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SATA 80GB Seagate HDD

Hi, Please help with my 80GB SATA Seagate HDD.I have formatted it many times because of which it got dead slow.The drive complains bad sectors while booting.The software Active SMART also showed many ECC errors and some other errors. Sometimes it starts giving beep sounds while booting and stands still there. Sometimes heavy data transfer operations hang the HDD. Some folders got locked permenantly.When clicked they ask to format the disk.Is formatting many times the reason for all this ? Can I recover my HD to normal state?Please help me out of this. Satya.

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When your 80GB SATA Seagate HDD complains of bad sectors while booting, this is a sign of a failing hard drive. Today's hard drives will actually self-correct a certain amount of bad sectors before you get any kind of error message. If you are getting "bad sector" errors, this is because the drive has so many problems that it can no longer self-repair. You asked if this may have happened because you have formatted the drive many times. No, bad sectors was not caused by formatting. Your drive did not become "dead slow" because of the formatting. It became slow because your cpu now has to do much more processing to "work around" the bad sectors on the drive. You also asked if you could recover your hard drive to normal state. Please understand that once a drive shows bad sectors, it will not be long before the drive fails completely, at which point you will no longer be able to access anything at all on the drive. No, this drive cannot be recovered. Instead, you should save all the data you can from this drive, and you should do this as soon as possible, before it fails altogether.

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1) have checked bios cannot see hdd mounted.

That is BAD -- the disk-drive could have "died".

2) tried a seagate hdd works fine so connections in laptop seem to be working

That shows that your motherboard is GOOD, but that your disk-drive is BAD.

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  • I suppose there is a jumper(beside the power pin) on your new HDD,
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  • Boot from any bootable xp or vista or any disk tool like erd commander and try to format the new HDD.
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