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Can't initialize hard drive through USB

  1. #1

    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1

    Can't initialize hard drive through USB


    I just changed my hard drive to a SSD and I did a clone yesterday but only changed today and now I forgot an important file that I got this morning so I connected my old hard drive using my USB to SATA adaptor to my laptop and got these errors:

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    The drive doesn't initialize and so I can copy that file, is there a way to fix this? Taking my notebook apart again is kind of awkward and it's hard since it is a toshiba, they build these things making it very hard for the user to replace any parts.

    Thank you

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  2. #2

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    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    Type create and format hard disk partitions in search and click. Initialize it there, full volume, then go through the other steps.

    EDIT: Are you saying you're trying to initialize an already initialized partition that you cloned? If so it is not going to let you, you'll have to wipe it first.
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Can't initialize hard drive through USB

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