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Now this is just my opinion but i tried to do the same thing one time and it would not work so I was left with one choice. Do a fresh install, I bought a second hdd and did a fresh install then plugged my original hdd in as a secondary so I could still access my old files.

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Seagate... | Answered on Feb 13, 2018


It sounds as if the SMART measurements on your Seagate 320GB hard drive are triggering the Windows message advising that the drive is failing.

You would be best advised to backup your data from this drive to a different drive or on to DVD media (depending on how much data is involved).

To test the failing Seagate disk, download a copy of Hiren's Boot CD which is a CD image file (.ISO) and must be burnt to a blank CD disc - then boot the computer with the failing disk from this CD - then select DOS Programs on the initial menu, then choose Hard Disk Tools and then HDAT2 - this is a tool which will let you try to recover any bad sectors on your boot disk.

On the Hard Disk Tools menu there is also a SMARTUDM - HDD S.M.A.R.T. viewer which will let you examine exactly which areas of the Seagate disk are giving the problem leading to the failure message.

Seagate... | Answered on Jan 08, 2012


Good day,i think the problem would be you hard disk sir,better to change a new one.tnx

Seagate... | Answered on Aug 17, 2011


Now I'm not sure I'm going to be able to sort this out for you but I can think of a couple of things to try.


a) you mention 2 other O/S PC's.............if they've got XP on them, they're not going to work, XP can only see drives up to about 120 Gb.

b) Make sure the jumper setting on the back of the drive is set to "Slave" and try on a machine with Vista or later, Linux or a Mac.

c) If you don't have acces to the latter 2, try using Ubuntu, its a linux based operating system. Google Ubuntu, download the .iso file and burn it onto a CD. All the instructions are there.

d) insert the CD and reboot, with luck your bios is set to boot from a CD first. Ubuntu will start up and ask you if you want to try it or install it. Select "Try it". This should load Ubuntu without changing anything on your PC.

e) Once up and running, plug your disk in using the enclosure or if in your PC click on "Places" at the top of the screen, with luck, your hard drive is in the list.

After this, I'm stuck ................ good luck

Seagate... | Answered on Jul 15, 2011


One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect your hard drive

Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA

the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electic extensions or just replace them they are probably old and faulty a computer needs its connections to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error

hope this helps

Seagate... | Answered on Feb 05, 2011


One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect/ boot up a computer hard drive

Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA

the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electrical extensions or just replace them they are probably old and faulty a computer needs its connections to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error


hope this helps

Seagate... | Answered on Jan 31, 2011


One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect your hard drive
Test the leads that attach to your ((hard drive from the motherboard)) or replace 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))
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electic extensions or just replace them they are probably old and faulty a computer needs its connections to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error


hope this helps

Seagate... | Answered on Jan 04, 2011


There is _NO_ need for any additional device-driver -- Windows "natively" supports all disk-drives.

Seagate... | Answered on Dec 18, 2010


The ram, processor and the motherboard will not be affected, but the hard disk will be eventually. The hard drive will be affected but in a slight way. Try to make a recover image for your O.S.

Seagate... | Answered on Mar 14, 2010


date codes are usually only 4 characters long so this one is the 48th week of 2007 the last 4 maybe the day of the week.

Seagate... | Answered on Dec 15, 2009


Hello, I think it could be the writer head. backup your data and send it on warranty.

Seagate... | Answered on Jun 25, 2009


the firmware is damaged,sir,nothing can do.you should go to the dr company to repair your hdd first by using HD Doctor or other tools,it is a typical bug for 7200.11,seagate's big bug

Seagate... | Answered on May 05, 2009


Quick format removes files from the partition, but does not scan the disk for bad sectors, while a normal format does that. That's why the formatting takes so much longer.
You should definitely check your drive for bad sectors by issuing "chkdsk /r" in the command line, which scans for and attempts the recovery of bad sectors.

If there is a bad sector somewhere, your system might crash at any time and it might be at a very inconvenient moment.
If you find bad sectors, you should consider replacing the drive

Seagate... | Answered on Mar 02, 2009


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

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