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750GB ATA Hard drive problem - not showing up after format!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by shadownathan, Apr 28, 2009.

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  1. shadownathan

    shadownathan Thread Starter

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    I recently formatted my backup drive (Internal ATA 750GB drive using some tool called "Hard Disk Low Level Format Tool" and now it does not show up in my computer. I tried administrative tools, and assigning a drive letter and all and when i try to open it now (it does show up) but says the drive is "0 bytes". Any ideas? Thanks.

    ALSO it says (when i double click the drive) "E:/ Is not accessible" "Parameter is incorrect"
     
  2. pshnfry

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    Have you initialised the disk in disk manager? How does it show up in disk manager?
     
  3. shadownathan

    shadownathan Thread Starter

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    It shows up and has a status of "formatting"
     
  4. crjdriver

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    If you did a low level format, you will need to partition/format the drive. Post a screenshot of disk management. I am betting it shows unallocated space on the drive.

    FWIW you only LLF or zero fill a drive when you want to dispose of the drive. There is no need to LLF a drive that you intend to keep.
     
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