low level format does not work on Seagate drive
Posted on 2004-09-06
Looking at a laptop, and the previous owner wiped all data clean off it. Don't know what he used, but he also wiped out the FAT and the MBR. Fdisk does not work because it does not see a drive, ditto for linux file utilities. It is a seagate ultra ata (ST94011a) drive in a 1.4 ghz laptop. Tried seagate drive utilities, and it sees the drive, but reports bad sectors. It reports that there is no MBR. I tried to low level format, but it does not start. Any way I can bring this drive back?