Question about Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 200 GB Hard Drive

1 Answer

I have a Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 200 gig The drive spins up but is not detected in bios. I have replaced the cable and the drive, my pc is up again. The Seagate drive acts as though it has a firmware problem. Can you help me to get the firmware sorted out/updated? Is there a fix that you may help me with? thanx russ

Posted by on

  • Stephen Yanowich Aug 06, 2010

    It would help if we knew:

    Computer Type or Make?

    Drive Type EIDE, SATA or SCISI?

    Operating System XP, Vista, Windows 7 or Snow Leopard?

  • Russ Aug 07, 2010

    The PC is a homebuilt with a Supermicro P4SBM motherboard and a P4 2ghz (478 pin) processor. The board has an Intel 845 chipset and 1.5 gig of SDRAM memory. All the drives are EIDE and the OS is XP. Overall this has/is a very stable and speedy machine for its age. I assembled it about 2.5 years ago. The Seagate 7200.8 200g Drive was new at that time. The drive ran flawless up until about 2 months ago when it would not be recognised by the pc. I replaced cables and also replaced the drive (Western Digital) in order to get the computer up and running again. when connected to my pc, the Seagate drive powers up and spins and I can also hear head activity at first during boot up. The pc will also go through post and normal start up beep, but the Seagate drive will not be recognised either as master or slave.
    I have been reading info on the net about different problems with the Barracuda drives and I didn't really want to "bury" it just yet. Any info regarding this drive would be appreciated.
    thanx again



1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 396 Answers

Install the Western Digital OS drive as a master with a slave present and the Seagate drive with no jumpers set as a salve. Turn on the computer and immediately press the Delete key or press it when prompted to enter the set up bios. The first screen is the Main BIOS Setup Menu. Do see you Seagate IDE secondary slave since. If none is displayed on the secondary slave highlight none in the secondary slave column and press enter. Press enter to auto detect the drive. If no drive is detected, enter the drive capacity, cylinder, and head manually. Make sure the PIO and UDMA are both set to auto. If the above results in no change you may try loading fail-safe defaults from the exit menu and save and exit. Start windows normally. If you do not see the drive click on start and select run. Type compmgmt.msc in the Open: pull down selection and click OK. Click on disk management and look for the Seagate drive. If you see it right click on the drive icon and make it basic. Make sure you see an assigned drive letter or right click on it and assign it a drive letter. The last task is to download and install Seatools and use the utility to try to repair the drive from the below link.
Download and install Diskwizard and see if it will recognize the drive for a new install.
I sounds like you drive is defective on the interface which will require service.
You may have tried the above but if none of the above has any positive results the drive is defective.

Posted on Aug 09, 2010


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a Seagate Barracuda ATAIV model ST340016A 40 Gig HDD. I want to put it in an external enclosed drive so that I can format and wipe the drive. I suspect it has some viruses on it that are bogging it...

You do not need a driver, I suspect the Seagate hard drive may be faulty.
Try conncting your hard drive as a Slave drive in your computer, if the BIOS does not detect the hard drive then the hard drive is faulty.

Aug 11, 2011 | Seagate Barracuda ATA IV (ST340016A) 40 GB...

1 Answer

Seagate Barracuda ATA V 120GB. Using this as an internal storage drive (slave drive). Drive spins up but not seen in BIOS. Drive has clicking sounds every few seconds which sounds like the head searching....

It sounds like a problem with the card on the drive. You could try replace the card with one from an identical drive just to see the result you will get. I have read a lot about what they call "the click of death". So it could well be time for a new drive ckanca. The fact that the bios isnt detecting the drive points to the card. You sould also ensure there is no dirt on the cards contacts with the drive body (by removing the card and cleaning them aswell as ensuring they all make proper contact).

Dec 23, 2010 | Seagate Barracuda ATA V (ST360015A) 60 GB...

1 Answer

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...

Aug 22, 2009 | Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 Hard Drive

1 Answer

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 500GB Video Included. Humming, Wobbling

Brother,it is a firmware problem for seagate drives,the 7200.10 has a typical problem of firmware,once it currupt,then it cannot be detcted by the BIOS or PC ,or showing 0GB or less capacity when connected,so you can use some useful tools such as HD Doctor for Seagate to repair it,this problem is very common but less tool can deal with it till now.

Jun 28, 2009 | Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 500 GB SATA Hard...

2 Answers

Brand new Seagate barracuda 500GB SATA hdd not detected

Jun 20, 2009 | MSI Mother Board (MSM865PEN2V) Motherboard

1 Answer

Hard disk not detected but Cd Rom drive detected

reconnect data cable or sat cablew to harddisk
Aslo reattch power cable to it.
Then check in bios that if u have sata then sata must enabled in bios.

May 22, 2009 | Seagate Barracuda 40 GB Hard Drive

1 Answer

My bios doesn't recognize my hard drive

Do the neccesary jumper cable settings. then manually detect it through your bios. If not detected, try to replace the ide cable. if still not detected, try to feel the hard drive if it spins, if not, the had drive is damage.

Mar 03, 2009 | Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 200 GB Hard Drive

1 Answer

I have a problem .i.e my seagate barracuda 160gb HDD is not detecting in bios .it is a new HDD

Its a master/slave problem. Put it to cable select mode
Put the jumper to CS then reboot.

Nov 14, 2008 | Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 40 GB Hard Drive

2 Answers

Seagate 20GB SATA hard disk not detected

Ok, look at the hard disks circuit board, look for rust or something suspicious.

Jun 19, 2008 | Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 40 GB Hard Drive

Not finding what you are looking for?
Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 200 GB Hard Drive Logo

677 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Seagate Computers & Internet Experts

Arora Singh
Arora Singh

Level 2 Expert

180 Answers

Alun Cox

Level 3 Expert

2678 Answers

pankaj rautela
pankaj rautela

Level 3 Expert

1252 Answers

Are you a Seagate Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides