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Solved: 2nd hard drive unable to format.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mystaken1337, Jan 13, 2009.

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  1. mystaken1337

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    I'm trying to install and old hard drive that I had from an old pc into my new pc for some extra storage. The drive is show correctly when I boot up however, under computer management in windows vista, the drive is show as disk 0, unknown, and not initialized. when i right click the drive and attempt to initialize it i get the following error: "The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error."
    I don't know what to do from here and would greatly apreciate any help. I don't know what info may be needed for you to help me out so if there is any please let me know and I will provide it. Thanks alot for any help, its appreciated greatly.
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Sounds like the drive is dead. Can you hear ot spin? Is ut recognized as being the correct size? How long has it been stored and where?
     
  3. mystaken1337

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    the drive was pulled from an old pc of my parents. its a wd 120gb that i used afterward as the main hd in a mod'ed xbox i had a friend put together for me. the xbox i don't use so i canibalized it. the hard drive was working in the xbox before it was removed. and i have checked all the connection on my pc to assure that everything is connected properly. now i know that xbox's use a different format on their drives than pc's do, what i need help with is getting the drive to initialize so that it can be formated and made pc usable again.
     
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