Re: Seagate Hard drive failure.

Re: Seagate Hard drive failure.

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Posted by Henry on December 04, 2001 at 09:08:12:

In Reply to: Seagate Hard drive failure. posted by Jeff on November 28, 2001 at 20:07:22:

: I have a ST52520A was running Windows NT for a couple of years. I haven't been using the computer for a few month. Today, when I turn the computer on, it couldn't recognize it and you could hear the sound "click, click" while it is trying.

: Please help!

If you are using NTFS your HDD is not repairable on a standalone basis - you will need to connect it to another PC that uses NTFS to try to repair your HDD (OR install winNT on another HDD on your PC and go at it from there). If using NTFS you will need to use CHKDSK (performs READONLY surface scan) instead of Scandisk (performs Read/Write surface scan); maybe CHKDSK will find the problem - maybe it won't. If you use a FAT system with normal size clusters (32MB MAX) you have lots of HDD repair options.

If you cannot access your HDD on another system it may be dead; try to run the HDD maker's diagnostic utility to find out what is wrong (IF the HDD will run at all).

Good Luck,

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