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August 1, 2014 7:58:38 AM

Hi,

I have a problem with one of my hard drives. It's a slave hard drive not the master that windows is on. That hard drive is an (ssd) This is an h drive. I have windows 7 64 bit Home premium I have a z77 x ud5h Gigabyte Board. Core 17 3rd Gen processor. 16 gb Memory. I have 4 hard drives in my system. Well I noticed that my computer was slow Just yesterday. So I decided to run a scan disk on the h drive which is a sata 3 2tb. So I ran the scan disk option that said fix file system automaticlly. So I had to schedule the next disk on on system restart so I did that and restarted the computer. The sacn on reboot went fine. but at the end of the scan just before it was finished said that the second boot sector is Unwritable. So I went back into windows and I googled the error and it said that a format of the hard drive would fix the issue. So I Moved all of the data off of this hard drive onto the g drive and I went to control panel administrative tools, then to system management then disk management. I right clicked the h drive which was ntfs and I clicked format Now the instructions told me to do a full format so I did the full format with the allocation size left at default. I unchecked the disk compression option as well the instructions said to do that. So I formatted the drive It took a few hours. The after it was done it said drive could not be formatted. So when I went into the Disk mangement section I noticed the file system for the h drive the one that I thought I formatted was set to raw. So I'm assuming that's why I can't format it, Because it has to be an ntfs file system or fat 16 or fat 32 before I format it. And I do not know how to get it from raw to ntfs. Tried the Ease US Data Recovery software and ran a scan of the disk. I don't think it was doing a format. It did however run a scan of the drive and of course after found the ntfs drive and said recoverable. So I highlighted the drive and clicked the recover button and it said do not save to the same drive so I saved it to the g drive. I knew there was no data on the drive cause I moved all the data to another drive, before I did the format in windows.It still did not work though. now when I go into my computer of windows 7 the h drive does not even show up. And I thought that the reason for that is because the drive was just not assigned a letter. so I went into disk management, Up top where it says volume layout type file system status the drive is not listed there either. Down at the bottom however it is.it say on the left disk 1 basic1863.02gb and then underneath that it says online. on the right it says It has a black strip or border and says 1863.02gb Unallocated. with no drive letter. when I right clcik it has for options New simple volume and properties. There is no option to assign a drive letter and path. So when I right click and go to properties and I click on the volumes tab it says. disk, is disk 1 type is basic, status is online.partition style master boot record (MBR) Capacity 907728 MB Unallocated is the same and reserved space is 0. So right now even as we speak I'm running Ease Us Partition master free edition latest version. I chose the option to wipe the partition data and it's doing that right now. it's at operation 2 of 5. It shows the drive in the 3rd party software as ntfs.for partition it's h for file system its ntfs Caity 1.82 tb.used 122.66 MB unused 1.82 tb status none and type logical. above the h there is an i drive a second partition to the h drive. and the file system is ntfs. capacity i 7.81 mb.used 2.44 mb. Unused 5.38 mb status none type primary. it's disk 2 mbr So I don't know how to convert the drive back to ntfs from raw. I'm assuming that's why windows reports the drive as unsucessful when I go to format it because it can't change it back to ntfs. or any file system that can be formatted.


Thanks for all your help. In Advance.






I would really appreciate a fix to this I hope the drive is not Damaged beyond repair


Kinnyr90

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a b G Storage
August 1, 2014 8:10:43 AM

What's the make model of the drive?

Just download the Seagate or Western Digital tools, and you can run a SMART check and see if it's failing.
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August 1, 2014 8:18:28 AM

Okay I will try that. Will that interfere with the scan I already have going?
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August 1, 2014 8:22:54 AM

Alec Mowat said:
What's the make model of the drive?

Just download the Seagate or Western Digital tools, and you can run a SMART check and see if it's failing.
Okay I will try that. Will that interfere with the scan I already have going
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August 1, 2014 8:39:17 AM

Alec Mowat said:
What's the make model of the drive?

Just download the Seagate or Western Digital tools, and you can run a SMART check and see if it's failing.

i'm on the phone with Western digital right now.
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August 1, 2014 12:42:49 PM

Alec Mowat said:
You didn't answer the question.

What is the make/model of the hard drive? You don't need their phone support.

You can download lifeguard from here.
http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=605...

I'm running an extended scan right now. I didn't realize that I didn't realize that I didn't need there phone support. I didn't have to pay though. They did a remote connect to my computer and they created a new volume.They went into the control panel administrative tools computer management and disk management and created a new volume and that fixed the problem. I'm also running the Western Digital diagnostics right now. Because 2 of my drives one which is a hitachi and one that is a Western digital says Unavailable for the smart status And they did not know why. Also two of my drives in the Western digital diagnostic software are reporting that they are Usb Drives. So that's weird.


Kinnyr90

So there must be some sectors that are bad or something. all of my hard drives in the device manager are labeled SCSI DISK DEVICE. Even the Ocz which is the ssd. I'm wondering why the ocz is not showing as ssd


You can mark this as solved? Or I should cause it has been it's fixed


Thanks for your help!
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a b G Storage
August 2, 2014 5:44:20 AM

Are they in a RAID on your motherboard or something?
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