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New SATA HDD--Not showing in windows/not able to create new simple volume

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April 18, 2013 4:42:36 PM

I just put in a new HDD and it doesn't show in windows.

I go to "disk management" or whatever and try again and again to create a new simple volume and mount the drive, but every time I get the error "The Operation failed to complete because the disk management console view is not up-to-date."

It says to refresh and if that doesn't work, re open disk management and if that doesn't work, restart.

I've deleted the partition and tried over and over, restarting windows, clicking refresh, everything seems ok, but It never finishes making the new simple volume.

I tried over and over. Nothin.

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a b G Storage
April 19, 2013 6:16:58 AM

could you please tell me the make and model of your hard drive? and in the meantime try running a diagnostic on the drive either with seatool or WD data lifegaurd.
April 19, 2013 10:32:08 AM

qazzi said:
could you please tell me the make and model of your hard drive? and in the meantime try running a diagnostic on the drive either with seatool or WD data lifegaurd.


It's a WD Red 1TB... I forget the model, let me look that up here...

Western Digital Red WD10EFRX 1TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

There you go. And as for the diagnostic test, I can't do anything right now, I'm at a friends house forgetting about it for awhile.

I'll revisit soon when I get back home.

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a c 104 G Storage
April 20, 2013 8:55:36 AM
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Hi there,
You can use DiskPart from the cmd line, to partition and format the new drive. However, your initial post said there was a problem with the Disk Management console.

"The Operation failed to complete because the disk management console view is not up-to-date."
So it may not be a problem with the drive itself. Let's check it out.
If you have an older spare HDD, that has no important data on it, might try connecting it to a SATA port and see if you can remove it's partition, then repartition, and format it. That would tell you it the Disk Management Console is intact.

You could also run SFC /scan now to check and automatically replace any corrupt files on your computer. That could correct any bad files related to the Disk Management appl.

Just as important, could you please post an image of the Disk Management Display window - use photobucket or imageshack if doing that is new to you - with the new Red WD HDD attached, so that everyone can see exactly how your HDDs are recognized and formatted. It truly is worth a thousand words!
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