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Harddisk how to repair bad clusters on harddisk, if it is happened because of wrong handlling?

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Scandisk should at least temporarily repair the bad clusters. If bad clusters keep showing up, it's usually a sign that the drive is failing. Don't trust it for important data!

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Iomega 2 tb ego dead

This is an external HDD, right ? In such case it's good to realise, such devices are a combination of an external USB enclosure and an internal SATA Harddisk. Maybe the harddisk is still OK, but the PCB (print with all tiny electronic components soldered at it) is defective. In such case you can overcome your problem by simply buying a new USB enclosure (even non-name will do) and put your harddisk in it.
To check if the harddisk is damaged, you should remove this by opening the Iomega casing and connect this disc inside a PC to it's motherboard. If the harddisc is working again, you're lucky. If not, than even the harddisk is damaged. If this is, and the data at your disc is important, you can try to source a identical harddisk (brand, type and productiondate) and transplant it's PCB. But, I can asure you, this last option is a tricky step.

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Hitachi deskstar, SATA 3.0 500gb drive just stopped showing on any pc, mac, but had never made any noises or problems previously... Please help me I have so much that I need on there, it just remains...

So, you mean it does make noises and has problems nowadays ? If it does, it probably means there's a serious problem going on at your harddisk. Making sound often refers to a bad motor or even heads, which are crashing at the silicon platters.

Maybe the harddisk does get spinning, which you will notice immediately, if you hold the HDD in your hand. The gyroscopic effect of the rotating platters makes the harddisk feel a little heavier. If there's no strange noise, then please check the datacable, if it is connected to the harddisk. If it is, you even should study the connector at the disk, when unplugged. Check if the connector is still firmly connected to the PCB(*) of the harddisk.
(*) PCB is the small printboard where all tiny electronic components are soldered to.

If this is an external harddisk, built into an USB-enclosure, you might consider to switch it to another USB-enclosure. Maybe there's a malfunction in the electronics of this USB-enclosure. If you don't have an enclosure at hand, you can still built it into your computer, for further testing.

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Hi my Transcend 320 GB harddisk is not getting detected. Storejet 320Gb


connect the USB external hard disk to usb port by the way disconnect other working harddisks
available on the system, boot the system with bootable cd/floppy go to command prompt and run
chkdsk on this drive

Also download "mbrfix" connect all working harddisks along with the nondetecting harddisk and run mbrfix for the USB defective harddisk

Try using different USB data transfer cable, if power source adapter is used check for rated power output in multimeter for this adapter, if found defective replace it with new/good adapter with same

Bad luck if harddisk controller has failed you have to go in for new harddisk


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HDD Maxtor 80Gb IDE: Harddisk error! At boot it say's Primary harddisk error. Press F1 to continue. *When I press F1 nothing happens. *When I go to the bios at IDE Configuration and hit refresh at Primary...

OK the only shot you got is to geta USB to SATA/IDE converter dongle, connect to another PC's USB port. Hopefully, you will be able to read it. Otherwise still plugged in you may be able to use recovery software and get you DATA back. Recover my files is one,
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I have also experienced similar problem and found out that the problem is with the harddisk. It may have bad sectors which cannot be rectified. If your harddisk is older than 3 years then probablity for this this kind of problem is high. Better claim the warranty for your harddisk if its life is within 3 years as segate HDDs were given 3 years warranty.
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