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Initialising WD160GB Issues

Last response: in Storage
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.
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 ?
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January 19, 2013 1:18:31 AM

Try some format software.
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

WD P/N: WD1600E1MSBK-00
S/N: WXC908904070
R/N: A6H

a c 272 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.