20 Most Recent Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 160GB 7200rpm 100MBps Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6) Internal (ST3160021AFT) Hard Drive Questions & Answers


u answered ur own question when u said that ur hard drive was clicking it is 99% probility that ur hard drive has crashed

Seagate... • Answered on Jan 12, 2011


After data is recovered, it should be moved to another drive to keep safe. The drive that was recovered has to be reformatted and checked for errors before storing more data.

Seagate... • Answered on Nov 29, 2008


just remove the jumper settings of the HDD like this one.;

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choose the master without a jumper.

let me know

Seagate... • Answered on Oct 04, 2008


You don' t say what OS or even type of computer (PC, Mac, Windows XP, 98, vista etc) you are running, or whether the drive has been used before. If it's a new drive then it probably needs formatting, so you can allow the OS to do that. If it contains data that you need then DO NOT allow the OS to format it.

If you know it is formatted & contains data, then it sounds like the OS is not recognising the format. Windows 98 typically won't recognise NTFS disks formatted on Windows XP for example or Linux Ext3/4 format disks won't be recognised by Windows. In the latter case, you can download a free driver which will do that for you - google Ext 4 and Windows.

Seagate... • Answered on Sep 09, 2008


before it start to do that was the computer freezing it sound you haqve problem with thr mother board check you power bar good luck cheers

Seagate... • Answered on Apr 02, 2008


It could be that the drive is not formatted/Initialized as yet! Right click on "My Computer" the click on "Manage". Go to(click on) "Disk Management". If the initialize disk wizard comes up automatically then just follow the wizard cause that means your disk needs to be initialized. On the right pane you should see all the disks and their status. It could be that your disk is un allocated. Look for the disk that is full black(black means unallocated), right click on the disk and click on "Create Partition" Follow the steps of the Create Partition Wizard( It will give you the option to format, DO THAT! If when you right on the disk and all that shows is "Initialize", then do that! and go back and create the partition! Hopefully that should do the trick!

Seagate... • Answered on Dec 04, 2007


u need 2 format ur computer so that the virus will be killed.. back up ur important file.. maybe it can help

Seagate... • Answered on Oct 17, 2007


Hi Kotesh, If the PC concerned is a desktop and you can open it up and see the motherboard, it is possible to reset the CMOS/BIOS. This action will set the CMOS/BIOS to default, remove all personal configurations including any password(s) that you may have set. The reset jumper normally is very near the Lithium battery If it were a laptop, then that's another issue. Most present day laptops for purposes of security made it a point to really protect passwords such as this. Some older laptop versions have a total reset button underneath. Still others also have a battery that you can remove to reset the CMOS/BIOS. Hope this be of some help/idea. Pls post back with details of your PC's brand/model or at the very least your motherboard. Good luck and kind regards.

Seagate... • Answered on Sep 19, 2007


Hi, Was the original 20Gb HD also a SATA or was it installed as an IDE? Try installing a fresh clean Windows rather than the restore disc. However, you will need the drivers for the SATA 160Gb and press F6 when Windows installers ask you to. Post back how things turn up or should you need further information. Hope this be of some idea/help. Good luck and kind regards.

Seagate... • Answered on Sep 09, 2007


Try to plug it into more than 1 computer other than your PC. If it works, then the problem is the interface between the hard drive and your computer and if it really doesn't work, you're solution is have it recover by data recovery experts. Here are a few things you need to keep in mind, on taking your first steps in such a situation: Do not open the hard disk and try to repair it on your own. If you're data is really, very valuable, don't use automatic data recovery tools. Before you bring it, wrap the defective units in anti-static envelope if possible, bubble wrap it, and seal package securely. You also had an option to recover it on your own by using known data recovery software but it's risky compared if you bring it to a data recovery experts. If the problem is within the mechanical parts of a hard drive, there's a possibility that you will not attain a 98% chance of recovery if you do it on your own.

Seagate... • Answered on Apr 04, 2007


Here is the link to the Seagate's utility tools: http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=Downloads&vgnextoid=51e092db8a13d010VgnVCM100000dd04090aRCRD The links that you are looking for are DiscWizard and SeaTools. And if you have just lost it, here is a recovery program that you can use: http://www.download.com/VirtualLab/3000-2248_4-10642058.html

Seagate... • Answered on Mar 23, 2007


Try downloading TESTDISK and see if the drive is detected on the List within TESTDISK. If it is then you may be able to restore the boot sector within TESTDISK.

Seagate... • Answered on May 22, 2019


You will need an external Hard drive adapter case. This will probably come with driver disk. If already and external drive it may have internal firmware which talks directly to the PC. Just install drivers, if any, and plug unit in. Follow screen prompts.

Seagate... • Answered on Nov 23, 2017


You do not say what OS you were installing, and Windows limits what you can do with the hard drive during installation. As you have found out, any power interruption during an installation will likely corrupt the process and make the system unbootable. If you can restart the install at the very beginning that may work for you. However, I believe the simplest fix will be to use a live system bootable disk and erase the corrupted partition table on the drive then restart the install as if it were a brand new hard drive. For that type of recovery I use gparted, which can be downloaded for free from http://gparted.org/livecd.php Gparted live can be used on CD, hard disk, USB, or even pxe boot. I would delete all the existing partitions that were created during the failed install, then restart the install from the very beginning as if it were a new disk.

Seagate... • Answered on Mar 10, 2017


Seagate... • Answered on May 17, 2016


The hard disk must have crashed and only professional data recovery service providers can retrieve data from the hard disk. It will cost money and if the data is extremely important then only you should opt for data recovery.

Seagate... • Answered on Mar 11, 2016


You mean "lost" photos? or I don't understand your question. If lost, there are a number of "free" recovery software solutions as well as purchase type solutions. Otherwise, tomshardware.com has very good answers.

Seagate... • Answered on May 05, 2015

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