Solved External HDD not recognized after wiped with AOMEI utility

Wd Scorpio black wd3200bekt hard drive -...
April 14, 2014 at 15:23:59
Specs: Windows 7PRO, Intel 2.0GHz Duo/4GB
http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...

I have the same problem as above but with a different utility (AOMEI) added with a power interruption before the process could complete.Tried another machine w/ no success.Is there a utility/app that will allow addressing the UBS port that will allow access to the drive for a re format? Or is there a fix for this at all?


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April 25, 2014 at 18:57:55
Yeah, I think you can conclude the drive is dead. You can check WD's site and see if it's still under warranty and if so, RMA it back to them and get another.

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April 14, 2014 at 16:09:21
Set your bios to boot from the CD first, put in your W7 CD & reboot.

Delete ALL partitions & format to NTFS.

W7 - Click on > Drive options (advanced) Then highlight each partition & hit > Delete.
http://www.blackviper.com/os-instal...
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April 14, 2014 at 22:10:59
That's a laptop drive. Was it always in the external enclosure or did you put it in one to try to fix it?

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April 15, 2014 at 10:13:53
"External HDD not recognized after wiped with AOMEI utility"
Check in disk manager for the drive if it shows up there, delete any remaining partitions, create a new partition and format it. If it does not show up in Disk Manager, look in BIOS, if it shows up there, try running the same utility or another one to see if it can be partitioned and formatted. If it does not show up there and the same is true on another computer, you will probably have to open the external case and install it as an internal drive to partition and format. Understand that this may void any warranty you may have from the external drive mfg so consider contacting them for instructions for rescuing the drive first if the warranty is still valid.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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April 18, 2014 at 15:01:28
Install Active@Partition Manager http://www.pcdisk.com/ to see if it can detect the hard drive.. I've found that this partition manager can see every bit of disk space even if it's a deleted partition, raw disk space,or a small unolocated disk space as small as 2 MB in size, while all other partition managers or the windows disk managment can't see them, and even create them when you partition hard drives.

If the HD is detected, format it with the same program... And if still not detected, try a Partition Recovery software.. Minitool Partition Wizard includes one that installs along with the Partition Manager.
http://www.partitionwizard.com/free...

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April 25, 2014 at 15:49:37
Sorry for the delay...working doubles, The drive can not be seen at all by any kind of software. Tried to install OS internally on computer...Win7 asked for drivers. Since it is a WD hd...they do not supply and Dell says they no longer support this year machine. From my readings it appears the drive needs to be (re- initialized)...what ever WD put on the drive when it is new/old to give access is (GONE) or corrupt... quite possibly due to the power interruption. Added to the mix of things... now is the fact,that it only runs a short time (12 sec) before it stops. The AOMEI utility probably needs an overhaul so it can better protect against such mishaps...much like the ones suggested.Other than sending it back to WD I believe this one is a WRAP. .

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April 25, 2014 at 18:57:55
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Yeah, I think you can conclude the drive is dead. You can check WD's site and see if it's still under warranty and if so, RMA it back to them and get another.

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