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Seagate 3TB HDD "Not initialized" error

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have a problem with a seagate 3tb HDD from an old computer and it was not working so i tried on my pc "Replacing it in place on my hdd cables(so cables are 100% working)" and it gives me the same error "a device which does not exist was specified". Sometimes i would start the windows and its not showing in disk partition or in the mobo. And something very weird happens is that when i connect the HDD the computer boots significantly slower even its booting from an ssd which the computer can operate normaly without the hdd there but i want to get it working.
"DiskPart Doesn't list the disk only Disk Management'
Here are screenshots of " INFO&ERRORS" :
https://prnt.sc/thzfc9

https://prnt.sc/ti04gc

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I tried searching for answers online but i couldnt find anything """"""""ALSO MY PC IS NEW SO NO PROBLEMS WITH TYPE OF PARTITIONS OR 2TB+ STORAGE.

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Sounds like the HDD is broken from what you've described.


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Do you have any data in it?

If not just do the initialize process.

Or get another partition editor like easeus partition manager.

Check the cable, the port on both end, make sure it's clean.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
8 hours ago, SupaKomputa said:

Do you have any data in it?

If not just do the initialize process.

Or get another partition editor like easeus partition manager.

Check the cable, the port on both end, make sure it's clean.

No i dont i just need it to be working again... Unfortunately i can't initialize it as i get  "a device which does not exist was specified" error. Cable is surely working becuase i replaced my old working hdd with this one to try it

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Posted · Original PosterOP
19 minutes ago, SupaKomputa said:

Boot to linux see if it's detected there.

thats what i will try to do but unfortunately my pc have problems booting it

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Posted · Original PosterOP
9 hours ago, Alex Atkin UK said:

Sounds like the HDD is broken from what you've described.

its likely but its a waste not to try.

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