Restore Uninitialized Hard Drive Data

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.x and above (including Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion & Mavericks)

  • There are times when you attempt to access data from hard drive and may get a pop up dialogue box which shows a message “Unknown, Not initialized and Unallocated”. You don’t know the exact reason behind such error message, but it leaves your entire data stored on hard drive inaccessible. When you check in “My Computer” it may not show up your hard drive or any of its drive letters, but to your shock in Disk Management it shows hard disk with a black bar at the top instead of blue bar saying “Drive not initialized and Unallocated” Also when you open Disk Management in such scenario, it tells you to initialize your disk.

    Normally users are in fear of losing data if you follow to initialize the disk. But when the disk is not initialized computer cannot communicate with it and you won’t be able to use data rescue software. However, here initializing disk will write a small amount of data, a MBR to start of the disk. Once this is done, it will then let your computer to communicate with the disk. But in many cases, the initialize disk function will return messages such as I/O error  or others. What’s more to your frustration, your important data consisting of photos, videos, documents and programs are gone.

    You will get upset about the loss of precious data kept on hard drive and keep worrying about the possible ways to restore it back. Then Relax, you have reached the correct place. You need to get to know about an expert tool named hard drive data revival software to rescue and get back complete data files from hard disk that is shown as not initialized. You just have to connect it to the computer having any of the Windows 7, XP, Vista, Server 2003 and 2008 operating systems. Then download this software on it and carry out a few simple steps to complete hard drive data revival in order to view the list of rescued files from the uninitialized hard disk drive on its user. Visit homepage using this link

    When you try to connect and detect such uninitialized hard drive on other computers, you may also get other error messages such as “Format Drive”, “Drive cannot be accessed”, “RAW drive is not initialized”, etc. when you try to open the drive. Before going through the further details of hard drive data recovery tool, let us go though the reasons that shows hard drive as uninitialized:

    • The file system of hard drive gets corrupted due to dangerous virus attacks
    • Sudden power failures and abrupt system shut while accessing data from hard drive
    • Corruption of Partition Table or Master Boot Record
    • Operating system malfunction or other software conflicts
    • Incorrect usage or frequent usage of the of the hard drive
    • Aging of the hard drive, hard drive crash or failure

    Useful Tips:

    Firstly, do not format the inaccessible or uninitialized hard drive when you see warning error message as may complicate the process of data recovery from not initialized hard drive. Even if you format or initialize hard drive, avoid further read and write operations on the hard drive. Because newly added files may start to overwrite the erased data on hard drive resulting in permanent loss of data from hard drive. Then go for recovering data from the uninitialized hard drive by using the competent hard drive data recovery utility to get back entire hard disk data without facing any difficulties. This tool turns to be accurate choice if are worried about how to get back data from a hard drive that won't boot after hardware/software issues and registry file corruption.

    Requirements: Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

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    Data recovery from uninitialized hard drive

    You can undelete deleted data from the hard drive or its partition by using hard drive data revival software. It thoroughly scans your hard drive for lost or inaccessible files by making of powerful algorithms. This utility has got the ability to identify and reclaim around 280 different file types based their unique file signatures. This read-only software will safely perform hard drive data resurgence to rescue lost or missing files from hard drive without damaging them. You can also get back deleted partition or lost partition and its data from the hard drive after re-partitioning HDD to resize the existing partitions that too in few minutes.

    With the help of this tool, you can unerase data from SATA, SCSI and IDE hard drives, external hard drives, USB drives and other storage media on both Windows and Mac computers. It supports famous brands of hard drive including Samsung, Western Digital, Toshiba, Seagate, LaCie, Maxtor, Iomega, Buffalo and so on. You can utilize this tool to perform data revival from crashed computer hard drive, failed or bad hard drive after any complex situation in just few clicks of mouse. By employing a Mac version of this hard drive data rescue program, you can actually get back data from hard drive showing not initialized on Mac Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion operating systems.

    Steps to perform data revival from uninitialized hard drive are:

    Step 1: Disconnect hard drive that shows as not initialized from PC and connect it to another PC as a secondary storage device. Make sure hard drive data recovery software is installed on the computer to which the hard drive is connected. Launch the software and select "Recover Partitions/Drives" option from the main screen as shown in Figure 1

    Recover Data from Hard Drive Not Initialized - Select Partitions/Drives option

    Figure 1: Select Recover Partitions/Drives

    Step 2: Select "Partition Recovery" option from the next display screen. Select the hard drive that is showing as not initialized to recover lost data then click "Next" button to start scanning as shown in Figure 2

    Recover Data from Hard Drive Not Initialized - Select Hard Drive

    Figure 2: Select Uninitialized Hard Drive

  • Requirements: Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

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    Step 3: Once the scanning is completed, the software will display list of partitions that have been found. Select appropriate partitions from which you want to recover files then click "Next" button as shown in Figure 3

    Recover Data from Hard Drive Not Initialized - Select Partition

    Figure 3: Select Proper Hard Drive Partition

    Step 4: After scanning is completed, it displays a list of recovered files from hard disk drive that failed to boot under Data View on its display screen as shown in Figure 4

    Recover Data from Hard Drive Not Initialized - Recovered Data list

    Figure 4: List of Recovered Data

    Requirements: Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

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