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Disk unknown, offline, not initialized.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Hughv, Jul 28, 2011.

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  1. Hughv

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    This 2.5" SATA drive is from a Toshiba that seems to have died this morning. There's no boot, no BIOS, nada.
    I removed the drive and attached it via USB to my Win7 box where it shows as "Unknown, Not initialized, and offline." There are no rt-click options in disk management. I can hear the drive spinning, but it shuts down on its own occasionally, and sometimes won't power up at all without a bit of fiddiling.
    I can't get any response at all from my Linux box, and neither Test Disk nor Recuva finds it at all.
    Is there anything else to do, or is this drive dead, as I suspect it is?
     
  2. Oddba11

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    If it's not being recognized properly, there isn't anything else that you can do.
     
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