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But when trying to initialize the disk I get that pesky I/O error. I have had it for 6 months and use it to store media which I play through my TV. Please be as specific as possible. The BIOS shows the channel and port and detects the HDD. More about the author

valigarmanda, Jan 4, 2014 #1 Punk Moderator Staff Member Messages: 9,343 Hello and happy new year too! I've known drives that couldn't be read UNTIL they had gotten hot (that was one annoying week). There are things that I haven't tried yet... Syntax Design - Why use parentheses when no argument is passed? http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-hardware/initializing-hard-drive-error-an-io-device-error/2ad0a103-17d4-4e57-9e5e-f95470b4ae33

Can't Initialise Disk

As always, use your own discretion with all advice here. DiskPart can see the HDD as well and I run a quick format which was successful...? DISKPART> detail disk SanDisk SDSSDX240GG25 ATA Device Disk ID: 00000000 Type : ATA Status : Online Path : 1 Target : 0 LUN ID : 0 Location Path : PCIROOT(0)#PCI(1F02)#ATA(C01T00L00) Current

but I'm going to quote you here... Please try the request again. The drive that you're looking at is probably damaged, though. Cannot Initialize Disk Device Not Ready I am getting the same problem.

try plugging the SATA adapter into one of the USB ports on the back of the machine and see if it behaves differently. ( That's assuming you're running a tower. ) Cannot Initialize Disk I/o Error Pass onward, or keep to myself? Find k so that polynomial division has remainder 0 What do you call a GUI widget that slides out from the left or right? http://superuser.com/questions/437255/cannot-initialise-hdd-keep-getting-i-o-error am i thinking of things that may not actually be the problem ?

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Cannot Initialize Disk I/o Error

Right now I'm not sure what the problem is but the info I asked could help. why not find out more DISKPART> clean DiskPart succeeded in cleaning the disk. Can't Initialise Disk If you want, you could add the packages into Ubuntu. Cannot Initialize Disk I/o Device Error Several functions may not work.

There are things that I haven't tried yet... How did you do it? Don't shoot me. Register a new account Sign in Already have an account? Cannot Initialize Disk Due To I/o Error

When Sudoku met Ratio Should foreign words used in English be inflected for gender, number, and case according to the conventions of their source language? Hardware & Devices Disk unallocated, unable to initialise, unable to assign drive letterAfter online researching, I ended up into this forum >> http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/288692-disk-1-unknown-not-initialized-unallocated-11.html I downloaded the Partition Wizard from Jumanji's link, Basically, I'm building his OS. They will hook right into the standard SATA cable, and the SATA power supply connector.

Speed is key. Cannot Initialize Disk Cyclic Redundancy Check We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks. Reply Report kk- May 30, 2016 11:49PM i got the same problem for WD external hard drive..

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Your use of the past tense there, the period after the word "finding", and leaving out either "I have" or "I have not" before the word "changed" makes it a bit Hardware & Devices Hard drive wont initialisei have a 800 gig western digital 3.5" hardrive. Various data recovery software have been tried unsuccessfully (Ease US Data Recovery, Recuva, PC Inspector, Stellar Phoenix, Yodot Hard Drive Recovery, iCare Data Recovery) See more Hard disk not initialized i/o Cannot Initialize Disk Incorrect Function If formatting is not an option, connect the drive on another PC and with another USB cable.

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or more likely, i'm thinking the HDD controller card on the HDD died. --- can i get around this issue ? This means they have proven with consistent participation and solid troubleshooting their knowledge in the IT field. You may need to wait some time before the process finishes. The "Not initialized" in Disk Management is normally a "translation" into MS jargon of:The first sector of this disk (the MBR) does not have the Magic Bytes 55AA or I cannot

If your drive is not recognized by more than one PC and you have tested it with another cable, sadly, it may have failed. You should see the toshiba drive listed on on the bottom of the screen. Sign In   Sign In Remember me Not recommended on shared computers Sign in anonymously Sign In Forgot your password? Parted Magic is just an OS.

I do caution against using Parted Magic in a PC that serves another purpose. After assigning drive... Register Help Remember Me? permalinkembedsaveparentgive gold[–]ColtPale 2 points3 points4 points 3 years ago(2 children)Try the 3rd party software.

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On the Parted Magic Desktop is a icon called Disk Health or GsmartControl.