How to Initialize Disk

When you add a new hard disk to your computer, it usually shows as uninitialized. Sometimes, even an old hard disk which has been used for a long time in your computer might change uninitialized due to many reasons like partition table corruption, virus infection, etc. Or a hard disk shows as uninitialized after clean up disk on your computer. Anyway, you are not able to write any data to an uninitialized disk. Then, is there any way to initialize a disk on Windows computer? You can use IM-Magic Partition Resizer to init disk.

How to Initialize Disk?

Step1. Right click the uninitialized disk and select "Init Disk" option.

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Step2. Choose MBR or GPT for your disk. Or you may leave it by default.initialize disk

Note: Disk over 2TB needs GPT.initialize disk

Step3. Click "Apply Changes" button.

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Situations to Init Disk

You probably want to init disk in following situations:

1. Init disk to erase all data
2. Init a new added disk for data storage
3. Init disk which shows uninitialized after clean up disk
4. Init disk that shows uninitialized due to partition table corruption, bad sectors, virus attack, etc

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