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Hard drive screwed up.


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#1 sna

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 02:04 PM

I have a 500 gig WD Blue drive. I was formatting it to get rid of a broken Ubuntu install. It just froze completely (the formatting program) so I closed it. Now the drive is not visible to disk management or even diskpart BUT is visible to device manager. With the drive plugged in my PC refuses to boot. I can hear the spindle running and the head doing its startup thing. But then nothing. The drive isn't visible as RAW or anything, and I can't find it in the BIOS because it prevents me from getting that far. My dad is a tech guy for Cold Jet (he's experienced) and couldn't find the problem. I've spent two hours poring over the internet and trying to get it working, but no luck. Any thoughts?

 

(I use 64 bit Win7 with 16 gigs of RAM and an OC'd i7 2600k. Kind of prehistoric, huh?)


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#2 bludgard

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 02:08 PM

WAY prehistoric!

Has the bootable Linux route been tried?

TestDisk?

Thanks



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Posted 24 February 2015 - 02:09 PM

You should run a hard drive test to determinate if the HDD is bad.

If the HDD is bad is not much you can do just replace with a new one.

http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/seatools/

http://gsmartcontrol.sourceforge.net/home/



#4 sna

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 02:22 PM

You should run a hard drive test to determinate if the HDD is bad.

If the HDD is bad is not much you can do just replace with a new one.

http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/seatools/

http://gsmartcontrol.sourceforge.net/home/

Neither program can even see the drive, just the 128 gig SSD I paid $220 for three years ago. lol

I also got a nice BSOD: something like driver_irql_not_less_or_equal.



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Posted 24 February 2015 - 02:27 PM

TestDisk doesn't see it either. I'm not sure what could cause this.



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Posted 24 February 2015 - 02:41 PM

OK, NOW something's wrong. I can hear a sound like sand inside the drive. Don't HDDs contain little desiccant packets?



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Posted 24 February 2015 - 02:54 PM

That drive has in all likelyhood failed. Your drive should not sound like sand inside and if your drive is not detected in BIOS no software solution will work. If the data on the drive is critical then the only possible way to retrieve it now would be through a professional data recovery service which is expensive.



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Posted 24 February 2015 - 02:56 PM

That drive has in all likelyhood failed. Your drive should not sound like sand inside and if your drive is not detected in BIOS no software solution will work. If the data on the drive is critical then the only possible way to retrieve it now would be through a professional data recovery service which is expensive.

I might check the warranty. There's no important data at all on it, so I really don't mind that bit.






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