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"Corrupted" 3TB HDD

Ok, so I was trying to fix an over 1tb drive in 32-bit XP (yes i'm stupid), and it worked. It only showed 700 gigs though (I know why now), and I deleted the partition. A few months later, I put it in a computer that's worth a * for fixing, and Windows 7 x64 is recognizing it, but in disk management its 128GB unallocated with a not initialized error. I'm pretty sure the MBR is *, but is there an easy way to fix it?
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  1. Screencap of Disk Management, please.

    (and watch the language. Thanks)
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  2. USAFRet said:
    Screencap of Disk Management, please.


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  3. if you don't need anything from the drive in question, right click on each partition, delete it; the drive then should show as one large area of unallocated space. Right click within that soace, create partition/drive letter, etc...
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  4. mdd1963 said:
    if you don't need anything from the drive in question, right click on each partition, delete it; the drive then should show as one large area of unallocated space. Right click within that soace, create partition/drive letter, etc...

    Did you not see me say "not initialized", I can't delete a partition on it. I can't do anything until it's fixed enough to "initialize". The drive I'm working on is somewhat known for failing, but when I got it working on XP I knew it still had hope. I just corrupted something there.
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  5. oldpcsaremything said:

    Did you not see me say "not initialized", I can't delete a partition on it. I can't do anything until it's fixed enough to "initialize". The drive I'm working on is somewhat known for failing, but when I got it working on XP I knew it still had hope. I just corrupted something there.


    So what happens if you try to Initialize it?
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  6. USAFRet said:
    oldpcsaremything said:

    Did you not see me say "not initialized", I can't delete a partition on it. I can't do anything until it's fixed enough to "initialize". The drive I'm working on is somewhat known for failing, but when I got it working on XP I knew it still had hope. I just corrupted something there.


    So what happens if you try to Initialize it?


    Device Failed to Initialize I/O error, something along those line
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    oldpcsaremything said:


    Device Failed to Initialize I/O error, something along those line


    Then it is quite probably a dead drive.
    As in D E A D.
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