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I did salvage a lot of mine. This process will take several hours. By Nuser - 26 January 2016 5:07 PM +xArvy - 26 January 2016 12:04 PMThe WD "MyBook" is what's known as an "Advanced Format" drive using a 4 KB sector size Is it V5.6.1? navigate here

Alternatively you can try test_disk, but it is always safer to get the data of to another drive first. 02-16-2010, 11:07 AM #3 Jetmohsli Registered Member Join Date: I did. Using the WD USB-to-SATA bridge, connect the drive as usual through a USB port. The drive will now be available in My Computer. great post to read

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The data would need to be copied to another disk while in the enclosure then after removal you would need to delete the xisting partition and crate and format a new Because I didn't realize this was such a common problem, a long time ago I used the Smartware to engage the password lock on the drive. I really hope others like me manage to find your post too.

My drive is completely un-detectable with original enclosure but it can be detected if I hook it up on docking station (but with disk management showed it as unallocated drive). Hopefully this fix works out for you, too. Choose the drive letter that you want the drive to have. Partition Wizard 7 i am stuck with the same problem... 07-28-2011, 05:38 PM #6 raptor_pa TSF Enthusiast Join Date: Dec 2008 Location: Central PA Posts: 10,227 OS: XP As a

Byeee Reply With Quote 11-07-12,06:31 PM #7 Jmtyra View Profile View Forum Posts Premium Member #21 Join Date Aug 2010 Location Dallas/Fort-Worth First off, welcome to the forum! External Hard Drive Unallocated In Disk Management However, I doubt that there's anything "magical" about it or that it would actually do anything that the Windows method Froggie suggests wouldn't accomplish just as well. How does Augury work exactly? it's hard to believe all that data is just gone because of a badly soldered micro usb connector by wd.

and i m looking for a software that fixes it, TestDisk is a bit complicated. How To Fix Unallocated Hard Drive Hi RumbleBee1385, May I know when you scan your WD My Book Essential 2 Tb with EASE us partition recovery, you scan the hdd with the original enclosure? I wanted to get this solution out because during all my searches I saw a lot of people out there with the same problem. The current state of sector 0 would suggest that you reinitialised the drive while it was outside its original enclosure.

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I opened win 7 disk management and it said that I needed to click on the mbr button. http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2540510/fix-unallocated-hdd.html Lost a lot of stuff I am sort of sick about, just like everyone else here. Wd Mybook Unallocated The fix is to use Ease us partition recovery (free version). How To Recover Unallocated Hard Drive After a lot of searches and two weeks of trying, I finally ran across the fix.

However, it did not show up in Windows Explorer. http://simplecoverage.org/hard-drive/where-did-my-space-go.php Was the original partition type MBR or GPT? Team 32 Super Sticky -- My Heatware Reply With Quote 06-10-12,12:23 PM #5 RumbleBee1385 View Profile View Forum Posts New Member Join Date May 2012 Thanks. Will this provide a stable solution when it comes to backup images and recovery on this Legacy BIOS computer? Convert Wd External Hard Drive To Internal

PLEASE HELP! justin777 2010-10-27 01:45:10 UTC #11 Tried Test Disk but when my external is not yet quick formatted, it results to nothing for in the last step he ask me where is By Arvy - 26 January 2016 6:18 PM =Nuser --- I take it then, that WD Quick Formatter works on all WD externals regardless of whether they have AFT?I can't speak his comment is here HURRAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYY Reply With Quote 09-30-13,09:41 PM #11 luan View Profile View Forum Posts New Member Join Date Sep 2013 Thank you RumbleBee1385!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

problem with AMD HDMI... » Site Navigation » Forum> User CP> FAQ> Support.Me> Steam Error 118> 10.0.0.2> Trusteer Endpoint Protection All times are GMT -7. Easeus Partition Recovery Their My Book Essential models with AFT are WDBAAFxxxxxx whereas my My Book Essential is WDBACW0030HBK-01. It can be formatted but it will also kill my files Bill_S 2010-10-20 21:43:48 UTC #4 Have you tried searching for data recovery software that will restore partitions?  That may be

My problem is, there's nothing wrong with the components (like the common USB pcb adapter problem).

And more importantly, have you found a fix?? Does the US government advocate drinking milk to the detriment of African-Americans? However, it appears to have been zeroed while the drive was inside the enclosure. File Scavenger Make sure that the File System is set to NTFS.

PLEASE HELP! I have done much research online and have have been so far unable to find somebody who has the exact same issue and how to resolve it. Join us to comment and to customize your site experience! weblink I would examine your drive with a hex editor such as HxD.

Computer Management can also be accessed from the Control Panel under Administrative Tools. Browse other questions tagged windows-7 hard-drive partitioning external-hard-drive or ask your own question. I'm in my 8th straight day of trying to recover 1TB of files, and I have not had any success. -S.O.S. I specified 0~5000 sector range to speed up the process, but you can choose to 'Search the Entire Disk' (will take considerably longer) if you're unsure.

Note: If the drive does not show up in Disk Management, then please see Answer ID 1164: WD external drive is not assigned a drive letter by Windows or Mac OSX The customer service rep told me that "since the drive did not show up it was empty" and I find it hard to believe that moving it from one enclosure to Reply With Quote 12-11-13,11:41 PM #12 microm View Profile View Forum Posts New Member Join Date Dec 2013 Originally Posted by RumbleBee1385 My woes began when I removed my WD Joe_S 2011-01-12 15:47:24 UTC #4 Can you create one partition on the disk then shrink that one to size you want.

Originally Posted by luan Thank you RumbleBee1385!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Remove Advertisements Sponsored Links TechSupportForum.com Advertisement 02-16-2010, 09:39 AM #2 raptor_pa TSF Enthusiast Join Date: Dec 2008 Location: Central PA Posts: 10,227 OS: XP It sounds like All Rights Reserved. I then installed it into my PC and to my anguish it did not show up.

I used the program to recover the mbr file. WD My Book 1.5tb Showing as "unallocated space" after removed from case.