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Firmware update didn't success. Hard drive is not visible under windows explorer and DOS.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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IDE AND SATA CONTROLLER PROBLEMS ON MAXTOR DRIVES.UNINSTALL CONTROLLERS AND REBOOT,DO NOT PLUG IDE DRIVE IN.THEN REBOOT AGAIN PLUG IDE DRIVE AND LOOK IN DEVICE MANAGER IF DRIVE IS RECOCNIZED CORRECTLY.(ASUS BOARD) OR INTEL CHIPSET PROBLEMS.
Posted on May 20, 2008
Dear FixYa team,
Thx for your kind offering to me. I already call my friend to help me here. And he seems already found the solution. The problem was comes from USB cable malfuction, and I think it somehow affect the firmware detection. Gladly he can back up it again with another harddisk, just try to baiting it to make the firmware read. Now I'm still waiting for data recovery only. I'm so sorry that I can't use ur helps now, coz I needed it in hurry. Thx
Posted on Jun 27, 2009
I had my 500Gb drive fail just before Easter. After a lot of research on the internet and inquiries to companies for a quote on data-recovery, I decided to give it a shot myself.
Fortunately I have more than one 7200.11 SD15 hard-drive and one was still working.
Here's how I did:
I emptied the functioning drive.
I switched the controllers between the drives and connected the good drive with the bad controller to my motherboard.
The BIOS found it. There was some stuttering noise going on from the drive, but I had nothing to loose.
I had made a CD with the firmware update to SD1A from Seagate.
Once I knew that BIOS found the drive, I disconnected all other drives and booted from the CD. The firmware was updated.
The drive was still not found by Windows (7 ultimate 64), but I was interested in the data from the other one, so I switched back the controllers between the discs and booted again.
The BIOS found my "crashed" drive with the newly updated controller.
Started Windows again and... There it was with all the data intact!
At the time of writing this, I still haven't checked if the other drive, that I used to do the fix, is still working, but... it had been emptied before the whole experiment.
So, there is light at the end of the tunnel if your drive disappears due to the firmware error. If it still hasn't failed, I recommend you to update the firmware to SD1A as soon as possible.
Have fun! Lars@floripaweb.net
Posted on Apr 05, 2010
SOURCE: When trying to restore my
If by "restore" you mean that you are reinstalling Windows onto the disk-drive, to restore Windows to the "as-shipped-from-the-factory" condition, then a failure of that operation can be caused by either of three conditions:
* I/O errors reading files from the CD/DVD disks (due to dust/fingerprints on the bottom of the disks),
* I/O errors writing files to the disk-drive,
* an intermittent problem with the computer's motherboard or RAM, causing "random" failures when using the computer.
So, on another computer, take the CD/DVD disks, and try to copy the entire contents (namely up to 4.7 GB) onto the 'C:' drive, watching for any "I/O errors" during the file-copy operation.
If the file-copy completes successfully, then the copy of the files can be deleted.
If no errors occur, then it's time to suspect that the disk-drive itself is failing.
Buy a new disk-drive, and disconnect the old disk-drive, and connect the new disk-drive,
and restart the "restore" operation. If the "restore" fails on the new disk-drive,
then it's time to suspect that the motherboard has a problem.
Posted on Nov 04, 2010
Hi i have just looked into need to upgrade your firmware please read this As new firmware becomes available for other products we will make note of it here. At this time, we have firmware available for Barracuda 7200.12, DiamondMax 23, Barracuda LP, Barracuda 7200.11, Barracuda ES.2 (SATA) and DiamondMax 22 drive families. Until recently, firmware updates for typical desktop and laptop computers were difficult and somewhat risky. This situation, in part, was based on a lack of friendly firmware download tools and operating system limitations. This situation has improved and Seagate now offers firmware updates as a routine matter for the general support of your Seagate drive. If you are troubleshooting a system or OS problem, you should not consider firmware updates until after exploring more typical troubleshooting steps like file system error checking and anti-virus scanning. Follow these steps to determine if a firmware update is available for your drive:
Seagate products are run by firmware. Having the latest firmware can improve performance and or reliability of your product. Seagate recommends applying new firmware to enhance the performance and or reliability of your drive.
Like any software, firmware is improved over time and problems are also fixed. Every drive family has a couple of firmware releases during the life of the product. Please check in regularly to determine if new firmware is available for your drive.
If newer firmware is available for your drive, it will reflect the improvements we have engineered for the latest manufacturing. Firmware for legacy products will be the final release from manufacturing. Please note that Seagate does not offer details about specific firmware.
Please use the following links and instructions below to determine if firmware is available for your product. If firmware is available, we recommend that you make a back up before running the actual update and that you read and follow all instructions, cautions and warnings that may be displayed.
As new firmware becomes available for other products we will make note of it here. At this time, we have firmware available for Barracuda 7200.12, DiamondMax 23, Barracuda LP, Barracuda 7200.11, Barracuda ES.2 (SATA) and DiamondMax 22 drive families.
Until recently, firmware updates for typical desktop and laptop computers were difficult and somewhat risky. This situation, in part, was based on a lack of friendly firmware download tools and operating system limitations. This situation has improved and Seagate now offers firmware updates as a routine matter for the general support of your Seagate drive.
If you are troubleshooting a system or OS problem, you should not consider firmware updates until after exploring more typical troubleshooting steps like file system error checking and anti-virus scanning.
Follow these steps to determine if a firmware update is available for your drive:
Posted on Nov 14, 2010
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It can be difficult to get things right on the first try. With that truism in mind, Vizio Incorporated includes USB ports on their televisions that you can use to load firmware updates onto the television. Vizio has released firmware updates only for certain television models, and the instructions for installing firmware updates vary slightly by model. To upgrade your television's firmware, you need to download and copy firmware drivers to a USB flash drive and then read and follow Vizio's specific installation instructions for your model.
1. Connect the USB flash drive to your computer
2. Click the "Start" button, and click the "My Computer" icon.
3. Right-click the flash drive, and click "Format" in the menu
4. Select "FAT32" in the drop-down menu, and click the "OK" button. Windows will format your USB flash drive with the FAT32 file system.
5. Open your Web browser, and navigate to the Vizio support Web site at www.vizio.com/support.
6. Click the "Select Your Product" drop-down menu, and select your model of Vizio television from the list. A new page will open that displays available downloads for your television
7. Click the "Firmware Update" link, and save the firmware update file to your computer.
8. Click the "Firmware Instructions" link, and read the instructions specific to your Vizio television model.
9. Right-click the file that you downloaded, click "Rename," and then rename the file to the exact name that is specified in the firmware instructions 10. Right-click the file, and click "Send to" > "E: USB Drive" or whichever drive letter corresponds to your flash drive. The firmware update file is copied to your USB drive 11. Right-click the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon on the right side of the Windows task bar, and eject the device from your computer
12. Disconnect the USB drive, and plug it in to your Vizio TV's USB port.
13. Follow the steps in the firmware instructions to install the firmware update to your television.
Only you can find is the problem with firmware by udating the frimware of your tv. ok
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