09-30-2011 09:14 AM
10-03-2011 07:20 AM
I'm sorry to hear that you had difficulties with running SeaTools.
However, since the drive is making those unusual sounds it'd be best to back up any data that you need, then exchange it.
Usually when those sounds occur, it's an indication that a mechanical defect has happened and the drive will fail.
10-04-2011 10:08 AM
Thank you for your reply.
It's an old disk now, I doubt your warranty service covers 2002? That would be nice!
I used the HDDScan tool that was suggested in a similar thread on here, that runs ok although I have no idea what I'm looking at but that says the drive is scsi although it says Maxtor Serial ATA drive on the actual drive, again I am not a technical whizz so that may mean nothing to Seatools.
I guess it's time to put a new drive in, big worry for me in how on earth do you get everything off one drive onto another without unleashing a nightmare, I guess that's more searching on the web or maybe you guys can recommend some software or advice on the best way to do it.
I can install and remove software and most hardware, I've been into my computers for 30 years, but not 'that' into it, somewhere between a pc dummy and compitent, probably nearer to dummy! so please allow for that in any responses.
10-04-2011 12:38 PM
You can perform an image backup to your new drive.
The DiscWizard software is a great utility to use for this process:
10-10-2011 07:27 AM
Hello, Thank you once again, so I can use that to do it all for me, done job, I take it it will do all the software, operating system, everything that's on the old drive, and put it onto a new one?
I have another drive I have problems with, don't ask me why but I have 6 systems and problems on 3 of those at the moment but this one I'm referring to now is a Quantum drive and as with my Maxtor one when I did a search on the web it says Seagate has bought them all!
I can see a test software link which I have downloaded but it says about saving it to a floppy disk, is that because the tutorial is from donkeys years ago or could I run it from a cd set for booting from or can I only run scsimax from a floppy drive?
I wonder as seatools wouldn't run on the other system would this scsimax test the Maxtor one too to see if I can repair it before I go through putting a new one in and transferring files etc, what would you suggest, if the drives are cluncking a bit just replace them or try and repair them with software/tools?
10-13-2011 03:49 AM
Where has my helper gone?!?!? Come back! lol
Re this scsimax, the tutorial is for Win98/me, how does it differ for XP Pro?
I'll have a go with my limited knowledge but that may not be enough.
10-13-2011 04:06 AM
No joy with that either, I'd really like to test and repair the 2 hard drives if possible before putting new ones in, I've got them already but if I can save the existing drives, it's all good.
11-01-2011 01:56 AM
I spoke to Microsoft, they said not to use disk copy software as it will not work properly, I can't just do that and carry on as if it was the same install etc, who is right?
11-16-2011 06:03 AM
I can't boot with a good HDD with this copied one in in any machine, it makes all systems loop to start of windows where windows logo can be seen then reboots, I can't do anything with the decent spare disk now I have copied to it, it's a mess now, don't use that software!!!!
Western Digital, here I come!