The specified disk is not convertible because the size is less than the minimum

Hello, this is my first short article on this site, typically I deserve to uncover an issue someone else was having but I cannot seem to discover one rather like this.As declared in the title, I am unable to initialize my "new" HDD, through both MBR and also GPT partition styles throwing errors. MBR being a "The device cannot discover the file specified" error and GPT being "the mentioned disk is not convertible because dimension is much less than minimum dimension required for GPT disks" error.I have tried many kind of different partition programs, some which watch the drive yet can not initialize it, and also others that do not watch the drive at all.I understand the disk has no concerns because other computers have the right to watch and also use it just fine.

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#2JohnC_21


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Posted 21 April 2018 - 08:05 PM


Tright here are partitions presently on the disk?

 

This disk will be a documents disk or a OS disk?

 

What size is the disk?

 

What is the make and model of the computer? What OS?


#3TheZenithSerene


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Posted 21 April 2018 - 08:32 PM


The disk is currently partitioned 

it was an OS disk for my older Windows XP desktop

 

it is 250 GB

 

it is a Western Digital Caviar SE: WD2500AAJS 

Windows 10

ASRock motherboard

AMD Ryzen3

 

 

I would favor it to be a data disk, and also I don"t care around anything that is on it. I want to use it as a backup.

however, if it would simply be more convenient to buy a 1TB HDD from Walmart, I might execute that rather.

Edited by hamluis, 12 December 2020 - 06:50 PM.


#4JohnC_21


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Posted 21 April 2018 - 08:42 PM


Open an elevated command prompt. Press the Windows crucial + X > command prompt as admin. It can be called powershell. Type the following commands.

 

diskpart               Opens the diskpart command also window

list disk                Make a note of the disk number linked via the 250gb WD

select disk X       Wbelow X is the number associated with the 250gb WD. Make sure you have actually the correct number. The next command also wipes the disk

clean                    This will wipe the partitions on the drive

convert MBR       Initializes the disk as a MBR disk. If you obtain an error overlook it.

produce partition primary

format fs=ntfs quick

assign

 

exit    exits diskpart

exit    exits command or powershell prompt

 

Is the drive now detected by Windows?


#5TheZenithSerene


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Posted 21 April 2018 - 08:50 PM


Unfortunately, that did not work 

errors were thrvery own once inputting the commands "transform MBR" and "develop partition primary"

"the device cannot discover the file specified."

 

when typing "format fs=ntfs quick," and "assign," I acquired this message

"there is no volume selected

please choose a volume and also attempt aacquire." 

 

 

I must additionally note that it shows up in disk administration as "unrecognized," and also "Not Initialized." 

it does not present the size of the disk either.

Edited by hamluis, 12 December 2020 - 06:50 PM.


#6JohnC_21


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Posted 21 April 2018 - 08:54 PM


If you cannot initialize the drive by right clicking in Disk Management that deserve to indicate a dead drive. Have you tried a new SATA data cable and port on the motherboard?


#7TheZenithSerene


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Posted 21 April 2018 - 09:01 PM


Like I sassist, I can usage the drive on other tools, so the disk is fine. I"ve tried different ports and cables, they all see the drive, however cannot read it.

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Edited by hamluis, 12 December 2020 - 06:51 PM.


#8JohnC_21


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Posted 21 April 2018 - 09:15 PM


I never before came across this difficulty other than a drive arriving as not initialized and unable to initialize it in Disk Management. I do not understand also why the drive can show up on other tool but errors on on this motherboard. Have you tried using a boot disk of a Partition Manager like Gparted. This would take it completely out of Windows.

 

See my post listed below. In Gparted you want to develop a brand-new MSdos (MBR) partition table then a new primary partition formatted NTFS. The disk is based upon linux so if you gain errors through it then I think there is some incompatibility in between your WD and also the motherboard.

 

https://www.vivaworldcup.info system.com/forums/t/675513/force-formatting-a-corrupt-wd-external-hdd-which-causes-file-explorer-to-freeze/?p=4482199


#9ChinmayG


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Posted 12 December 2020 - 05:52 PM


Did you resolve your issue?I as well facing same issue.

Edited by hamluis, 12 December 2020 - 06:52 PM.


#10GreyWulf


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Posted 12 December 2020 - 07:29 PM


Wow, talk about resurrecting the dead!

 

You execute realize that this threview is more than 2 and fifty percent years old.

 

Anymeans, I constantly usage GParted from an Ubuntu Live USB.

Just download the latest Ubuntu Live ISO and put it on a USB, it usually comes through GParted installed, if not, you deserve to constantly install it.

IMO, GParted is the ideal partition management software application.

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If you are acquiring errors or other troubles through your drive though, it is always finest to test for bad sectors or negative blocks first, if you uncover any type of, then your drive demands replacing.


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