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Old Hard drive not working :/

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    Windows 10 / 8

    Old Hard drive not working :/

    Helo guys,I have a new and a old PC,the new one works fine and the old one doesn't work really fine.
    I moved the disk from the old PC to the old PC when I buy the new PC,and now I want my old PC
    for hosting a server,so that I can use my new PC for gaming.

    However the disk used in the old PC is not working and it says the disk needs to be initialized.But its
    not letting me to initialize it.It says "The size of the disk is fewer than the required size" (something like that)
    I have no data on that disk.

    Please help me solve this problem,thanks :>

    EDIT : I installed the cable in SATA 2/3/4 where SATA 1 is my DVD driver.However it is still not working
    Last edited by Cubik; 09 Apr 2016 at 03:59.

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  2. #2

    Hi Cubik,

    Clean your disk using diskpart command.

    Follow below steps to execute disk clean-up process

    1) Open Command Prompt and type diskpart and enter
    2) Then, type listdisk and enter
    3) All disk will appear in the command and just select the disk you want to initialize and type clean. It will clean your drive.

    Hope the above steps will help you out.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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