Windows 10: Disk won't initialize Solved


  1. Posts : 38,043
    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       16 Oct 2017 #1

    Disk won't initialize


    Updated my 17004 to 17017. In order to do that I had to disconnect my 2TB spinner. After the update was successful, I shut the PC off, and connected the HD again. Now the HD won't initialize via Disk Management as seen in the snips below. I dual boot with CU 15063 and it won't initialize in it neither.

    It's an MBR scheme. My BIOS can't see it. I guess the file it can't find is the MBR?

    Anyone know how I can fix this problem?


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  2.    16 Oct 2017 #2

    You say its MBR UEFI scheme which is it cant be both? If its not seen in the bios thatsbad its either sata cable sata port or dead drive try another cable and port
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  3. Posts : 38,043
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       16 Oct 2017 #3

    Samuria said: View Post
    You say its MBR UEFI scheme which is it cant be both? If its not seen in the bios thatsbad its either sata cable sata port or dead drive try another cable and port
    Thanks for the quick reply. :)

    I corrected my mistake. Don't know what I was thinking. It's MBR.

    The drive worked fine, so I don't think it's going bad.

    Question is > How can Disk Management see it and not BIOS? I don't see it in the boot order section.

    I'll check the connections again. Haven't done that yet.
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  4.    16 Oct 2017 #4

    The bios wont see it if it cant get the details from it DM is the same it cant get details of it. On a 2 TB drive you on the limits of MBR and it may fail if cluster size is wrong Understanding the 2 TB Limit in Windows Storage | Ask the Core Team
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       16 Oct 2017 #5

    False flag. I should've checked the cable/pins before. The power lead slipped off. But then again Windows was seeing it. Lesson learned.

    Thanks for your help. :)
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       17 Oct 2017 #6

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    False flag. I should've checked the cable/pins before. The power lead slipped off. But then again Windows was seeing it. Lesson learned.

    Thanks for your help. :)
    A note for future reference: an HDD consists of 3 major parts, the motor/spinner for the platter/s where data is stored on, the read/write heads/arms and the printed circuit board interface. The BIOS and/or Operating System sees the interface which has the resources to interpret what is on the platter/s. The power provided can allow the board to have limited function but not the motor or vice versa. I learned that the hard way when building computers back in the '90s, normally not supposed to work that way. Many times a supposed-bad HDD will be because of the interface board. Companies that do recovery work have a "clean room" where they can change parts sufficient to recover the data. The click heard in an HDD that may be going bad is from the Voice Coil Relay that moves the read/write heads back and forth across the platters [although they never actually touch].
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       17 Oct 2017 #7

    Berton said: View Post
    A note for future reference:
    Thanks for that, Berton. :)
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