Question about Western Digital WD Scorpio Blue WD3200BPVT - hard drive - 320 GB - SATA-300 SATA II
(Laptop emachines G730G).fist i deleted partations(with xp cd) tried to make full format with xp installation cd, but it stoped at 3 prosent, hen i made quick format and made xp install from cd, it made it almost to the end, but then come bluescreen stop 0x000000f4. The hadrdrive is not even recognized as a external hdd by my other computer. And when i put it back to laptop, it starts but freezes by first picture, (where you can choose to go into bios), when i choose to go into bios , it wont go...this first picture stays. When i remove the hdd then it goes to bios without hdd.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The Western Digital Scorpio (WD2500BEVS) doesn't come with a driver, but I have an idea that perhaps you may have a pin setting wrong, making the drive not recongizeable. Here is the information on setting the pin on the back'
If that doesn't seem to solve the problem, then I'd run the WD Lifeguard software, that will detect any problems and correct them for you. You can find that software HERE.
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Posted on Sep 15, 2009
There are two main reasons why this could be happening. Vista will ask you to scan/format any portable or flash drive the first time you plug it in as it prefers you use it's newer version of NTFS but it's not required. If this is the case there is an option on that pop-up window to continue without repairing the drive and it will work fine once you select that.
The other major possibility is that the drive was active at the time of the crash and that the file tables were damaged at that time. If this is the case your file are almost always still there but windows hasn't a clue where to find them, it's like somebody shot the librarian and you don't know the name of the book you want.
If it is the second problem you have a couple options depending on how bad the damage is.
1. Try the program"Get My Data Back" it's a bit amateurish but works well on deleted files and minor drive damage.
2. Send your drive to a pro(try one first if you like), there are a few good places in North America that offer cost effective recoveries on minor problems like this generally $100-$200, but it can be more if the damage is more extensive. Armor-IT Data Recovery has adverts in each US state and can be search in FixYa's Database, or on Google if option one doesn't work.
Hope this helps FixYa
Posted on May 08, 2009
sounds like the SATA - PATA converter doesn't accomodate for a 48 bit LBA (to handle disks of more than 137 GB) you need to get the correct converter, as this one is not compatible, you should be able to return the converter as not fit for purpose (needs LBA 48bit).
sounds like the SATA - PATA converter doesn't accomodate for a 48 bit LBA (to handle disks of more than 137 GB)
you need to get the correct converter, as this one is not compatible, you should be able to return the converter as not fit for purpose (needs LBA 48bit).
Posted on Oct 11, 2007
This happened to me too. My BIOS wanted to boot to this external drive and not the internal drive which has the OS on it. At startup, I had to enter the BIOS and change the boot order to boot to the internal drive first.
Posted on Dec 11, 2008
This is a known problem with these drives. Disabling USB legacy support in your Bios should solve the problem., it did in my case but at the expense of not being able to boot from a USB device. Definitley a problem with their enclosure or drive.
Posted on Aug 13, 2009
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you have not stated what is not working so i have to guess you need an overhaul
Test your PSU or replace it if your power supply units fan is not working your PSU is faulty
One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect/ boot up a computer hard drive
Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA
the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electrical extensions or just replace them they are probably old and faulty a computer needs its connections to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
hope this helps
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