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 α HP 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 ? m 0 l fzabkar a c 311 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/ m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Ky2r6en3e7a January 19, 2013 1:18:31 AM Try some format software. m 0 l 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 m 0 l fzabkar a c 311 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !