Barracuda 7200.7 problem
Posted on 2006-12-01
the above drive is partitioned into 3: C, F and G. All NTFS. I use the C drive for Windows for easy reinstallation. It was partitioned with Partition Magic 8.
The drive F started to freeze up every now and then and I could not complete the defragmentation process(failure of doing so ever was probably the reason it started freezing). So I decided to reinstall windows and then copy the data I need to keep from that drive and then format it fully. When installing the Windows Setup CD could not find this drive( it is shown in BIOS and Windows starts loading reaching and hanging at the log in screen). I have reinstalled windows on a spare hard drive instead which I am using now and I am trying to recover the data from the broken drive.
When I connect both the old windows installation seems to take over, because it freezes at the log in screen. I have tried clearing the bios too but no change.
I have also used the rescue program provided by PM8 package, which is a DOS version of their program where I have the options of deleting/formatting/creating partitions. In which the drive shows up but all operations fail on it. I can also get to the DOS command prompt if I just load the Caldera DOS from the first floppy but am unaware of my possibilities there.
Can anyone point me to the right direction?
Thanks in advance,