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HDD Not Recognized Shows Up in Disk Management.


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EmishOrc

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Hello again I have a Hard Drive problem that I need help with, I only got it half an hour ago by a fellow neighbor who wants data recovery done so I tried a few things, but i'm sure it still works since it can be recognize the HDD in Device Manager, however this is what I get:

 

 

http://imgur.com/GwAp6nW

 

 


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Hi,

 

The capacity of the drive is 500GB? Windows is reporting the drive as brand new without initialization!


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I was confused the drive is brand new made in Sept 2015 so sorry about that one. So here's the real problem...

 

He had a Desktop that he had which he had the hard drive in I guess it was for backup, because he said the Desktops HDD was acting weird lately, however once I hooked it up to a monitor there was no display whatsoever after turning it on. So the first thing I tried was taking one stick out and putting one back in. After returning them to A1, A3 I switched on the PC and because the RAM sticks are LED, 1 started to rapidly dance while the other stayed still. Then I moved one stick to A4 left the one in A1 and switched it back on, however there was no display and the RAM stick in A1 was slowly dancing while the one in A4 was again not moving.

 

So the next thing was to press the MemOk button and it flashed red and wouldn't stop even after a power cycle!

 

Please Help!


Edited by EmishOrc, 19 June 2016 - 08:42 PM.

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Post the Brand and exact model of the motherboard.

 

I'm not familiar with that ones with the MemOk button...


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Here it is: ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3


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Bump...


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Hi,

 

Only some suggestions, make sure there isn't any overclock set and check the motherboard manual https://www.asus.com...elpDesk_Manual/

 

It seems that when you use the MemOK function the motherboard will restart several times...


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Actually I have found something that was quite shocking. I noticed there were a red CPU light under it so I took the CPU out and inspected it and I found bent pins. Straightening them now... some things can be a drag SleepyDude :)


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Actually I have found something that was quite shocking. I noticed there were a red CPU light under it so I took the CPU out and inspected it and I found bent pins. Straightening them now... some things can be a drag SleepyDude :)

 

For sure :)


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So after I straightened them I tried putting it back in the motherboard only to find that the backplate was off on the back of the motherboard so I took it out and put the backplate on and as soon as I screw the bolt In (CRACK!!!) and now there are severely bent pins. (GREAT)   :killcomp:


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In my Country we use a popular saying equivalent to  "it never rains but it pours"


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A hard drive need to initialized as MBR or GPT disk before you can use it to store any data. Your drive is either a new one or has been wiped out.

Since the disk is 500GB, you can just choose MBR. if you want to create more than 4 primary partitions, you should use GPT.


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Thank you for the info lordsnow oh and welcome to GeekstoGo :)


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