Win 7 not detecting 1TB external HDD

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December 13, 2009 at 06:05:59
Specs: Windows 7
This is reallllllllly important, my Dad's going to flip when he gets back.

We wen't halfs on an external hard drive which Windows in now not detecting, it comes up under device manager where it says everythings dandy however under volumes it has no data for the drive.

When you load up Disk Management it says I must initialize a disk 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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December 13, 2009 at 08:20:30
In that case, you might want to wait till he gets back before you do anything else to the machine.

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December 13, 2009 at 15:49:38
He got back a few hours ago. He just told me to fix it.

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December 13, 2009 at 16:14:51
Have you been using the safely remove icon to when removing the drive?

Where are you seeing that there are no volumes? Look at the rest of that screen to see if there is a button to populate. Use it.

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January 24, 2010 at 08:53:49
I am having the same problem as this guy with a 1 TB external hard drive using Windows7. I can't seem to find a solution to it either. I hope someone out there can offer a solution. I need to initialize the drive before I can use it.

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