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My seagate barracuda 7200 b will not boot up. It has been operating fine for the last 8 months

What can I do to get my seagate barracuda 7200.8 300 gbytes to boot up after the bootup apparantly got corrupted?

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Re: My seagate barracuda 7200 b will not boot up. It has...

I suggested you use NORTON DISK DIAGNOSTICS to repair the MBR(master boot record)the master boot record is bad and you can use winXP bootable nto repair the drive by pressing R after booting is completed.but you need to be able to use DOS prompt before you can do this

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Hi I have a Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache.It runs fine for a bit then it just diconnect itself,so you have to scan for hardware or you have to reboot the system.Is there a fix for...

Test your HDD (Hard Disk Drive): go HERE, click Downloads and download Seagate Seatools for DOS (free). Burn the ISO to a CD, set your 1st boot device = CD drive and reboot with the disk in the drive. When the tester loads, choose the Quick Test in the upper left corner of the screen. It takes 5-10 minutes and will give you a pass or fail. If it tells your that SMART has tripped, or gives a fail notice, your drive is failing. You should have a warranty on that drive with Seagate.
If the drive passes as good, change your data cable. I have seen bad cables cause problems. Also check the power cable.
If you still have problems, enter Administrative Tools\Disk Management. Find your drive, Right click on it, and click "Mark Partition as Active".
If still no joy, try changing the SATA port on the mother board that your drive is plugged in to.
If still no joy, contact Seagate customer help, they are very good.

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My seagate barracuda 7200 80 gb having s/n: 9qz0c2zz is not recognize by my computer im using windows xp operating system

try replacing all the leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions + IDE,SATA and the ones that attach from your motherboard to hard drive
have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they are probably old and faulty ?
good luck

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Lags and says has bad sector after 14 months

Good day sir/maam, hi, 14 months is too short for a hard disk operating span, what we do is run the diskmanager software that comes with the seagate hard disk, on the diskmanager menu, run the low level format which usually removes the bad sectored space out of the way, and mark it as not usable. then may I suggest you partition your hard drive to 2, one for windows and the the other for data. call your computer dealer if they have in house techs for service, or get the copy of disk manager for your seagate. Hope this helps, thanks

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Barracuda 7200.7

Hello Sir,
While windows is booting first go to BIOS settings by pressing "Del" or "Esc" then change the boot priority that is save the first boot priority as cd-rom and second boot priority as hard drive... so that you can boot you system with bootable cd...
And then while formating the system just delete the partion that is only "c:/" and install the windows in to that and don't even do anything to your "d:/" drive then you can get all your data back... Abd the cd should be bootable format...

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I have a seagate barracuda 7200 7 40GB, with 2 partitions: 1-(c:/)WindowsXP, 2-(d:/)for save my personal files.At PC startup, the message that appears is missing OS. BIOS detected HDD, but Windows CD no,...

you can take backup of D drive om other computer .
Conect your harddrive to that other computers CPU but make sure that your hardddisk is slave which has issue you can set slave your hdd with jumper read on harddisk.
then connect it to cpu with SATA or IDE .
Then winxp find that all partition then take backup.

AND IFyou haven't other computer you need winxp bootable disk.
Boot your computer with winxp disk then follow the procedurer then you see on screen
your old winxp for repair then when it ask for "r"
Presss "R"
thats it.
Thwen it repair your winxp then you can use easily.

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Boot difficulties Seagat Baracuda 7200, 300 GB

Could have something to do with the IDE being set to master.. It has been known that sometimes the SATA drive will take over as the master.. Try changing the IDE drive to cable select, and see if that helps.. If not, change the SATA to slave.

If that doesn't work, post your motherboard model# along with your bios name/version.. and we'll go from there.

As a side note: When they are connected the way they are now, does the bios show both drives?

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How to tell which jumper is master and which is slave

Master is 7-8 (the 2 furthest from the power connector)
Slave is no jumpers selected

Here is a manual for your model for reference:

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Usually the beeping sound when powering up the drive is an indication that the drive is damaged.

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