Question about Seagate (ST380011A) 80 GB IDE Hard Drive
Hello! I have a problem with Seagate 80gb IDE ST380011A. My HDD was formatting when the power was accidentally cut off. After that, it showed that it cannot be formatted. I tried SeaTools, and it worked fine and I managed to use it and format. I then placed some files inside. However, when I rebooted the computer, the scandisk showed up and scanned for index errors (i think). When I successfully entered WinXP, I found out that it was then again on the same state! (unformatted, same as before I tried SeaTools) I tried SeaTools once again, and it fails on the Short DPS. I don't think that I should repair it first again because there are files that are inside. Help please? What's wrong with the HDD?
I understand your dilemma. There isn't anything wrong with your hard drive. When you formatted with Sea Tools, did you choose NTFS as the formatting structure?
Here is what I would do before you call Seagate (who has an excellent warranty and reputation). Enter your XP Desktop, right click My Computer, select Manage, then Disk Mangement. Right click the bar graph representing your Seagate drive in question and let XP format it for you. Reboot.
Check it again in your rebooted Desktop. If it is still showing as unformatted you do indeed have an issue to contact Seagate with
Posted on May 23, 2008
Give this utility a whirl
This should help you get the data on the drive back to a safe location.
Once that is done, try to reformat again. It could be that when you lost power, the heads crashed. Of course, that is not a good thing.
Posted on May 23, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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