Help fix up "dead" hard drive
Posted on 2006-03-26
Hey, I have a Western Digital WD1600 SATA150. It was fine until this evening. In fact, I reformatted it just this Friday, and today's Sunday, almost Monday.
When I shut down the PC this evening, I put in a 20GB Maxtor to copy some files. I know not to touch the PCB on the hard drive, and I didn't bump it into anything. When I took out the 20GB hard drive because nothing worked all of a sudden, the booting 160 showed a blue screen, but it restarted. I didn't get to see what the screen showed.
I put in the XP Pro CD. I skipped the first screen and went to the partition view. This is where I'd usually get the option to "repair" by replacing all the system files. However, the R option wasn't available. I had one non-partition the size of my free space and one partition the size of all my files & Windows put together.
Please give me some suggestions on how to fix this issue.