Initialising WD160GB Issues Tags: Hard Drives Hewlett Packard External Hard Drive Storage Last response: January 28, 2013 11:17 PM in Storage Share PCBeginnerHelp January 17, 2013 2:41:54 AM Hey Guys, I'm running Win 7 HP on a Pav Dv7 and have recently been trying to use an External HDD but I can't initialise it. Ive been into Computer Manangment but I can't initialise it. Is this HDD screwed or can I fix this issue somehow. Any advice welcome. Thanks More about : initialising wd160gb issues scout_03 a b G Storage January 17, 2013 3:23:09 AM you have to format the drive to use it some external have a cd to install software for them, what is the name and model of that external drive ? fzabkar a c 234 G Storage January 18, 2013 5:44:18 AM How do UVCView and HD Sentinel identify the drive? UVCVIew talks to the USB-SATA bridge IC inside the enclosure whereas HD Sentinel attempts to communicate with the HDD behind the bridge. http://www.users.on.net/~fzabkar/USB_IDs/UVCView.x86.ex... http://www.hdsentinel.com/ Related resources X800 pro - 3nd ATA controller not initialising - Forum ATI overdrive not initialising , card keeps running on low mhz - Forum New HD issues - Forum Quirk with old Dell Dimension 4100's - Forum Newbie + E8600, help please. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Ky2r6en3e7a January 19, 2013 1:18:31 AM Try some format software. PCBeginnerHelp January 28, 2013 11:02:18 PM Hey Guys, sorry for the late reply. I have installed Hard disk sentinel but am not seeing this drive in there eithe 2209A WD P/N: WD1600E1MSBK-00 S/N: WXC908904070 R/N: A6H Thanks fzabkar a c 234 G Storage January 28, 2013 11:17:53 PM If it is powered from the USB port, try a USB Y-cable. Sometimes a single USB port cannot provide enough current to spin up the drive. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumXP Installation on a GA8I915 Duo-A ForumEDIT: MUST PURCHASE IN 30 MINUTES. EXTREMELY URGENT. ForumComplete upgrade -- please comment ForumCpu issues ForumBest Asus socket 478 board (currently available)? ForumMissing PSU pin mystery ForumComuputer hangs when boots Forum5 Bitcoin Reward for Card Solutuion ForumConverting external hard disk to internal after overvolting Forum460 gtx in sli startup issue ForumRandom Freezes - Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H ForumLaptop problem please help :( ForumFirst SSD advice? ForumCD/DVD Drive Issues ForumBoot Issues - Adding 2nd Hard Drive More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !