Can’t initialize external HDD in windows 7

May 9, 2010 at 00:00:48
Specs: windows 7 ultimate, 4 gigs
When I run Disk Management it says I must initialize a hdd before Logical Disk Manager can access it. Disk 2 is already checked and MBR is selected so when I press Okay an error message pops up saying 'Incorrect Function' Same when I select GPT instead of MBR.
Then when I try to right click Initialize disk is grayed out. It wasn't about half an hour ago though Half an hour ago when I pressed Initialze disk it came up with 'incorrect function' again

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#1
May 9, 2010 at 00:20:47
You may have to update firmware of the ext hdd before you can use it in Windows 7. To this end, pls check mfg's web site if you can find a new firmware there or contact the tech support.

If you try to use this ext hdd on another machine with Windows XP or Vista on it, can you use it ?

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#2
May 9, 2010 at 13:45:40
What type of external connection are you using with that external drive? USB, firewire, eSATA?

Has the drive been partitioned and formatted?


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#3
May 12, 2010 at 18:02:03
sorry guys. I'm using a USB. its a 500gb maxtor grizzly that I'm trying to initialize. I've tried it on one of my other rigs running XP

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May 12, 2010 at 18:17:43
and it has not been formatted

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