Hard Drive recognized by windows but doesnt work

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The hard disk shows up in devices under device management but not in explorer and it doesnt work. I went to disk management and tried to initialize the drive, but it says cyclic redundancy error. It shows up in disk management as unallocated and not initialized. I double checked the sata cables and switched them too. I tightened them as well but it doesnt seem to work. What do I do. Please help me as this is a new build and im really tensed. Thanks a lot. [The model of the drive is - WDC WD10EZEX 08WN4A0]
 

rscheetah30

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Have you tried that HDD on another pc? That would make sure it's not your motherboad that's causing the issue.
 
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rscheetah30

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Also, try using your manufacturer's disk checking tool so you know it's not your HDD that's dying. I think Seatools will work for that, also if your HDD is recognized in the command prompt, try checking that disk for errors.
 
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I can't currently, I only have this pc available
 
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The cmd wont recognize my hdd and neither would the seatool you suggested :(
 

rscheetah30

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it's probably dead, if you can, return it for another one.
 

RolandJS

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Going forward, ensure you establish and maintain routine full image OS & data partition backups on external media of your choosing. HDDs and SSDs can fail after years or fail after days.
 

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