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Can't Initialize a Hard Drive win7

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March 13, 2010 1:37:36 AM

The disk shows up as Disk 1 - Unknown - 74.51 GB Unallocated - Not Initialized
Right click Disk 1 then Initialize Disk - Select Disk 1 and MBR - OK

Short rotating circle then stops - Nothing initialized.

Tried again - same thing.

Rebooted - same thing
March 15, 2010 8:16:35 PM

Thanks to the 49 people that looked at my query. I thru the drive away
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March 16, 2010 12:12:30 AM

Don't you then format after that...?
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March 23, 2010 12:24:44 AM

The fact is that you format first and then initialize.
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March 23, 2010 7:15:29 PM

No, you Partition first, and then Format. If it was an old used drive, sometimes it is wise even before that to Delete any old Partition so there are none interfering. Most systems that use the term "Initialize" include both Partition and Format operations, in that sequence, in one integrated task.
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March 23, 2010 7:32:21 PM

Best answer selected by oldjay.
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