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I've a disk to recover. The problem is that when i connect it via Usb to Windows, Disk Management tell me "Disk is not initialized". So i try to inizialize it flagging "MBR" or "GPT" but Windows return an error "Unknow Function".

How can i re-initialize the disk ? Which software can i try to recover it ?

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Well, "Initializing" your disk is going to format it. So you probably don't want to do that.

What you want to do is restore from the backups you took.

But since you don't have backups, your options are trying to get a block-level copy of the disk, if you can, and then pulling your hair out to recover data from that, or sending it off to a data recovery expert.

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if you don't have backups then http://www.grc.com/sr/spinrite.htm maybe a good solution for you.

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