, my uncle cannot get onto his Windows Mail that I set up for him awhile ago. He gets this message when trying to log on MSOE.DLL could not be initialized. I have searched the internet and I cannot find a quick fix for this error. Seems as though I would have to go into the registry and screw with it. He is in NC right now and I am in another state. I don't really wanna sit here and describe to someone that doesn't really know their way around computers a fix that is complicated. Is there a download to fix this error causing Windows Mail to not work? Thanks.
 

Answer:Windows Mail error: MSOE.DLL could not be initialized

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Hello,

I have run into a problem that has been causing me quite a bit of headache as of late. A week ago, my WD Elements External Hard Disk is not displaying under hard disk drives, but does display under Devices and Printers. This is what it shows under computer management:

I have tried to initialize the disk using MBR and GPT options but failed receiving I/O Disk Error.

Please help, thank you.

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ok so i got a Seagate? 500GB hard disk
model: Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS


Im on a laptop and connecting the drives with a Manhattan hi-speed usb 2.0 to sata/ide adapter with power supply

I open disk management with either one of them plugged in, i can hear the disk is running and all, I see Disk1 appear on my disk manager screen... it says unknown and not initialized right on the left on the virtual disk manager
and when I open this screen, it prompts me to initialize the disk

It says:
"You must initialize a disk before Logical Disk Manager can access it."
I mark Disk1 and select Master Boot Record as partition style, and when I click OK, there's an error message saying "the device is not ready"

it worked before, it is actually brand-new.

The first time it was used I installed it and formatted on my laptop running windows 7 64bit, then I tried it on a Mac and it wasn't readable, so it was re-formatted (the guy who did it told me it should work on both mac and windows... ), still empty... now i have this problem, I don't know what I can do.

I have the exact same problem with another seagate? barracuda but this one is 500GB 7200.11 ST3500620AS, this one isn't brand-new, it was on a desktop mac.

pleasee someone help me, I hope I made myself clear, my english is not that good.

Answer:external HDD can't be initialized "the device is not ready"

Hello erickegg69 Welcome to the Seven Forums!

From the screens you have there note the screen that actually follows the first when adding a new drive. That will provide the option for selecting a drive letter.

Before the first screen however look on the square section next to the main volume seen at the left side where it says "unknown". You first have to right click on that in order to turn the drive "online". Once that is done you can proceed to use the add new drive wizard and assign a drive letter.

Upon closing the wizard up you can then open any explorer window or Computer to see a new drive icon with the assigned drive letter you selected since the external drive will then have been initialized correctly.

For use on both Mac and Windows alike you would leave that drive as Fat32 but simply see the drive made active unless you no longer plan to use the drive on the other machine and strictly for Windows use. Once you reformatted the first older drive to NTFS it was no longer cross platform between the two OSs. This is why you had to reformat a second time back to Fat 32.

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I have a WD External SATA 1TB Hard Drive that has ~700 GB of family memories/movies/documents/etc and it is now connected to Windows 8.

The original housing it came in was unsurprisingly cheap and the connection piece broke. I re soldered it on and the connection was made but the drive threw nothing but errors. I figured I messed it up so bought an external case and assembled it. Now however, the drive does not show up under my computer but does in Disk Management.

Disk Management claims that the HD has the full TB unallocated and not initialized. I don't want to initialize it because I don't want to lose the information I have on it. Any idea on how to get this working?

I have downloaded and used the Data Lifeguard available at WD and the External has passed the Quick Test so drivers are all there and working.

Thanks
 

Answer:WD External Drive "not initialized" but has data on it?

Umm, I would try first connecting it back to whatever PC version you were using before (Assuming Windows 7) and seeing whats up.

If that does not work, try messing with the connection that you re-soldered and making sure its all done fully correctly, something may have gotten crossed.
 

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Ok. All I am looking for today is to find out exactly what this firmware update fixes on the Samsung SSDs that run into the:   http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht082504 "The ThinkPad system may experience a bluescreen that may only appear for a very short time, followed by a reboot.  During POST, the system will display a POST 2100 error code indicating the drive cannot be initialized.  The machine will not boot into the operating system.NOTE:  Powering the system off and then on again will usually clear the error, but a warm reboot will not."  Our company has now over 400 Crucial MX100 SSDs in Lenovo X220 laptops and we are starting to see more and more of our X220s having this problem.  For Samsung drives, lenovo is offering a firwmare update however when we call Lenovo they say that they will not offer any firmware updates for the Crucial drive since it is 'unsupported' which is not true.All I am looking for today is "WHAT SETTING OR FEATURE IS FIXED ON THE SAMSUNG SSD DRIVES WITH THAT UPDATE???".  There are NO README files saying if the firmware update fixes TRIM or powersave features on teh SSD.  All i need to know is what they had to fix so I can try to get Crucial to release a firmware for their MX100 drives to fix this same issue. 













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:POST 2100 error code indicating the drive cannot be initialized and Crucial SSD

No one??? really? ahhh.. i'm going to have to reach into my corporate contacts i guess.

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Hello everyone. I'm looking for some help with a little install shield issue I'm having. I bought a Logitech G35 headset today (What can I say, I like Call of Duty) and came home to install it's special program needed to run all the bells and whistles on the headset. However, after extracting the .msi from the exe InstallShield comes up and says "The wizard was interrupted before Logitech G35 could be completely installed." Then there is a check box that says Show the Windows Installer log, so I check that, and all it says is "Error 2732.Directory Manager not initialized." I've done some google searching and apparently a lot of the instances of this bug have something to do with 'merge modules' but I honestly have no idea what those are, and don't think it applies to my case. After calling Logitech, I was told it was a problem with my install wizard or windows install. I've also ran some registry repair programs like CCleaner and Free Window Registry Repair.

Before I resort to reformatting, is there anything anyone can think of to rectify it? I consider myself pretty technically savvy, from 1 to 10 probably a 6 or 7, but I've reached my limit with this one. I can provide more information as requested. Thank you in advance!
 

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I am obviously new to the "high tech" arena. If not for plug-n-play I would be lost. I need help;

1. I am getting an error box when I try to install a software program on my laptop that I have successfully run on my desktop. I have XP Home and plenty of space. The error box I get contains the following: C:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt "The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and MS Windows applications" What is this and how can I correct it?

2. My new laptop is loaded with WINDVD5 and has anVIDIA card. However when I attempt to play a DVD I get the following; "Create overlay failed, reduce the resolution settings and try again" I have gone through the trouble shoot at least "7" times and have not been able to get the DVD to play. Can you help me?

Thanks
Chappdaddy77
 

Answer:Error Box not allowing install

For problem one, please start here:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;324767

For problem 2, do you have the latest Nvidia reference drivers?
http://majorgeeks.com/download3294.html
 

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I recently installed The Sims 3 on my roommates' HP computer. Vista Home Premium. Everything was working wonderfully until the game suddenly crashed and the computer told me that something called DEP was preventing the game from working properly for security reasons or whatever, so I took the steps necessary to add The Sims 3 to my exceptions list under DEP and received this message:

"This program must run with data execution protection(DEP) enabled. You cannot turn off DEP for this program."

Umm, why not! Is there anyway to get passed that? I think it's the fact that TS3 requires a lot of memory and maybe that freaks DEP out but I know that it's safe so it needs to chill out and let me play my game.

Help!?

Answer:DEP error not allowing gameplay

Hi,

Is the PC fully updated? Vista SP2 etc?

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Forgive me if this post is in the wrong place, I couldn't think of a better one. Yesterday I got on my pc and an error showed up saying "A network-related or instance specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL server" "(provider: Named Pipes Provider, error 40 - Could not open a connection to SQL Server)." Along with other things but I think that is the most important part. I had never heard of these SQL servers but after doing some research the most common thing people would say is to make sure my SQL browser servers were running and to go through some steps to turn them one, one of which was through the command prompt which didn't work. Another was to just find it in my program files but the only things in there were 2 folders 1 titled "Microsoft SQL Server" and one titled "Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition" and I couldn't find anything useful in there.  I'm thinking somehow something got deleted on my computer so I don't have the SQL server browser anymore but I'm not sure. If anyone knows about the SQL servers and could maybe help that would be greatly appreciated. I should also add that my computer does say I am connected to my Internet and I am even able to open Steam and chat with friends but not able to open the steam store, and also I'm on Windows 10 and have been for a while now.

Answer:SQL server error 40 not allowing me to use any Web browser.

Have you run an extensive virus scan with an up to date antivirus and ran the free or paid for malwarebytes to ensure your system didnt get hit with anything? Are you able to use a restore point to go back to a time when your system didnt have this issue? It sounds like corruption or infection in your system with the browser. Steam client works because its working through its own services that are not browser dependent.

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Hey guys, hopefully someone has some suggestions for me. My fiance managed to get the Advanced Virus Remover and the Antivirus Pro Mailware. I searched around for some help with the mailware and found the geek police website. I searched through the forums and found some posts with the same problem. I decided to run a combo fix program that was posted by the website.

I didn't read the initial post in that forum saying to not run programs from other people's posts since they are custom for each person based on the hijack this log. Doh!!!

Anyway, I tried downloading hijack this to create a log but it wouldn't install. I even tried installing it in safe mode. Next I tried to install Mailwarebytes but got the same result. Finally one of the members from the forum site sent me a link for SystemLook.exe. I was able to install it in safe mode, ran it, submitted a report to the site. They directed me to a link for avenger.exe which scanned for rootkits. Then I submitted the output log and they gave me a link for combo-fix.exe. I got it to run in safe mode and finally the ridiculously annoying popups subsided.

It cleaned out the infected files and the infected registry keys. I submitted the output log and they felt it was taken care of. I tried to install AVG 8.5 and I got this error message:

Local machine: installed successfully
Installation:
Warning: Action failed for registry key HKCU\Software\Avg (Administrator): creating registry key....
Error 0x80070005
Warni... Read more

Answer:Registry Error not allowing any installs, please help

You may have indeed damaged your computer with the use of ComboFix. It's a powerful tool and very effective to remove malware but should never be used without the help of an expert.

As for iTunes, read this and this.
 

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I have a 8 month old AMD Thunderbird 800MHz (Socket A Asus PC-133) with 128MB SDRAM and Western Digital 30GB UDMA Hard drive using Windows ME.

A few days ago, my hard drive started slowing down tremendously (it took a few minutes before it responded to my button clicks). Norton Antivirus 2001 said there were no viruses (checked within Windows and from a bootable disk. My last updated virus signature file was ~2 days old). Scandisk said there were ERRORS that prevented it from continuing to fix the disk. I noticed that the C:\Windows directly was no longer accessible.

After reading this forum, I decided that my only options was salvage my remaining data on a temporary media and reformat the current hard drive (i.e., hooking up a second hard drive to the primary controller, formatting this new hard drive, installing Windows ME on this new hard drive, configuring the new hard drive as the "master" and the old hard drive as the "slave," and then copy my data from the old hard drive to the new hard drive).

Unfortunately, along the way, the OLD hard drive could no longer be accessed. My windows explorer shows only the NEW hard drive (not my old one with my data on it). In fact, on boot-up, I get notices that "SMART Failure Predicted on <my hard drive>. WARNING: Immediately backup your data and replace your hard disk drive. A failure may be imminent"

I have tried:
1) Using the Western Digital Diagnostic Tools (did not help)
2) Using Norton Ut... Read more

Answer:Severe FAT error not allowing to access HD

closing duplicate, please view this thread
http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?threadid=47448

Please don't duplicate your posts, if you would have used the report thread button one of the mods would have moved it to the win forum for you.
 

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Forgive me if this post is in the wrong place, I couldn't think of a better one. Yesterday I got on my pc and an error showed up saying "A network-related or instance specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL server" "(provider: Named Pipes Provider, error 40 - Could not open a connection to SQL Server)." Along with other things but I think that is the most important part. I had never heard of these SQL servers but after doing some research the most common thing people would say is to make sure my SQL browser servers were running and to go through some steps to turn them one, one of which was through the command prompt which didn't work. Another was to just find it in my program files but the only things in there were 2 folders 1 titled "Microsoft SQL Server" and one titled "Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition" and I couldn't find anything useful in there.  I'm thinking somehow something got deleted on my computer so I don't have the SQL server browser anymore but I'm not sure. If anyone knows about the SQL servers and could maybe help that would be greatly appreciated. I should also add that my computer does say I am connected to my Internet and I am even able to open Steam and chat with friends but not able to open the steam store, and also I'm on Windows 10 and have been for a while now.

Answer:SQL server error 40 not allowing me to use any Web browser.

Have you run an extensive virus scan with an up to date antivirus and ran the free or paid for malwarebytes to ensure your system didnt get hit with anything? Are you able to use a restore point to go back to a time when your system didnt have this issue? It sounds like corruption or infection in your system with the browser. Steam client works because its working through its own services that are not browser dependent.

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I have a Sony Vaio with Windows xp operating system. Lately when I have tried to install anything on the computer it tells me c:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt system file is not suitable for running MS_DOS and Microsoft Windows Applications.......I haven't been able to find any info on this error or how to fix it. Any help would be appreciated..........Thanks, Lynn

Answer:system32 error not allowing any installs

Have you tried this yet?:
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;324767

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Hi guys. I'm new here. I've tried to read all the discussion about how to fix the unallocated hard drive but I just can't understand it as the cases were pretty much different than I'm facing of.

Here's my problem.
Yesterday my external hard drive seems normal, everything is fine, until there's a blackout and I have to put "sleep" to my laptop. After the power got back, the hard drive suddenly gone and when I check the list of drives under "Disk Management", it showed up as "Disk 1 - Unallocated".

(I've attached screenshots here for your viewing)

My external hard drive is WD My Passport 1TB. It contains a lot of valuable data I cannot afford to lose. I really hope there's a way to fix this, and once I get back all of those precious data I will buy another HD to transfer them ASAP because I cant let this happen to me again.

Your help is so, very much appreciated.
Any questions regarding my problem, let me know. I'll provide all of the details you guys need.

NOTE
1) I've tried TestDisk but on the "Analyse" process, it says "read error"
2) I've changed cable, but the situation remains the same.
3) I've tried Recuva, but it doesnt recognize my external drive.

Answer:WD EXTERNAL HARD DISK 1TB suddenly "unallocated" and "not initialized"

Hi!

First don't mess up with the WD drive settings.. download partition wizard 7 (its free)..then .. open it ..click wizard(menu) .. select partition recovery wizard.. and it will find the partitions on it i think.. that way you can recover your partition that has been lost.

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So i went to gpedit.msc-> Administrative Templates-> Windows Components-> App Package Deployment and when I try to enable any of the 6 settings there i get this error: Unhandled exception has occured in a component in your application.If you click Continue, the application will ignore the error and attempt to continue
Access is denied.(Exception from HRESULT:0x80070005
(E_ACCESSDENIED))
Please help!

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Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on Samsung 850 EVO SSD
After struggling for two weeks with a corrupted MBR, I have finally brought the system to boot and log into my user account. However, once logged in, all programs are unable to launch, instead opening a window headed "bdwtxag.exe - Bad Image". It further says:
"C:\Windows\system32\iphlpapi.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains and error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or the software vendor for support."
 
I have searched and tried the most common fixes, such as elevated commands in normal boot and safe mode:

sfc /scannow
&

sfc /scannow /offbootdir=c:\ /offwindir=c:\windows
Each time the commands return:
"Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation."
 
Previously, I had this error which I was able to resolve by deleting the problem files in C:\Windows\winsxs."There is a system repair pending which requires a reboot to complete. Restart windows and run sfc again."
 
Unfortunately, through all my scouring, I was unable to find a fix for the WRP error. I have tried to run the sfc offbootdir/offwindir command on the drive in question as a D:\ on another machine to the exact same error. Are there any other ways to attack this?

Answer:Error iphlpapi.dll Not Allowing Programs Start

With the troublesome drive in the second system...I would first run the chkdsk /r command on the troubled partitition as it appears in the second system.  You can accomplish this by clicking on the Properties tab of the troubled Windows partition in the second system...then electing to run chkdsk and putting check marks in both the Scan and Fix options.
 
Using Chkdsk The GUI Way
 
I would then move that drive back to its home...and try to run the sfc /scannow command.
 
Louis

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Windows 7 Ultimate- error regarding allowing Log in as Service "An unexpected error has occurred, Failed to save Local Policy Database"



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During a long period, I'm  doing a huge jobs to take back ownership for files, as attributes (write protected) atrib. My database for network policy setting, secedit.sdb have problem, corrupted(?). So to check my database, I went to CMD as
administrator. From CMD I run:
esentutl /g %windir%\security\database\secedit.sdb

Result:
C:\Windows\system32>esentutl /g %windir%\security\database\secedit.sdb
 
Extensible Storage Engine Utilities for Microsoft(R) Windows(R)
Version 6.1
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
 
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Hello,

I tried to change FIREWALL Settings to allow my downloaded programs to work efficiently.

I tried :;--- Start---> Control Panel---> System and Security---> Allow a program through Windows Security

However, here I get ERROR message--->Windows Firewall can not change some of your settings---ERROR Code : Ox80070422.

IN such case , Can anyone tell me how to change the the FIREWALL settings to allow the programs to RUN without any error. ?

Shashikant

Answer:Allowing Programs through FIREWALL settings--ERROR CODE: Ox80070422

Error code 0x8007042c is an error for "The dependency service or group failed to start".This will indicate that there may not be a problem with the Windows Firewall Service (MpsSvc) but instead with other Services that it needs so that it can start itself.

So here are the necessary Services that Windows Firewall needs on Windows 7:
1. Base Filtering Engine (BFE)
2. Windows Firewall Authorization Driver (MPSDRV)

The two services/drivers should be started or running. BFE can be easily seen through the Services Console. But MPSDRV is not visually available in the same console window and instead available only by querying the service in a Command Prompt window.
Repairing services and drivers can be done via the command line of SFC /SCANNOW on an Elevated Command Prompt.
If the command did not fix the issue then reinstalling the drivers might be the best way to do it.
Although to accomplish this will not be an easy feat since both the Base Filtering Engine and Windows Firewall Authorization Driver could not be reinstalled on Windows 7 unless we repair install the Operating System.

Try running the following commands if SFC /SCANNOW did not resolve the issue with the Windows Firewall:
1. Open a Command Prompt as Administrator. To do this, type CMD in Start Search from the Start Menu. Right click on the result and choose "Run as Administrator".
2. Run now the following command lines:
a. netsh advfirewall reset
b. net start mpsdrv
c. net start bfe
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I thought this was fixed but "Disk 1 not initialized" error has popped up again. Not sure what to do. I was cleaning out data off this drive & moved it to another. Thankfully I believe I finished before this error began popping up again.

"Disk 1 not initialized" I'm not sure if I should select MBR or GPT or leave it alone & do something else. It was formatted NTFS with about half of 1.5Tb capacity of data on it.

Is the drive dying or perhaps my new install has installed the wrong driver. Driver Version is Microsoft dated 6/21/2006 v10.0.15063.332
The motherboard is Asus Prime X370-Pro & Asus describes the SATA as;
AMD X370 chipset :
8 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s),

I do not use the RAID setup.

I have installed the chipset package from AMD for the X370 chips. It would seem the proper driver would have been installed but (?).
Any suggestions?

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I have a big problem here,
I have used my hard disk for 9month,
Yesterday when I watched movie on the half way,
My hard disk suddenly disfuntion,
And I thought my laptop problem due to always lagging so I restart my computer.
But after that I can't read my hard disk (WD)in my computer.
It can read in computer management there.

Ways I try:
1)I try to uninstall and reinstalled again,BUT it doesn't work.
2)I try to unchecked the hide folder and device at view.
3)I try to update the software BUT it still disfunction.
4)I try to use disk management and initialized it BUT there appeared CANNOT INITIALIZED Due to I/O device error.

Any solution for me ?

Answer:Hard Disk can't read in "my computer ", "initialized",I/O device error

The most usual cause is that the Hard Drive is beginning to fail. Back up your stuff. Go to the website of the manufacturer and test the drive.

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My bank wants me to use Java when logging in to my bank account, and my browser (Chrome) wants me to allow Java to start. When I click "always allow on this site" or what ever it says in English, the browser disappears and the Win 8 app panel pops up. Pretty random. Everything works well in Firefox, but this weirdosity happens every time in Chrome.

Suggestions?
 

Answer:Weird Win 8 Java error; jumping to app panel when allowing Java use in browser

Chromium ftw. No more problems.
 

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My bank wants me to use Java when logging in to my bank account, and my browser (Chrome) wants me to allow Java to start. When I click "always allow on this site" or what ever it says in English, the browser disappears and the Win 8 app panel pops up. Pretty random. Everything works well in Firefox, but this weirdosity happens every time in Chrome. 
 
Suggestions?

Answer:Weird Win 8 Java error; jumping to app panel when allowing Java use in browser

Chromium solved the problem.

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When I log off from my user account in Windows XP, there is some quick error message that I am not able to read. There is something in it about a *.dll not initializing but I can't see it all before the log off.

Is there a place where these error messages are logged or someway to slow the log off process?

Or perhaps you might have another idea about how to find out what the error is and correct it?

Thanks for your help!

Answer:? dll not initialized on log off

You can try checking the event log. Just go to control panel then click on administrative tool and ti is in there. You may be able to find something in there.

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Settings: XP sp 3

Drive 0 --- 2TB HDD (master) (boot drive)
Drive 0 --- 1TB HDD (slave)
Drive 1 --- CD/DVD (master)

The settings above are working fine for longtime.

Just add on:

Drive 2 --- 2TB HDD (master) --> Can see the HDD but can not initialized in Disk Management, don't see any options to initialize the HDD.

I'm new here, please give me some helps.

Thanks,

Danny

Answer:New 2TB HDD on XP SP3 not initialized, Help

These are two screen captures, any ideas? please give advices.

Thanks, Danny






I right click on the Disk 2, don't see any initialize option.

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Seems I have messed up a simple task. Bought a new internal 3.5" HDD & on installing it asked to be initialized. Without paying attention I just clicked away. Now I have created a problem. Its 3TB and divided itself into 2TB & 700GB and only offers the 2TB for partition creation saying something about if I proceed the other part will be lost & something about its MBR?

I just want my 3TB (2.7 net) HDD as one big data (no win7 OS) partition. Advice please??

Answer:New HDD initialized - MBR???

To use all of the HDD, will need to be in GPT mode.

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Hi, I had my second HDD's pin broke (1 pin in the middle) and could not load into window with my first HDD (OS xp) but after a few attempt by trying to fix it manually by sticking the broken pin into the original IDE's cable slot and hoping it close the circuit between the cable and HDD's pin.
Well it did load up to window but still it didn't work 100%, right now my second HDD is detected only in Computer Management and saying HDD Not Initialized, its gave an option to Initialize but getting an error every time I did so. Beside that its didn't give me any other option to format nor creating new partition except a dead end to Initialized.

Help me out here guyz, right now I'm losing my HDD and my files... and how am I about to get all the files back...
 

Answer:HDD Not Initialized

So which pin exactly was it?

A simple solution would be to get an identical hard drive and replace the PCB.

A more elaborate solution would be to have some skilled electronics guy solder a brand new IDE connector to the drive.
 

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I've done this a dozen times before, I have a USB kit that allows me to connect IDE or Sata drives. I wanted to give my laptop a boost, so I removed its slow 5400 rpm HD, and was going to install a spare SSD I have laying around. Instead of doing a fresh install of Win 7, I was going to just clone the drives. But when I plugged in the USB connector the drive was not shown in My Comp, so I went to disk mang, where is showed as disk 7 and not initialized. I tried to tried to initialize, but it just says device not ready.

Answer:Not initialized - HD

You may have to attach it to an actual SATA port to initialize it.

I say this because I have the same problem with a USB to SATA adapter. If the disk hasn't been partitioned, it won't partition when connected up to the USB adapter. I have to initialize it inside my computer on a real SATA port. It's a pain, but it's the only way to get mine to work, and it's been true of several drives. It might be that yours is the same.

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A week ago I downloaded TechSmith's 30 day free trial of Camtasia Studio. The installation appeared successful but when I tried to open the program I got the following:


TechSmith support has tried various things but have not been able to figure this out yet (other than stating that they have had "some problems")...
...so I thought I'd throw this out to the experts!
Philip
 

Answer:CRT Not Initialized?

Let me suggest some stuff you probably tried. Not sure what this program is, though...

This is popping up as a VB6 error, so I would try installing the latest one:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/Visual_Basic_Run_Time_d523.html

Since the error goes to the monitor, you might be sure your drivers are current. This would include your video card and motherboard.

If that has been tried, tell me what this program does and one of us will help you try other ideas.
 

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OK. So this was handed to me by my daughter. She said her pc wouldnt boot. Would go to the splash screen then nothing...
After playing with it, I realised this was due to a problem with the secondary HDD. I removed it and it booted fine. Problem is she has a lot of pics and docs that need to be saved from this drive. Her daughter (my granddaughter) decided she liked to play with the buttons and turned the pc off and on repeatedly which done something to this HDD...

So I connected the HDD to my computer using a gadget that allows me to connect it via USB. now when I go into windows explorer theres nothing there. However, if I go into the computer management app I see it there but is "not initiated". I am at a loss of how to initiate it. Not to mention how to recover the data on the disk...

I appreciate any help you can give me!
 

Answer:HDD Not initialized!

It is possible that the drive suffered an internal hardware failure that prevents the PC from booting when it is connected internally. And also may have cause the drive uninitialized when connected to your PC via a USB adapter/enclosure. It is possible that an attempt to use data recovery applications would still unable to detect the drive and might further lead to permanent data loss.
In that case, If that data on that drive are much of importance and irreplaceable then a professional data recovery service might have chances to recover your files. You can try consult WeRecoverData.com as they might be able to provide you an honest evaluation about your problem.
 

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Question: Not Initialized

An external hard drive is not being recognized in My Computer but the drive does appear in disc management. It says not initialized.
What does this mean? If I do this will I loose data?

Answer:Not Initialized

If you initialize it, it will wipe it out.
Then it'll want you to format it, which will surely wipe it out.

This usually is due to a problem with the disk, but I have had the external drive circuitry go bad - yet the hard drive is still good (happens to me with W-D MyBooks). The only sure way to see is to crack the case open and check the hard drive with another connector.

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HDD is 'not initialized'
i recently had a problem where my HDD (Seagate 7200.11 640gb) disappeared from My Computer and despite seemingly spinning up ok, it would not access its data, and would not be indentified. I looked a bit more in detail and found the drive was actually showing under Disk Management, not under its drive name, but as its serial number.....and albeit with its disk type as 'unknown' (as opposed to basic or Foreign) and also with the status as 'not initialized'.

I have Windows Vista running.

I looked on a freinds PC (his is Windows XP) and it also showed in Disk Manager, this time with its staus as 'unreadable'.

i have not attempted to actually initialize the disk as yet mainly because it says it will do something to the master boot record.

i have 400gb of my data on this drive and i thought i would ask advice first as the data is not backed up, any suggestions on my next move are appreciated....is it ok to simply go on and initialize the disk, therefore getting my data back?
 

Answer:HDD is 'not initialized'

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Hey all,

I have a Gateway 300s series pc.
Crucial and gateway's site both say the system can handle a maximum of 1 gig (2 - 512 dimms). The system currently has 256. I added a 512 mg dimm of pc133 non-ecc.

When it boots it still shows 256 and the bios shows the 2nd slot as not initialized.

I've upgraded the bios to the latest and cleared the cmos to try and kick start it.
It beeps if i try and boot with just the 512 dimm installed.

Any thoughts?
 

Answer:Memory not Initialized

Sounds like the RAM is bad or incompatible. I would return it and get a new one. What is the make of the RAM you have purchased?
 

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Hay guys,
I have a WD external with a password property. When i plug it in my laptop it works fine but after i type the password the laptop freezes for a moment then the external gets disconnected and the process starts all over again and sometimes the autoplay message shows up (after i unlock the external) and when i try to open it the laptop also freezes and a message shows up saying: "parameters are incorrect". When i opened disk management (after reading posts from many websites) i found that the external is UNALLOCATED and NOT INITIALIZED.
Can any one pleeeeeeeease help me?

Answer:unallocated - not initialized

Not enough info.

Have you been using the external successfully before? As well as successful password entry?
Did you just receive it and now want to try to use it?
Do you want to maintain the password security?
Do you have data on it that would kill you to lose?
Have you been disconnecting it while its been mounted in the operating system? (That is not good)

If just received, & no data worries, why not try to initialize it in Disk Mgmt and give it a letter?

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Sup all, i went about putting in a spare HDD <IDE 80GB>
But when i go into "computer manager" to format it, it displays this message:

"The operation cannot be completed because the disc is not initialized"

This message upsets me somewhat and id much appreciate some assistance

Thanks in advance.
Neb.
 

Answer:Solved: HDD <not initialized>

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whenever i try to play my realplayer, rioport audio manager, or anything requiring the soundcard, i'm given an error message. this never happened before the installation of my magicwriter cdrw 16x10x40 so i'm wondering if there's a connection. i've gotten the message that my soundcard could not be initialized. i've tried to fix the audio by going to Settings- Control Panel- Multimedia-Audio tab, but nothing allows me to change the information under the audio tab. i cant check off any boxes or click on playback devices. everything's just grayed out in color. can someone please help me???? i dont know too much about computers. thanks in advance.
 

Answer:soundcard not initialized?

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Please help!! I am running Windows XP with SP3 and keep receiving the msoe.dll message...just out of the blue 3 days ago! I have verified that my .dbx files are not "read only." I have uninstalled and reintalled Outlook Express with no luck. PLEASE HELP!! Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:msoe.dll could not be initialized

http://forums.techguy.org/earlier-versions-windows/469324-solved-outlook-express-could-not.html
later part of thread especially
 

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About 5 days ago my Seagate 3TB Barracuda HDD started running very slow. Transfer speeds dropped to 182kb/s it previously was around 25.6mb/s. So I started backing up as much as I could, but after 5 days and only getting about 300GB backed up I decided to run chkdsk on the drive. That was a bad idea because now I cannot access the drive at all, and I still have 2.12TB of data that isn't backed up.

Drive has been in use since November 2013
It had over 106,000 files on it.



Things that I tried before Chkdsk:

The drive letter used to be M:
In My Computer I had the drive renamed but it changed itself to local disk

Seatools - Passed all the tests when I was able to access the drive. But the drive info said the power on hours were 0 and the drive temperature was 32 degrees F, other external drives were showing around 30,000 power on hours and temperatures around 130-136 degrees F, the one internal drive showed 72 degrees F

Crystal Disk Info - Showed Unknown Drive and no Info

Crystal Disk Benchmark: Took a long time to run but I posted a screenshot of the results

I plugged the drive into a laptop, had the same results

I tried replacing both the power cable in the USB cable, same result

I tried plugging the USB into a USB 2.0 port instead of the 3.0 that it had been in, still the same exact transfer speed

I tried changing the HDD's policies to Better Performance instead of Quick Removal. Same results

I tried to update driver but it says its up t... Read more

Answer:Unknown HDD, Not Initialized (Help)

I may also be worth noting that, all my HDD's are setup for quick removal, but i am unable to right click and safely eject any HDD or flash drive on my PC for as long as I can remember. It always says the drives are still in use.

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hi guys,

i have been having tremendous amounts of hastle with trying to play MMORPG's on my home computer. Just for the record:

I'm running Windows XP SP2
512MB RAM
Nvidia GForce MX 400
Intel Celeron 2.26GHZ processor

I have tried both World of warcraft and Starwars galaxies and on both games i recieve similar messages that say DirectX could not be initialised. I have checked some other posts and made changes such as; installing the latest Nvidia drivers from their website, turning hardware acceleration to full, changing the AGParperture size to 64mb in BIOS and i have installed the latest version of DirectX. I was using an intergrated graphics card when this problem started and even after changing to an AGP i still recieve this error. I am assuming therefore it is a software problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated, if u need my personal email then contact me,

Thanks,
Adz
 

Answer:DirectX could not be initialized - wow and SWG

Just for anyone else who may be having the same sort of problem, i read that it occurs frequently with the PCI GDIHOOK5 graphics adapter. I found the solution online, it involves modifying a registry file so be careful:

"I had this same problem on a Dell Latitude...Fixed it by changing HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\GraphicsDrivers\DCI changed Timeout value to 7, it was set at zero."

Ever since i changed it both games have been running really fast and smoothly. Hope i could help anyone else though with this info.
 

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I did a clean install of Windows 10 64-bit & now one of my hard drives has an issue. While on the desktop I could access the disk but it was very slow to scan & took several minutes. Once completed it seems to indicate all the folders but I could not access any of them.

Though a restart might help but now it doesn't read at all. In Disk Management it says that disk says "Disk 1 not initialized".

Is it as simple as initializing that disk or might that cause reformatting in which I'd loose 1.2 Tb's of important data?

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