|To keep it short and simple, my 500 GB Western Digital drive gives me a CRC (Cyclic redundancy check) error whenever I try to initialize it in order to create a new partition in the disk manager.|
Since I am unable to initialize it, it's not partitionned and therefore does not have a letter assigned to it (chkdsk is useless, then).
However, I have scanned it with Hard Disk Sentinel, and it said that the hard drive's health was 100% and that no errors were to be found.
I do not care at all about the data that may be present on the disk (I got it from a friend in that state) so recovering or smashing the disk is irrelevant.
I just want to be able to use it to store unimportant data that's piling up on my computer but that I do not wish to delete.
Thanks in advance!
Edit : If any pictures are needed, I can take screenshots. Additionally, the "Initialize Disk" button is now greyed out.
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