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After replacing hard drive data is not read from it (hard drive)

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Hello Kama,
Did you try and check first in the Laptop's BIOS if the system can see the new hard disk? Please check first on that,on most IBM BIOS'es you need to press F1 or F2 to get in and go to Disk Drives and check if you can see your hard disk.

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My IBM cant read the HDD during boot, but it displays it in the post boot screen, tried installing fresh XP but keeps on hanging on examining hard disk


Is this really an IBM? Didn't know there were any around any more. Is it old? Most old motherboards can't use newer hard drives. And some expect proprietary hard drives. Or is it just a "PC"?

First question is, what happened before that? Did it EVER read it?
Did someone change the Bios configuration?

Hard drives are pretty cheap. If XP can't read it, it probably has failed.
Replace the hard drive.

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We have a IBM SCSI hard disk, Type: DGHS, P/N: 59H6761, 9.1GB. At boot time, we got error: SCSI ID %: Fail. after that, the system can not identify the SCSI hard disk. Anyone know to identify/fix that...


In all likelihood, your drive has reached the end of its lifespan. You may be fortunate enough to be able to read it just long enough to recover important data, but doing a full copy of the hard drive may be out of the question.
Data recovery, in general, is tricky and not something that can be done by just anyone. The simplest way I would suggest trying to cover some of this data is to take it to a computer repair shop and have them try to read it and let them know what the important data on it is. You could try to access it yourself by either connecting it to a friend's machine or, if you're a bit more savvy, to boot up using a Linux LiveCD and read the disk that way.
In any case, with most SCSI drives being over 10 years old in some instances, I would expect that your drive has just failed.

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IBM ThinkPad T20 0175 : Bad CRC1, stop POST task


> CRC

Cyclic Redundancy Check

When you write a block of data to the disk-drive, a 'CRC' value is calculated, based on the data, and both the 'data' and the 'CRC' are written to the disk-drive. When you ask to read that 'data', both the 'data' and the 'CRC' are read. The 'CRC' is recalculated, based on the data actually read. The "new" CRC is checked against the "old" CRC. If there is a mismatch, you have a 'CRC check' event, implying that the data you wrote could *NOT* be accurately retrieved.

So, it's probable that your disk-drive is "dying" -- it cannot accurately store your data. Replace it.

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Hi, My lenovo g550 laptop's wd 3200 sata hard disk show S.M.A.R.T failure error and does not help to start operating system. How it can be repair wituout removing them from laptop?


This warning is to let you know the hard drive may fail sometime in the near future so you should backup your data frequently.
When the hard drive eventually fails, you can replace the hard drive, re-install Windows, your programs and data.
The hard drive are devices that cannot be repaired, they are replaced.

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Ibm notbook. how will i solve "bad crc1, stop post task. with an error code 0175?


The POST error code 0175 refers to a CRC (cyclic redundancy check) reading from the EEPROM chip, that data is corrupted, most likely a faulty EEPROM chip. This is a motherboard problem and cannot be fixed except by a motherboard replacement. This is an old laptop and would not be worth fixing, I suggest you put your money towards a new laptop.
You can remove the hard drive and put it into an USB hard drive adapter case and use it as an external USB hard drive.

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What is the best way to get my data out of a dead hdd.


One trick I have learned as a technician, when the problem is data-read errors off the plattersthemselves, is to freeze the hard drive overnight. It makes the data more 'readable,' but for a

one-shot deal. If this data is critical, and you have a replacement hard drive (which, if it's a drive failure, you probably do), then you can hook up your frozen hard drive and immediately fetch the data off before it warms up.
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or if you have deal with dead head
you must get same type and model hdd
then replace the platter with your original hdd platter
you need kindda special screwdriver and the patter must not touched and dusty

then connect the replaced platter hdd to your computer

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NEED PASSWORDS TO ACCESS HARD DRIVE


Sharon, you have a extremly difficult problem.
Why is the laptop in for repair, is the laptop faulty, how do you know the hard drive is faulty when you cannot start up the laptop?

It appears that you have or someone has set up a power on password and possibly a password protection on the hard drive.
If you hard drive is faulty it is highly unlikely that you cannot retrieve any data off your hard drive with or without the passwords.
IBM ThinkPads laptops store the Power On password on an EEPROM chip and removing the BIOS battery cannot clear this password. there are no backdoor passwords that you can use. The passwords are used to prevent unauthorized access to the laptop and its data.

If there isn't a password on the hard disk, and the hard disk is not faulty, you can remove the hard drive and connect it to a working computer to read and copy off your data. I suggest you connect your hard drive using a USB hard drive adapter and connecting it to a working computer's USB port.

IBM states that if you don't know the Power On password, therefore you cannot get into the BIOS to remove the password, and you need to replace the motherboard (this is not cheap).
There is a way to hack into the laptop, it required some electronic experience to build a reader device, dismantle the laptop, solder it to the EEPROM chip, connect the output to a working computer, run a reader program, locate the password from this data, unsolder the wires, put the laptop back together and boot up and enter the password.
For detailed information go to www.allservice.ro/forum
I have successfully removed these passwords, it is a lot of work, and needs to be tackled by an experienced person.

Best of luck.

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I have a ThinkPad T43,

Now it's hard drive is broken so when i change the new hard drive Hitachi 160GB it display the message as below.

Could you help me to terminate this error message.

2010: Warning: Your internal hard disk drive (HDD) may not function correctly on this system. Ensure that your HDD is supported on this system and that the latest HDD firmware is installed. Press <Esc> to continue

I try to update firmware of the harddrive but still appear the message the same.

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If it was dropped on the floor, more than likely, that spinning hard drive is damaged and has failed. The computer caqnnot load the operating system. You will definitely have to replace the hard drive, and hope the data is recoverable. Keep in the mind, the hard drive is constantly spinning, and any shock at 30G's or more can be fatal.

Picture moving a turntable while its playing, accept, instead of spinning at 33.3 rpm's its spinning at 5400 rpms, faster than most car engines......

Good luck.

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