I've got a HDD from my cousin's family.
It's labeled as belowed:
CYL 4186, HD 16, SEC 63, 2.16GB
(This should be its model and CHS information.)
Also, I found 2 barcode on it. Each of them labeled:
(underscore are used as space)
(on sticker over its model sticker)
- J3CH400160______REVCA 1997.04
(on the bottom of its model sticker)
One of them should be its serial-number, I think.
They said it no longer worked, but I don't believe.
I've tried to connect it (to my home's PC, 486 with
E-IDE support) and check/re-create its partition
with win95's FDISK program and physically read/
write it with Norton Disk Editor (DOS), but,
unfortunately, I cannot re-partition it. The symtoms
1. FDISK -> "Error reading fixed disk."
2. FDISK /STATUS -> shows no partition
3. Norton DE (read) -> "Error 129 sector not found"
4. Norton DE (write) -> nothing changed
However, the other parts of the HDD seems OK.
(In physical sector mode of Norton DE, I've written
some bytes in a sector, but it worked.) Well, I think
only the 1st and some sectors on cylinder 0 is BAD.
Until now, I still unable to use this HDD. :(
How I can recover it? Is it really dead, or not?