I have a PC that had a boot disk error. After trying WIN 7 Home disk to repair which would not work we took the disk out and attached it to a WIN 7 machine, and after booting it came up in Computer Management as 'Not Initialized'. Can we initialize it on the WIN 7 machine and then put it back in the original machine to try to do a WIN 7 start-up repair or will initializing it partition and format the disk? We cannot afford to loose the data on the disk.
Thanks in advance.