Question about Hitachi Deskstar T7K250 (0A30777) Hard Drive

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Hi there, i purchased a Hitachi Deskstar model: HDT722516DLAT80, it has alot of old photos from when my nephew was a baby and it used to work perfectly fine, then one day it stopped appearing in mycomputer, it shows in disk management but it says its not initialized, when i try to initialize it, it only has two options to try, when trying both, it comes up with an error message saying 'Incorrect function' i dont know how to get it to appear and i cant assign a drive letter as its not initialized, hope you can help as i dont want to lose these memories! Rachael

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I feel for you! It's awful losing your photos. You need to find someone with a caddy or Pata or Sata to USB adapter. Your particular drive could be either as that model is available in Pata or Sata, HDT722525DLAT80 or HDT722516DLAT8 are Parallel ATA HDT722525DLA380 or HDT722516DLA380 are Serial ATA, so I don't know which you have
mount the drive on the appropriate adapter or caddy. If you can recognise the drive it may be that your partition and files will be visible, if you can recognise some sort of partition but your files are not there you can then run data recovery software on the drive to try to get your files back. I know this sounds crude but it may well be that the drive is stuck, and a brief mechanical tap as you connect the drive to the power can sometimes free it up long enough to get the files off. Try to ascertain if it's spinning, only try the mechanical shock if it isn't spinning after connection to the power look here http://free-backup.info/data-recovery-software.htm for data recovery software or just google free data recovery software. Sorry I can't be of more help.

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One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect/ boot up

Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA

the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty

make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they are probably old and faulty ?
hope this helps

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    I would recommend TechRxhttp://techrxgb.com This drive is "quite" interesting; and that lack of initializing is due to a corrupt System area. This is the area on the hard drive that stores the hard drive's boot information. Without it, the drive will not detect by the computer. It's not something you can fix on your own. However, your data may still be there.

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    Brian Sullivan Jan 29, 2011

    click start control panel administrive tools computer management then select event viewer depending on what operating sytem you have this may vary
    extend the events there you will see errors in red you will no what exactly what the error was and at what time it occured you might have to uninstall then reinstall the program and its files
    If it’s a ntdll.dll error the ntdll.dll error only displays when you use a specific software program,
    uninstall the program, reboot your computer, and then install the latest version again from scratch.
    until you know what the problem is you cant fix it or you might try
    you could run the check disk utility
    click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to repair any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive this should schedule to happen when you restart your computer then defragment your hard drive
    have you replaced those leads i suggested from the motherboard to your hard drive if just one of those is faulty this problem will occur
    i hope you get those photos back
    hope this helps

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