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Old 08-10-2013, 11:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a Seagate hard drive which only shows in Windows 7 Disk Management.
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How can I format this hard drive in order to use it ?
How should I proceed ?

Thanks for any hints

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Old 08-10-2013, 12:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You need to initialize the disk first and then you can format it.

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You need to initialize the disk first and then you can format it.

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I tried it and get the following message: Failed due to an I/O device error.

Any idea what to do now ?

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I tried it and get the following message: Failed due to an I/O device error.

Any idea what to do now ?

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External or internal? Have you tried a different port? Try using a GParted LiveCD to format the drive.

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check and or replace the sata cable too
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