Well, it's an .ISO, I'm betting, or at least hoping, that you can. But I can't read the blank disk instructions because I'm temporarily running Linux. Lemme see if I can find a build that has Adobe though.
And the model number, it'd be on a sticker or something, right?
EDIT: We're using SeaTools just to find out if my hard drive is healthy, right? What do we do if it is healthy?
EDIT 2: Also, it should be noted that I didn't get this error until after I mistakenly ran Bootfix.
EDIT 3: Also, in SeaTools, which scan do I do to test the health of the drive? All of them?
EDIT 4: Also, do we need the model number so we can find some boot repair software for it or something?
1. I just prefer the drive makers software for diagnostics. If the drive is health we run chkdsk /p to check for other types of errors.
2. It is a preference of mine not to work on the software until I'm sure the hardware is healthy. To do otherwise can cause more problems rather than fix them.
3. In Seatools you would run the short test followed by the long test.
4. Lets forget that for now and move on to getting you running
Lets give up on the Seagate for now as this should work just as well.
Can you boot off of the XP install disk. It can actually be a XP home or XP pro for this function since we aren't going to do a repair install.
I hope by now you have backed up any important files? There is always a possibility of data loss once the drive has been tested and fixed if needed.
Those instructions will follow once I see the results of the chkdsk command.
You can leave it in the recovery console if you want once this step is done as we will be using it again.
Then when it gets to the first part where it asks if you want to run the Recovery (repair) console, Press R for repair. The first one not the second one. The first one will bring up a command line interface. The second one will reload windows as a repair function. We definitely want the first since at this point the second could cause problems.
It should ask you which windows to log into as well as the administrator password, usually enter will work for that.
You may see something like
If more than one windows make a note of the drive letter for them.
Now on the command line type
Note the space between the chkdsdk and the /r
report back the results.
if it fixed anything just to be sure run it again. and that to the report. It may take several times before there are no more errors. I've seen where three times were needed.
This will fix any inconsistencies
If you have problems please let me know.
Edited by rotor123, 12 June 2012 - 10:21 AM.