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NCPRIUS

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    Western Digital Internal Hard Drive - Problem
    « on: November 16, 2008, 03:19:27 PM »
    I have a 250g Western Digital internal hard drive (L:/) which is only used for a genealogy program. After having a "could not open" problem with the genealogy program, I decided to reformat this same internal hard drive. A few minutes into the disk reformatting our electrical power failed and there was no back up power supply.

    The hard drive still appears under "My Computer" and asks me if I want to reformat the drive. I click "yes" and it starts formatting but never finishes.

    I'm running Vista Premium and a Western Digital Internal SATA Hard Drive.

    Any help fixing the problem will be greatly appreciated. 

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    Re: Western Digital Internal Hard Drive - Problem
    « Reply #1 on: November 16, 2008, 04:37:41 PM »
    Try running the Data Lifeguard Tools ( Free ) from WD's website and see if they will complete....
    Choose remove all partitions and then re-create them.
    NOTE: It needs to be formatted after you create the new partition/s
       
     
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      Re: Western Digital Internal Hard Drive - Problem
      « Reply #2 on: November 23, 2008, 03:49:01 PM »
      Thanks Patio. I forgot that I had a CD from Western Digital that came with the drive. I put that little guy in and it cleaned up the mess in less than 2 minutes. It did rename the L:/ Drive to DRV3_VOL 1 (L:) but it works. Thanks again for your help! 

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      Re: Western Digital Internal Hard Drive - Problem
      « Reply #3 on: November 23, 2008, 04:19:24 PM »
      Good News !
         
       
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