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You must initialize a disk before Logical Disk Manager can access it.

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windows xp setup not creat the partation.
and not show the tha harddisk,but harddisk are showing the bios setup.
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SOURCE: Verbatim 250 GB drive suddenly not recongnized

Sounds like either the HDD or the USB controller card is almost dead.

Sorry for the news, if it is the USB controller you should be able to have the drive transferred into a new enclosure and continue using it. However if it's the circuitry on the Hard drive itself you may be in need of more serious assistance.

You can take the drive to most computer stores and have someone tranfer it into a new enclosure if you need the data and don't mind the risk of voiding your warranty. If that doesn't work, let me know and I can point you in the direction of a service company that can attempt to extract you files from the damaged drive.


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If the drive is available, with a blue bar in disk management, just right click on it and select 'change drive letter and paths'. This will allow you to assign your own drive letter.

If you have more than one external drive or if you use daemon tools, powerISO, they may be trying to occupy the same drive letter, which would explain your problem...

If you see a black bar, it would seem your partition was corrupted and you would need to try and recover your data, if necessary (recuva recovery software is an option) and then repartition the drive.

Hope this helps!

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The problem is probably being caused by the Logical Disk Manager
Administrative service and possibly the logical Disk Manager service
not being started or the services might be disabled.
To solve the problem, click on the "Start" menu, click the "Run" command, and then type
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For Windows 2000 and XP:
Right click on My Computer.
Choose Manage (This will open the Computer Management window).
Go to the Storage category and select Disk Management
Right click the new drive (usually listed as Hard Disk 1) and "initialize"
You now have the option to partition and format the drive.
The default settings of Primary Partition and NTFS- Quick Format are recommended
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1. Boot from (Win 7) disk>select language>accept license terms and agreements>advance disk drive options>select from a list of partitions available there
2. Check if the “Logical Disk Manager “ and “Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service” are automatic and started under services.msc, and
3. To go to the following link and test the hard drive of the notebook:

Please try this out, and the inform back with further details

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