How do I force a hard drive to initialize?
Consequently, why can't I initialize my hard drive?
Generally, if your disk shows not initialized, it's probably caused by MBR corruption or physical damage. If your disk becomes unknown and not initialized and shows as unallocated space, you can initialize the disk and then recover data with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to fix the issue.
Also Know, how do I fix my external hard drive not initialized? To initialize a hard disk in Windows Disk Management:
- Connect the uninitialized external hard drive, HDD or other storage devices to your PC.
- Press Win + R keys to bring up Run, and type: diskmgmt.
- Find the uninitialized, unknown external hard drive with I/O device error > Right-click on it and select Initialize Disk.
Furthermore, how do you initialize a hard drive?
Step 1: In Windows 10/8, press "Windows + R" key, type "diskmgmt. msc" and click OK to launch Disk Management. In Windows 7, right-click Computer and then select Manage option to run Disk Management. Step 2: Find and right-click the hard drive or SSD you want to initialize, and then click "Initialize Disk".
How do I initialize a hard drive with Diskpart?
Press Enter, it will pop out a command prompt. Or, you can press "WIN+R" and type "cmd" to open the prompt. Then, type diskpart in the prompt and press Enter. So, here you should typelist disk first, when it list all the disks, typeselect disk , which you want to initialize.