Hard Disk is not initializable (Device not ready/media corrupt)
Posted on 1997-06-20
I really need help! My hard disk had some errors in the last months but
norton disk doctor was able to repair the disk each time. Now i decided
to format the hard disk in order to get rid of these errors.
I backed up all my files and started from an nomai mcd. So far so good,
then i tried to initialize the hard disk with apples hd_sc_setup (don´t
know the exact name) which i patched with resedit so, that it finds my
IBM 1GB hard disk, too, and not only apple disks.
It found the device on SCSI ID 0 and i pressed the Initialize-button:
the cursor changed to the rotating wheel but there were no sounds from
the hard disk. After 10 minutes or so, i stopped the program with
command-option-escape and rebooted.
This time hd_sc_setup didn´t find the hard disk any more. I tried FWB
Hard Disk Toolkit: it found the hard disk, but when i try to format or
test or to do anything else with the hard disk it says "Device is not
ready." (it is an internal harddisk so i cannot switch it off, and i
hear the sound of the rotating disks so it is on) when i look at the
detailed error message it says "media wrong or corrupted".
I never had such a serious problem before and don´t know what to do
know, i hope anyone here has enough knowledge and experience to help me!