WD Elements 1023 usd HD offline & Not Initialized

By mrziko ยท 6 replies
Nov 1, 2013
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  1. Hello
    Hard Drive not Visible in My Computer I go to computer management

    > Disk managements


    I don't know what can I do and when I right click on it and select any option some error message appear with The Media is write protected :/

    WD Elements 1023 usd HD offline&Not Initialized

    plz help me :'(
  2. ITLogicSystems

    ITLogicSystems TS Booster Posts: 28   +7

  3. Jitendra

    Jitendra TS Rookie

    I've got the same problem, exact same problem. WD formater failed as well.
  4. Techpumpkin_WD

    Techpumpkin_WD TS Member

    Hello Jitendra,

    If you don't mind loosing the information you had on that drive you can try erasing it with WD DLG http://products.wdc.com/support/kb.ashx?id=I0gtez . Use the Full write zeros option. This will reset the drive back to factory settings. Hope that works for you.
  5. lokesh pol

    lokesh pol TS Rookie

    hi, im facing the same problem mention above, I have tried both the WD software but issue didn't solve. it give me an error of to many bad sector. plz guide me on this.
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,128   +982

    " it give me an error of to many bad sector." Bad news. The drive will never be serviceable (aka usable + reliable).
    In HD technology, sector 0 must absolutely be usable (for fat32 & ntfs file systems). These can not be remapped to other sectors can. Return it as a defect.
  7. Wendy Oltman

    Wendy Oltman TS Booster Posts: 129   +16

    I am afraid that you will need to for a for hardware level servicing option, where the technician will attempt to replace various key components to get the drive functioning again.

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