Vista does not initialise HDD RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all

    My external USB HDD is not initialised on my Vista laptop, version 6.0.6001.

     I have followed the suggestions given by Arthur Xie in the 'Eternal HDD Issue posting'  from 'pedley and im-a-tryer' as I had exactly the the same problem and results as they did.

    I had an additional 'pop up' with the message  'Logical Disc Manager - system cannot find the file specified'.  I could not assign a partition letter for the drive.

    I have not created a dynamic volume and I also tried it on another Vista laptop with the same result.

    I also tried with XP Pro and although the drive was detected in Device Manager it was not enumerated in Disk Management and therefore I did not have the the option to initialise the drive.

    I hope that someone can throw some light on how I can resolve my problem.

    Thanks in advance.

    Thursday, March 12, 2009 9:28 PM