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Fixed: Hard Drive Partition Not Responding in Windows 10/8/7

2017-01-04 16:09:41 Posted by Tracy King to Partition Manager

Summary:
Hard drive partition not responding in Windows 10, 8 or 7? Your computer hard drive partition fails to work and you get no access to it? Relax! Powerful methods are available here to help fix hard drive partition not responding issue in Windows without losing any data now.

Hard drive partition in Windows 10 fails to respond when you tried to open it for storing new data? Unable to access your hard drive partition? Hard drive partition shows up in computer but you just cannot open it? Relax! All your concerns about this problem can all be fixed now. You’ll find easy and reliable solutions to get this problem fixed by ease now.

Method 1. Manually fix hard drive partition not responding error

Step 1. Make not responding hard drive partition to show up in PC

If your hard drive partition cannot be detected or fail to show up in PC, your very first step is to force it show up with CMD. Just follow below steps to do it now:

  • Open Command Prompt > Type: diskpart and hit Enter;
  • Type: list disk in DISKPART and hit Enter;
  • Type: select disk 0 (0 is the disk number which you want to fix and repair) and hit Enter;
  • Type: clean and hit Enter;
  • Type: create partitions primary and hit Enter;
  • When a window pops up to ask "Do you want to format it now?", click Cancel;
  • Type: exit and hit Enter;

Step 2. Recover important data from not responding hard drive partition

If you have important data stored in the partition, it’s highly recommended for you to recover all partition data firstly before recreating new partition. Professional hard drive recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard will help you simply get all important data from the not responding hard drive partition with simple steps:

1. Download, active and run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and select location where your not responding or dead hard drive partition is, click Scan;

Scan and find data from not responding hard drive partition.

2. Let this software to scan and fin all data and other files on the hard drive partition in Windows 10/8/7 with Quick Scan and Deep Scan mode; 
Preview and select found files, click Recover to restore all found files to a safe spot in PC.

Recover data from not responding hard drive partition in Windows system.

Step 3. Create a new partition to replace the not responding partition

Now you may directly delete the not responding partition and recreate a brand new partition to store data again:

  • Open Device Manager > Click Disk Management;
  • Right-click hard disk partition which you've just fixed and select Delete Volume;
  • Click Yes > Right-click on it again and select New Simple Volume;
  • Click Next > Specify size of your hard disk and click Next;
  • Rename your hard disk and click Next;
  • Click Next > Finish

Now you can move your restored data from the not responding hard drive partition and save them into the newly created partition. 

If you prefer a more simpler method, please refer to Method 2 to get your problem with not responding hard drive partition in Windows 10/8/7 solved by ease now.

Method 2. Repair dead or not responding hard drive partition in Windows 10/8/7 with free partition manager software

This method is majorly based on the help of professional free partition manager software - EaseUS Partition Master Free. It allows you to fix disk partition not responding issue with simple clicks. Let’s see now:

Step 1. Check and fix internal errors in not responding hard drive partition in 3 steps

1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master Free and right-click the partition that you want to check by clicking "Check partition".
2. Choose the way that you want to use to check partition: Check Partition Properties, Call Windows Chkdsk to fix errors, Surface Test.
Click OK
3. Let EaseUS Partition Master automatically check hard disk partition errors and repair errors for you. Click OK to finish the process.

Repair not responding hard drive partition.

Step 2. Delete not responding partition and create a new one

Now you can directly delete the not responding partition and recreate a new one.

Note: If you have important data stored in the not responding partition, you shall follow Step 2 in Method 1 to apply hard drive recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard thoroughly restore all your data in advance.

Let’s see how to delete and create a new partition now:

1. Download EaseUS Partition Master Free and launch it on your computer;
2. Select "Delete Partition" and choose partitions that you need to combine by pressing "OK".

Delete not responding partition.

3. Choose "Apply". Then deleting partitions is done on Windows 10/8/7.
4. Launch EaseUS Partition Master Free and select unallocated area on your Windows 10/8/7 computer and right click it by choosing "Create partition".

Create new partition to replace not responding hard drive partition.

Specify the partition size, name and file system.
5. Choose "Apply". Then your partitions are created successfully on Windows 10 for free.

Now that you’ve get your not responding hard drive partition repaired in Windows 10/8/7 and you can save your old partition data back into the newly created partition again.