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Seagate 2TB Unallocated, Unknown, Not Initialized


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#1
Hi all, I am extremely desperate.
I bought this new HDD two weeks ago for this particular vacation which I saved all camera photos on (due to lack of laptop memory), yesterday, during my last day of the trip, the HDD will not light up ( I hear spinning sound), and cannot be found on My Computer.

Attaching what I see in Disk Management. This HDD is also showing up in Device Manager.
Please help me. I'm in tears.

I am also running Minitool Partition Wizard at the same time but it is showing up as Bad Disk (does this mean no hope??).
It is also very slow, somehow going into Not Responding mode every few seconds.

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System One

  • OS
    Wins 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell Vostro

erpster4

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#2
what is the exact model name of the Seagate 2Tb hard drive?
might be a bad or defective Seagate hard drive if it was purchased at a "cheap" price. time to get another one. also don't buy "used" or "cheap" Seagate 2Tb drives as those are not good quality as I had some bad experiences with older Seagate drives failing prematurely
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Toshiba Satellite C55Dt-A5306
    CPU
    AMD Quad-Core A6-5200M Accelerated Processor
    Memory
    4 GB

mrjimphelps

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#3
I suggest you get a blank DVD (DVD+R) and create a Linux Mint install disk. Then boot with the Linux disk in the drive. This will put you in a Linux Live environment. You should now be able to plug in your drive and read the contents of it.

Also, get a big flash drive (big enough to hold all of your pictures), and plug it in after you have booted into Linux Live. You should be able to copy your pics from the hard drive to the flash drive.

Linux is better at reading problematic drives than Windows is.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell
    CPU
    Haswell
    Memory
    4 GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 23"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Two hard drives, 1TB each: One for Linux, one for my data.
    Keyboard
    IBM Model M
    Browser
    Firefox, Opera
    Antivirus
    Sophos (Linux), Trend Micro (Windows)
    Other Info
    I use Samba to share my data drive with the other computers at my house and with my guest session in VMWare Workstation Player.