Recover info from bad Hard Drive
Posted 11 April 2011 - 09:58 PM
Posted 12 April 2011 - 01:13 PM
Options you have for attempting to recover your data include using an external USB HDD enclosure or fitting the HDD into another computer as a Slave/Secondary drive and then transfer your data across to the main drive, you could also do this using your own computer if you had another HDD set up as a replacement Master/Main HDD complete with an OS installed.
You may also need to use some recovery software http://www.snapfiles...tarecovery.HTML try Recuva 1st as it has a high success rate.
Have you tried tapping F8 on boot up to get into the BIOS, If you have is the HDD listed?
The last time I restarted the computer the drive isn't there.
You will need to be able to do this if you need to boot from the CD/DVD drive/install an OS on a new HDD etc see how to below;
To change Boot Sequence in your BIOS + see if your HDD is listed.
Reboot the system and at the first post screen (where it is counting up memory) start tapping the DEL button
This will enter you into the BIOS/CMOS area.
Find the Advanced area and click Enter
Look for Boot Sequence or Boot Options and highlight that click Enter
Do you see your HDD listed here?
Now highlight the first drive and follow the directions on the bottom of the screen on how to modify it and change it to your CD/DVD drive.
Change the second drive to the C or Main Drive
Once that is done then click F10 to Save and Exit
You will prompted to enter Y to verify Save and Exit. Click Y and the system will now reboot with the new settings.
Posted 12 April 2011 - 10:34 PM
Posted 13 April 2011 - 03:33 AM
download the Seatools diagnostic tools from http://www.seagate.c...nloads/seatools take the time to read the tutorial first, good luck and let us know how it goes.
Posted 13 April 2011 - 08:48 AM
Posted 14 April 2011 - 10:02 AM
Sorry I cannot think of anything further at this time but if I do I will post back.
Posted 14 April 2011 - 10:07 AM
Posted 14 April 2011 - 10:19 AM
Posted 25 April 2011 - 10:22 PM
If the hard drive shows up in 'My Computer' as a drive letter(F:),I would first try to recover the data on it with a data recovery program to avoid lossing them.
Try this one called Tenorshare Data Recovery. It can recover data after deeply scanning your hard drive to look for lost data due to drives crash, physical damage,system sabotage,ect.http://www.any-data-...y.com/index.htm
If the hdd can't be detected,you can try this way.Put the hdd in a zip-lock bag and put it in the freezer for 2-3 hours. Then while it's still cold plug it into the computer and you may be able to view it in 'my computer'. It has worked for me on several occasions so don't laugh just try it.
If it fails, you will have to go to a recovery office but let's hope not because it will cost you a lot of money and whether they can recover the data or not is not guarantee.
Edited by Amy Smith, 25 April 2011 - 10:23 PM.
Posted 26 April 2011 - 05:06 AM
Glad to see it was still covered
A little late. I sent it to seagate last week for warranty.
Posted 26 April 2011 - 08:34 PM
Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:37 AM
I've had to use it many times in the past but in this case you need to plug that drive into another system as an external drive or slave drive and run the software from there. It will rebuild the drive and hopefully recover the files.
After you get back your files, you can then format the drive.
Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:15 AM
It was not seen in bios.
Also for info only: If it can be seen in bios, then it is probably seen in computer management.
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