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my dad's portable hard drive is recognized by all computers except his. it shows up on disk manager, but when i tried to initialize the hard drive, i received this message:

"The operation failed to complete because the Disk Management console view is not up-to-date. Refresh the view by using the refresh task. If the problem persists close the Disk Management console, then restart Disk Management or restart the computer."


so to recap, i can see it on disk manager, but for the life of me i can not access it at all.
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is the disk manager service stopped in service.msc?
    
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is the disk manager service stopped in service.msc?
no it's not, i can access all the other partitions and drives without having to restart disk manager.

also, i tried both front panel usb, and usb directly connected to the motherboard.
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i had a drive do this not too long ago, what i had to do was boot into linux, completely wipe the drive with GParted and start over, luckily it was a blank drive for me, don't know your situation
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you can try running a fixmbr as that could potentially cause the issues your having but seems more reasonable to suspect that there is either corruption or a setting is turned off on the troublesome computer.
    
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