Question Can't initialize HDD

ZaneG01

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Jul 13, 2017
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I have recently build a PC, i installed Windows 10 on my 128GB SSD, but forgot to even set up my hard drive and i've only come across this now as i've run out of room on my SSD. The HDD shows up in Disk Management as Unknown and Not Initialized, although it does show the size of the disk. If i try to initialize it i get the error message "The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error." In event viewer, the description is "VDS fails to write boot code on a disk during clean operation. Error code: 800704D@02070008". I cannot for the life of me find any support online anywhere. I have used 3 different SATA cables and tried all SATA slots on my motherboard. Same error every time. I am using an ASUS Prime H370 Plus CSM Motherboard, and the HDD in question is a Seagate Barracuda 1TB ST1000DM010 3.5in Hard Drive. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
 

Lutfij

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Make sure you're on the latest BIOS update for your motherboard. Then make sure you've got the latest chipset and MEI drivers onboard. Then comes the SATA drivers. Make sure that is the latest on your platform. If you haven't installed them, please do so manually in an elevated command.

i.e Right click> Run as Administrator

Then you can try and initialize the HDD from Disk Manager.
 

ZaneG01

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I have done all that, my pc will no longer boot up until i unplug the SATA cable connected to my HDD now. It is just stuck on the ASUS loading screen, as soon as i pull the cable out, it boots.
 

ZaneG01

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i thought maybe it was trying to boot windows from my HDD now, but there's is still only one option in the boot priority in my BIOS. really stuck on this
 

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