I have this HDD that had stopped functioning in the midst of moving some files into it. When I restart the PC, the BIOS still detects it. But WinXp won't even boot. The blue screen came up, checking the drive for consistency and just hangs. Happens everytime. I can only get into the OS if i unplugged the HDD from the motherboard.
Ran Partition Magic 8 and it said that there's a partition table error #110. Tried using boot-up disks but they can't see the logical partition. The stuff that's mainly in the HDD are media stuff. And i know they are easily corrupted if using data recovery software post-formatting.
I'm wondering if there's a way to put the partition table back on the HDD and hence, i can move the files onto another HDD. The thing is, I can't even get into Windows environment with the HDD plugged in...
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try other usb port, or other computer and see whether the hdd is detected. If still not, try to go to device manager ( http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000833.htm ), and then assign a drive letter to the hdd. After that, try to access it from Computer, if not able to access it, format it (use quick format) and then use asoftech data recovery program to recover your files. http://www.asoftech.com/adr/
Go to Start, right-click on My Computer icon and select Manage
When you go to manage, select Disk Management.
Click on Disk Management and you will notice all the disks (HDDs and any removable devices on your right column.
Click on the Seagate 1tb HDD,
(1) Note the file system
(2) Note the Status of the drive
(3) Note Fault Tolerance
(4) Then Notice the HDD if it is Basic or Dynamic
If the HDD is Basic, right click on it and create a partition.
Then move some of the Data on to the new partition to free up the old partition. Restart the computer and abserve the results...
That usually happens when the Hard Disk driver is running out of space or you have less RAM..
Hello Private672, Hi, If you have no important documents on the HDD or has been back up already, the full hdd size can be edited when you install another windows on it. there is a portion in the installation where you can delete and edit the partition.
There are other free software utility on the internet for downloads to edit and low level your hard drive to get back the full size. among these are Partition Magic, Disk Manager. do a google search
you need to enter a boot disk/recovery disk/windows xp disk into your CD drive and in the system BIOS select the CD drive to boot first. Once the CD has loaded you can re-format your HDD to NTFS and re-install windows
You will, however loose all your data but your HDD will function again with windows
most hard drives have that erie only 2 partitians at a time this is with your computer how it can handle since you made three particians there is a chance that it only allows partitions of only 2
say for instance you have a celeron your comp would only allow what you memmory can give you this would knock out the 2 partician when created the 3rd partician
not enough memmory to fill all 3 partitians
safe end to this particians in long run can hurt your comp more than help it i suggest buying another hdd to make your back ups or get a portable pull out system hdd this ensures your files are as easy to get as putting in a new hard drive
hope this gave some insite