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Storage Drive Won't Initiallize

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#1 nikkisixx13


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Posted 12 March 2006 - 02:20 PM

Hey all, I had a major viral infection on my computer a few weeks ago, and ended up cleaning my main hard disk and starting fresh. My problem is that for some reason my computer won't initiallize my storage drive, which has a LOT of important things on it. It's hooked up, working, and recognized so says device manager, and disk manager recognizes it, SAYS it initiallizes it, but only the hour glass pops up for a second and still nothing. I'm pretty puzzled at this, obviously I'd prefer to NOT reformat this drive as well since it has a lot of vital things on there, so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks all!

Edited by nikkisixx13, 12 March 2006 - 02:21 PM.

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#2 Snapper


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Posted 12 March 2006 - 06:34 PM

check the brand of the hard drive, then got o the manufacturer's website, dl the utility to test the drive.
you may have a bad drive, if im understanding it, windows recognizes and assigns a drive letter to the questionable drive, correct?

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