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WD Hard drive not workng after naking it a recovering drive for WIndows 8

I purchased a new laptop a few days ago and my dealer told me to make a Windows recovery drive. I had a spare WD passport 320GB external HDD so i thought to use it. When I was making the recovery drive, Win8 formatted my eHDD to 32GB. Then after some time it gave an error that "Recovery Drive not successful" (something like that). Now I am strucked up. I can use only 32GB of my HDD. I formatted it "normally" a hundred times but I can only use 32GB. Rest is not shown in Properties of HDD.

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If you repartition the drive, clearing the 32Gb partition, if the drive is not damaged, it should then format properly.

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WD MyPassPort 320 GB partially dead after an attempt to make it Win8 recovery drive.


Maybe you can try to format it to see if you can get the space back. But one thing important is that you may need to backup your files first. If not, you may lose them. Or you may try some file recovery tool after you format your drive. This may be help, I've try it, workable. http://www.uflysoft.com/data-recovery-mac/ Hope it can help and hope you can get back your 320G back.

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Hi Regin, I used to have a WD drive and one day I started having all sorts of formatting issues. The WD was very sensitive and then a week or so later, it started making clicking noises, and then a day later it died.
I returned it and got a new WD but in less than 8 months, I lost all my data again! I never bothered asking WD for a new one, and used it as a door stopper for a year or more! Eventually, I threw it away about a year ago.
I recently read that someone whose WD drive crashed threw it in the freezer and left it there for a couple days and then it was fine!!! I am telling you the truth, i read that here on FixYa!
In any case, be care, be tender. Dont think that just because you have a back up drive that you are protected! My experience suggests that there is something wrong with a number of WD drives! We should all get our money bacK!
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I'm sorry to say that this may be due to a corrupt HDD. WD Hard drives tend to die far too fast (I know this too well unfortunately).

If this is under warranty, I would call up WD support service for a free replacement.

If you want to take more invasive steps, I will be happy to help you try and recover your files.

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Hello,

at this point performing recovery yourself may be risky, you may end up losing alot of data. A great software that I've used for few years now myself is FileScavenger.

You should try its demo version and see if its able to scan your drive and find your files, if it is, consider purchasing the software and recover your files, it will be much cheaper compared to the 300$ but the results can't be guaranteed at this point.

http://www.quetek.com/prod02.htm

whatever you do, don't write anything to the drive, only read from it. (you must recover to another hard drive and have enought space available)

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It sounds as though the drive has failed. A hard drive making clicking noises is never a good thing, often indicating a problem involving the read/write head and its servo.

To see if the drive has failed (I believe you mentioned you have a mac?) connect the drive and go into disk utility. If the drive is listed to the left, you may be able to format it. I fear, however, this will not be the case and the drive has failed.

You may or may not be able to recover your files, via data recovery specialists, though these tend to be costly.

http://www.drivecrash.com/ is one such data recovery service you may want to look into.

If you would like to try software recovery on your own, I recommend Data Rescue II (http://www.prosofteng.com/products/data_rescue.php) You can use the trial to see if your data can be recovered.

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