01-01-2010 04:16 PM
Hi Seagate forum
I have an issue concerning my HD and I hope someone here can help me solve it. I looked around the forum but I couldn't find any similiar close to my problem.
One day my pc ran properly. I shut it down, and the next day started up again.
Then i got an error displaying "winload.exe couldn't be found" and "Reboot and Select proper boot device"
For some reason my HD just disappeared! theres alot of important projects on that which I made just recently, and I really want them back.
My HD's serial/name is "Maxtor DiamondMax 6L200P0 (200 GB)" and it is connected by IDE. (In POST it shows a SATA error ???)
I tried it in another PC but it doesnt seem to work there either. It does show in BIOS that there is 'Hard Disk' but only "0 MB".. The jumpers are set correct
Is my HD dead or is this fixable ?
Help is very appreciated!
01-01-2010 09:43 PM
01-02-2010 05:22 AM - edited 01-02-2010 05:23 AM
I can feel it spinning and I hear it too but it's not giving any data signal to my system.
I cant execute any dos commands (BCD and boot default commands) either because it needs that system first to be recognized
01-02-2010 05:36 PM
you try to do this by yourself first. http://www.gotbackdata.com/article-recognize.html
1, firmware damaged.
2, head damaged if you can hear some clicking noise.
01-02-2010 05:56 PM - edited 01-02-2010 05:57 PM
I hear no clicking or anything in that direction.
But i can hear it spin and feel it when i slightly lift it up
01-02-2010 06:20 PM
I'm sorry, I don't really understand what you are asking !!
Anyways, here's some more info I noticed.. might help this topic some more:
* HD doesnt show up in My Computer
* In POST it says: IDE [Master], IDE [Slave] which means that the computer 'somewhere' recognises the disk.. but continues with a SATA error ( ???, maybe because IDE is automaticly set under SATA in BIOS ... )
* In BIOS however; it only shows the name Maxtor SABRE with a capacity of '0MB'
Now I looked it up in windows 'Hardware' it shows 2 IDE controllers, could this be another proof it DOES detect my disk ???
hopefully I provided some more information...
01-02-2010 06:38 PM