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Unable to Initialize External Drive

  • WildWildHeart
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Post 3+ Months Ago

It used to work just fine, but then suddenly it didn't show up in My Computer. It does show up in Device Manager, and it does show up in Disk Management.

After rescanning disks Vista thought it could inititialize the disk.. but then received another Error.
Unexpected failure. Error code: 45D@0200001A
I'm am demented! The drive worked fine a couple of days ago. I have yet to find anyone with a solution to this...

Thank you for any help offered!
Additional details: It is not a power supply/cable problem. It is not a disk letter allocation problem - that used to be fine at G:/ - I am now unable to allocate a letter. I have been unable to use data recovery software as they won't work on a disk my OS doesn't recognise. Recover My Files found the disk, but then had repeated errors reading sectors.

Does anyone have any ideas?
  • grinch2171
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Have you tried hooking it up to another PC?
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Post 3+ Months Ago

What format is the drive in? NTFS or FAT32? I don't believe Vista recognizes FAT partitions.

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