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Laptop internal hard disk not initialized

  • Hard Drives
  • Laptops
  • Storage
Last response: in Storage
January 11, 2013 6:58:43 AM


More about : laptop internal hard disk initialized

a b D Laptop
a c 79 G Storage
January 11, 2013 10:37:51 AM

The hard drive has probably failed and needs replacing. You can test whether or not it has failed by using the drive manufacturer's diagnostic software for DOS which loads from a bootable CD. The links are here:

The diagnostic software for DOS is downloaded as an ISO CD-image file.
You can create a CD from this file by using IMGBurn:

When you've made the CD on a working PC or laptop, boot your faulty laptop from it and the diagnostic software will load.

You may have to go into the BIOS Setup first to set your CD drive as the first boot device.