Windows 10: Disk Cannot Be Initialised - Device Isn't Ready

Discus and support Disk Cannot Be Initialised - Device Isn't Ready in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Hi there, I've tried everything under the sun to get this to work but so far nothing has. I have a WD Passport not ssd that is unable to be... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Bailey Russell, Jan 13, 2021 at 1:57 AM.

  1. Disk Cannot Be Initialised - Device Isn't Ready


    Hi there,

    I've tried everything under the sun to get this to work but so far nothing has. I have a WD Passport not ssd that is unable to be initialised by every third party software, disk management windows and CMD/powershell. It is listed on disk management but not in DiskPart but i can still select it? pictured in photo below All websites and other threads suggest CHKDSK and using the built in tool for defragging but the drive has no drive letter assigned so i can't even use those tools.

    Any help is greatly appreciated and I will try to reply asap.

    Thanks

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    :)
     
    Bailey Russell, Jan 13, 2021 at 1:57 AM
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    After the latest update from Windows, my Canon Pixma ip6600 printer isnt working. In Device Manager it shows up as working properly but when I go to print it isn´t listed as an option in any programs. Troubleshoot suggests it´s a USB 2 printer on a USB
    3 port and that that´s the problem but that cant be since it worked fine before the update. I´ve tried to uninstall and plug it back in but that doesn´t work either.
     
    Sigurdur WilliamBrynjarsson, Jan 13, 2021 at 2:03 AM
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  3. Akaje12# Win User
    Recover Data on Not Initialised external HDD

    I replaced the the PCB on a Toshiba 1TB External HDD as the USB connection dislodged, paying careful attention to the part details:

    MQ01UBD100 Toshiba PCB G3448A - $48.00 - HDDzone.com.

    There is about 300GB of data on the disk and was working perfactley.

    Ironic thing is that the disk is my backup disk for photos, docs etc

    I have a DELL Latitude E6540 running Windows 10.

    • Disk Management lists it as Disk 1 Unknown // Not Initialised // "Device is not ready" after trying to initialise it in both MBR and GBT.
    • Device Manager lists in Disk Drives as working properly, Drivers up to date etc. I have uninstalled and reinstalled it.
    • Disckpart// list disc as an Administrator in CMD will show it as Online but 0 ZERO bites.
    • I have removed and inserted the CMOS battery.
    I suspect I have see the "White Gloved" people who will charge me an arm and a leg for data recovery?

    Is there anybody in Microsoft land that can assist with an alternative.

    Greatly appreciated.

    --Moved from Microsoft Teams/Teams and channels--
     
  4. Disk Cannot Be Initialised - Device Isn't Ready

    My USB Flash drive cannot be initialised and it is now ready only in current state

    hi Jay followed your steps to run disk management as admin and the problem is still that the initialise option is greyed out.
     
    AnthonyHoHongKong, Jan 13, 2021 at 2:03 AM
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