initialize an erased drive

I erased a drive with WiebeTech DriveErazer.

Then I tried to initialize it in Disk Management.

Disk Management is telling me "Can't be initialized" and "Drive Not Ready."

I think I've done this before though.

Any suggestions for making this drive useful again?

Ron Hicks
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Use something like Kill Disk to erase all partitions and then try again in Disk Management to initialize it.

http://www.killdisk.com/erasepartition_win.htm
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Is this internally connected drive? Check if all cables are connected tightly.
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rindiCommented:
Maybe the disk is failing? Use it's manufacturer's diagnostic tool to find out.
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nobusCommented:
i had such a problem years ago by using killdisk - it was good and well killed - and i never used killdisk again

i assume the disk shows up in the bios?

Then i would test the disk on another PC first - and connect it directly to a sata cable, not over USB; but it's possible it was bad, or you have a bad connection

how is it connected?  usb or sata ?
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Ronald HicksAuthor Commented:
i queried wiebetech, and they suggested I rerun the erase.  i did and was able to initialize the disk afterwards.  Crystal though is reporting "caution" status, based on 200 unallocatable sectors.

Thanks all.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You are very welcome and I was happy to assist.
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Ronald HicksAuthor Commented:
I meant unrelocatable sectors .
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