20 Most Recent Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3160815A - 160GB - 7200rpm - Ultra ATA/100 - IDE/EIDE... 160 GB Hard Drive Questions & Answers

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.

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Seagate... | Answered on May 17, 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

Hi, two things to try.
1. If you have the Win7 cd/dvd, go here and read:

But I'm thinking that you have a few bad sectors in the HD's boot area (educed from your tzak.tzak description - which is head seek (bang) trying to find the boot sectors). Which I'm not sure that Win7 recovery can cope with. But check out this link and read/follow links:

And this link (better?):

2. Go here and get SystemRescueCd:
It contains many tools for the repair of malfed systems.
You will want to use this tool: TestDisk
Popular disk recovery software. Recovers lost partitions and repairs unbootable systems by repairing boot sectors. It can also be used to recover deleted files from FAT, NTFS and ext2 filesystems. File system recovery is supported for reiserfs, ntfs, fat32, ext2/3 and many others.

In closing, I would get a new HD, maybe a SSD? to replace your original hard drive (It may be failing, or it took a hard knock while in the boot phase, causing head-bang in the boot sector - not good). Make the new drive your master and use the old one for misc. data that you have originals of, i.e. music cd's, dvd movies, programs off-loaded from Tivo/DVR, etc.

Hope this at least gets you going in the right direction...

Seagate... | Answered on Nov 07, 2014

Backup data and replace drive ASAP.

Seagate... | Answered on Aug 23, 2014

Pry open and try connect SATA drive to motherboard directly.

Seagate... | Answered on Aug 23, 2014

You'll need to restart the formatting and installation of the OS.

Seagate... | Answered on Aug 22, 2014

Hi! Here some hint. It is more often located at supply entry point. Pls check the image attached here as sample and for your reference. Goodluck. b971629d-ffcb-432c-963d-c2afbb6173e4.jpg

Seagate... | Answered on Mar 08, 2014

I understand the value of the files that resides on the disk:) Yes! It is possible that harddisk may back to life by replacing the logic board but of the same model or part number. If it is not possible by replacing logic board due to other defects such as head crash and spindle drive motor opened/shorted, there still a big chance to recover depending how you value the data on it by contacting international Seagate Data Recovery support service with considerable service fee. Hope this helps.

Seagate... | Answered on Mar 04, 2014


boot with one live cd windows or linux and recover what you need then change the cables from the first one to the second one.

Seagate... | Answered on Jan 15, 2014

Refer your inquiry directly to Seagate.

Seagate... | Answered on Dec 19, 2013

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