How can I initialize an external hard drive in Windows that is no longer recognized?

Mutesasira Edward January 3, 2011
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I accidentally removed my Toshiba USB external hard drive without ejecting it. On trying to use it again, it cannot be seen in my computer. It is seen in the device manager, but recognized as an uninitialized device.

I tried initializing it using Windows, but it said required sector not found. I have tried using some software and it recognizes it as bad disk.

My question, is there a solution to the problem my HDD has? If so, please let me know because there is a lot of important information I need to retrieve form it. I will be very greatful if am helped.

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