WD Black not recognized after 3months


#1

Hello

I recently bought a 1TB WD Black, it was working fine for the last 3 months.

In fact, I even installed win7 on it, so I’m dual booting it winXP which is installed in my seagate

However, last night when I tried to boot into win7, it gave me an error that the device (the wd black) is not accessible.

Then I tried booting into winXP, and it works fine, obviously it’s the wd black that has the error
I checked on my computer in winXP, and it only recognize my wd black as a RAW format with only 31.5MB free space

Is there anything I can do to recover my WD black?

any help is greatly appreciated
cheers


#2

Do you have a Gigabyte motherboard with Xpress Recovery BIOS?

If so, then see this thread:
http://community.wdc.com/t5/Desktop/Creating-Partition-in-Windows-XP/m-p/14593#M860

You can also try the HDD Capacity Restore Tool:
http://hddguru.com/content/en/software/2007.07.20-HDD-Capacity-Restore-Tool/

I would also upgrade your motherboard BIOS.


#3

many thanks

the recover utility works like a charm =)