Do Seek errors mean your hard drive is dammaged beyond repair?
Posted on 2007-03-22
HDAT2 is was chosen to attempt to repair a 40 Gig Segate Hard disk after Sea Tools zero write low level format was unsuccessful (basically the Sea Tools low level format or zero write would hang and not complete) The program would try first to verify a sector and report seek failed. Then the program would attempt to write to that same sector and report Unknown error, then it would again try to verify that sector and report Seek failed.
Partition Magic was also used to try to fix the drive. Just as the format of the drive would complete Partition Magic would report error number 1551 "Partition FULL", file 0(0)
Spin Write reported the folllowing error: Critical error with verification of ability to read and write to drive, due to Hardware of firmware (Bios) Trouble (Recommend update of Bios)
Is the course recommended feasable do Bios effect the function of HD is it possible to update the firmware of a Segate Hard Drive.
Or is this hard drive simply toast??
We tried to remove the two partions on the Hard Drive with fdisk and when we would look again at the drive the partitions were still there. Even though we properly went through the steps in fdisk to remove the partitions.
We tried alternate hard drives in the computer and were successful at formatting and loading an operating system, however all of our available hard drives were too small for use and we want to recover the 40 gig hard drive.
Your comments and questions are welcome