January 30th, 2005, 09:01 PM #1
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Advice needed: "Defective Hard disk Drive Heads"
Hi all, I am encountering this problem and very much needed your help!! My hard disk is Seagate 120 Gbytes Barracuda 7200.7
It started clicking and the computer will not detect it (and also freezes up my computer whenever I connect it to the IDE). I did a little research on the net and they call it "Defective Hard Disk Drive Heads" -- "When the drive is initially powered up, a logic check ensures that the drive has attained the necessary speed before launching the heads across the platter. If the drive can not attain a 'Ready' state, the logic is repeated for a pre-determined number of times causing a clicking sound, after which it stops trying.Your Seagate hard disk drive now appears dead."
I really want to retrieve the datas that I have in it but don't know what to do. Please leave me some suggestions that I can try! thank you so much!!!
January 30th, 2005, 09:14 PM #2
you're options are extremely limited when there is physical damage to teh drive.
assuming the drive is still correctly detected by the bios, short of repeated tries to access the data (to try to copy it out), your only other option is to send the drive to a professional data recovery service which can cost over $100/hour.
January 30th, 2005, 09:16 PM #3
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Have you used Seatools on the seagate website?Mr. Jiggyfly, I have good news...
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