1. Joined : Apr 2016
    127.0.0.1 Finland.
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10
       17 Sep 2016 #1

    HDD Drive. Cannot access/partition/initialize.


    Hey, I recently found my old HDD and decided to format it to get more space.

    It, for some reason, failed.

    Before I tried rebooting, I still saw it in my files where my other drives C:, D: were, but with no meter showing how full it is and when I tried to access it it said something in the lines of "You don't have permissions"...

    After I rebooted, it was completely gone from the files, but I found it in "Disk Management" and found out that I would need to "Initialize it."

    So, I tried it, but it always gives me an I/O error.
    With DISKPART, it can see it as "Disk 2", and can in fact "clean" it, but, after that when I type "create partition primary", it says the following:

    Code:
    DiskPart has encountered an error: The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error.
    See the System Event Log for more information.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  2. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,606
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       18 Sep 2016 #2

    Hi, you might have some luck if, rather than trying to do this from Windows, you use a boot disk or device and boot your PC from that. That will free you from any permissions issues.

    You should also check its SMART parameters, one you get it to a state capable of being accessed by Windows.

    Partition Manager boot disk:
    Bootable Partition Manager| MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable Edition
    Useful multipurpose boot disk:
    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums

    Note that there are also numerous reports of people failing to access disks following Windows 10 upgrade and installation.
    E.g.
    Solved Missing Hard drive after installing Win 10 - Windows 10 Forums
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  3. Joined : Apr 2016
    127.0.0.1 Finland.
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10
       28 Sep 2016 #3

    dalchina said: View Post
    Hi, you might have some luck if, rather than trying to do this from Windows, you use a boot disk or device and boot your PC from that. That will free you from any permissions issues.

    You should also check its SMART parameters, one you get it to a state capable of being accessed by Windows.

    Partition Manager boot disk:
    Bootable Partition Manager| MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable Edition
    Useful multipurpose boot disk:
    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums

    Note that there are also numerous reports of people failing to access disks following Windows 10 upgrade and installation.
    E.g.
    Solved Missing Hard drive after installing Win 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    Well, Partition manager didn't work.

    It gave me errors even when it was booting up in the text mode (I'd say it was some type of Linux bootup).

    I took pictures and uploaded them.

    (Not sure if I uploaded them correctly, so I'll type it in here)

    Code:
    ata4: link is slow to respond, please be patient (ready=0)
    ata4: COMRESET failed (errno=-16)
    
    ... x3
    
    ata4: limiting SATA link speed to 1.5 Gbps
    ata4: COMRESET failed (errno=-16)
    
    ata4: reset failed, giving up
    After that, the interface showed up and it didn't even recognize my third disk. It only showed Disk 1 and Disk 2.
    I made sure it was plugged in correctly and refreshed.

    Only Windows 10 has recognized it so far.

    and the Bootable Rescue Disk didn't work.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 


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