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    Question Wiped to death

    I used Acronis tools to wipe an external hard disk and a thumb drive. They're so wiped Windows doesn't recognize them as drives in Explorer. Is there a way I can bring them back to life?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keffdoak View Post
    I used Acronis tools to wipe an external hard disk and a thumb drive. They're so wiped Windows doesn't recognize them as drives in Explorer. Is there a way I can bring them back to life?

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    Keff,

    You may need to try a Linux Live Boot CD if Windows won't see the drive.

    You could also try the free windows partition managers like:
    EaseUS Partition Master Free or
    Partition Wizard Mini-Tool

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    Hopefully in Disk Management it will be recognized enough to initialize or write an MBR or GPT info to the disk so it can be formatted and assigned a drive letter so explorer can use them.

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    Do they show up at all, such as unallocated space? Do you see any change when you plug them in?

    I would also take a look at Partition Wizard. I have used this app regularly for partitioning needs.

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