01-14-2010 08:30 PM
i have an harddisk seagate st315160815A 160gb (ata) firmwave 3.aac
i encreypted an partition ( the partition with letter E) ( i have 3 partition ) with bitlocker in windows 7
and i wont to reintat windows 7 ... so i make the first part of instalation and i deleted the system partition C and format and install but when it's first restart the hdd don't work just one flash from the hdd lead( red on) and a sound ( it's ok the spund i here every time when i power my PC it's a tipical hdd sound )
and stop the sistem stop... not crash my keyboard work the status messege it's "HDD cabable status OK 3.aac"
the harddisk have power. but the PC don't go in boot section it's expect something from the hdd ..i pres delete key to go in septup or F11 to boot menu , command accepted ( i see the messege such as the PC will be go to setup...or boot menu..... off course to go there most be able to make hdd work )
it's possibile to go in BSY state? or from my encryption partition have some error that don't let the hdd to work ?
i have warranty but i don't wont to lose my info from hdd
01-15-2010 07:00 PM - edited 01-15-2010 07:03 PM
I'm sorry I'm having a job fully understanding what you are saying, don't worry I know it's a language barrier and your English isn't bad at all.
It seems if you've had a bang and I suspect you've fried the HDD, you could try a swap of PCB's if you can find the exact same drive board.
If it is still working, listed in bios and doing the usual until you get a message of boot fail or similar?
If it is you have probably destroyed the MBR.
Two options I'd try
1 - Go to the recovery console in Windows setup and write a new MBR, this will probably fail because you have 3 on that drive, not that it ever seems to work anyway, although Win 7 might just be able to save it.
2 - Slave it into another working O/S and use a recovery program to get the data back then clean the disk off and start fresh, if you decide to do this you'll need to buy a proggy, they aren't free, I suggest you get a trial which will say if it finds anything, if it does and the data is important it'll be worth the spend, if it doesn't you know not to waste good money on it, I'd recommend PowerDataRecovery for this, it's the only one I know that does what it says on the tin.
01-15-2010 09:20 PM
the only messege that i got from bios it's that... find my hdd ( prim master) "SMART data Capable and OK"
and that's it...no more info and the system don't go farther ... i try this in 2 diferent PC...same stuff.
but i went to a man that recovery data via jumper ...some company that make professional recovery... i don't need a recovery...i need to work again....
that man told me that he may make a fabrication format ( like it's format from the factory)....
if that man make this format fabrication it's possibile that my hdd to work again?
..to go in the boot section ?
i don't know that mbr stuff ... not my domain
01-16-2010 12:35 AM
What happens if you try to reload Win 7, do you get as far as it asking you to format it and make a partition?
If you can it's a simple case of a reload.
I think the guy you are talking to is suggesting a FW flash, and that will probably be the only thing that will get it going again if it's not damaged.
Have a look at the PCB to see if there is any burn damage on it.
01-16-2010 01:11 AM
i can not run any sistem beucause the PC don't go any farther that preboot stuff...
the system do this: it's recognizing the HDD ...show the name of HDD and has "SMART capability STATUS OK" .... but don't go in boot section so i can not run any system.....
but how i can solve this problem if the system don't let me boot? ...
i put the HDD to another PC together with other seagate HDD ... do the same stuff.... recognizing the first HDD.... with smart capability ok..... and go to my hdd recognizing the name of hdd the smart capability and stop...the haddisk stop....have power but not go in the boot section ...or boot meniu..or bios...
the PC it's not crash... because i pres num key... capps lock ..and the leb it's open..or close ..
the problem it's that i encrypt an partition....and in the harddisk some stuff it's change. but i don't encrypt the C partiton ..so i can not understand what happend ...
anyway I am going tobuy an HDD.. ...seagate off course because i like this label
p.s.: i have warranty to the brocken hdd until 2012 ..but i think the company that i bought it's close ( i am from romania.... you understand)
thx Cantbecanit to try understand my problem. my respects .. big up
09-03-2010 01:48 AM
I read your reply to the post regarding swaping a PCB from a dried Hard Drive.
Let me tell you that I am in the same case and looking for a five years old hard drive:
Hard Drive SEAGATE Barracuda 3,5" 7200RPM IDE 160GB
S/N Model: 5LS1NTTW (don't pay attention to this)
So where to buy on-line this very specific Hard Drive?
Thank you in advance for your endeavors.