Do you know why does a hard drive say it is not initialized and needs to be initialized? How to fix data from ahard drive that shows not initialized on Windows computer? You might be frustrated that hard disk drive shows uninitialized on Windows operating system when it contains many important data because you are unable to access any data unless initializing the hard drive. However, it will erase the hard drive if you initialize it. If you want to fix the hard drive initialized problem on Windows without losing any data, iCare Data Recovery can help you to repair deleted files from Windows first of all.
You do not need to initialize the hard drive; instead, you can run iCare Data Recovery to fix any file from the uninitialized hard drive on all Windows OS:
Step1. Free download iCare Data Recovery on computer and select a proper scan mode.
Step2. Choose the disk drive that shows not initialized and scan.
Step3. Preview files after scanning and then save the lost files to another drive.
Then, you can select the Initialized disk option to initialize the hard drive. You need to knows that initializing the disk will erase all data stored on this partition, so you had better make sure that you have restored all needed data before initializing the hard disk drive under Disk Management.
It is not strange if it is a new hard drive shows uninitialized after installing on a Windows computer. Every time you install a new hard drive on a Windows computer, you need to divide it into several partitions and initialize it in order to make it work normally. However, it is a terrible problem if the hard drive shows uninitialized due to following reasons:
1. The hard drive contains bad sectors
Hard drive bad sectors will cause many problems, among which hard drive not initializing is a common problem. Besides, hard drive bad sectors might also result in hard drive RAW not formatted error, hard drive corruption and more.
2. Hard drive failure due to virus infection
If your hard drive shows not initialized on Windows computer, you had better run antivirus program to check yourhard drive. Virus infection can damage the file system of hard disk drive and you might face hard drive failure problem on your computer. In this situation, the hard drive might also say uninitialized.
3. Hard drive is damaged due to Windows system crash
Sometimes, hard drive will be damaged due to Windows system crash,in which situation the hard drive might shows not initialized when you attempt to open it.
iCare Data Recovery is also helpful with data recovery from external hard drive and other storage media when you cannot open the disk normally since it shows uninitialized on Windows computer. In addition to what mentioned above, an external drive might be uninitialized due to incorrect operation. For example, you unplug external hard drive to computer unsafely during data transferring. You had better avoid these improper operation.
Windows 10 operating system is the latest Windows OS developed by Microsoft. Windows 10 operating system has many improvements than its previous version, but you are still unable to access a disk partition when it shows not initialized on Windows 10. iCare Data Recovery is compatible with Windows 10 operating system to recover any lost data from all brands of hard drives like Samsung hard drive, Maxtor hard drive, WD , Seagate , Hitachi , Toshiba hard drive, etc when Windows 10 OS reports that hard drive is not initialized and not accessible.
Windows 8 is a Microsoft operating system developed earlier than Windows 10. Although many open upgrade their PC to Windows 10 operating system, many PC users still like to use Windows 8 operating system. What can you do if Windows 8 OS says hard drive is uninitialized and it is not accessible? What can you do to fix all inaccessible files from an uninitialized hard drive on Windows 8? Of course, you can also use iCare Data Recovery to get back your data from uninitialized hard drive or removable hard drive.
In fact, hard drive not initialized is a problem that usually occurs on all Windows computers. You can use iCare Data Recovery to recover data when hard drive shows that it needs to be initialized onWindows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, etc. Whenever you have a similar problem on any Windows operating system, you should remember not to initialize the hard drive before getting back everything you need.
You can try iCare Data Recovery to resolve data loss problem when run into the similar data loss problem as below:
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