ASYN-start unit request failed
Posted on 2009-04-22
I have a Seagate ST373307 LW SCSI drive on which Windows XP is installed dual booting with Windows Vista on another SCSI SeaGate Drive. While I was working Windows XP froze. On reboot I got the message from my SCSI bios Adaptec 39160 was "ASYN-start Unit Request failed" and I could not boot into Windows XP nor into Windows Vista. I put the hard drive into another PC which has SCSI but it also gave the same message. That particular computer runs only Windows Vista so the SeaGate Enterprise Diagnostic Tools do not work. The Ctrl & A SCSI utilities do not work on the disk either.The hard disk spins gets lighted up and gets hot but still does not work. Windows Vista detects it in Device Manager and says that it is working properly but obviously it is not working properly. In Disk Management the Logical Disk Manager says device is not ready.
Can the disk be salvaged? I really want to save time inconvenience and money.
Why did such an expensive hard drive failed was it because of heat because I have installed three SCSI hard drives side by side or was it due to any other reason. My IDE HDD are still intact or perhaps I do not use them so often.
I do have an image but it is a pretty that it was before changing the motherboard to Asus P6T Deluxe V2 (I wanted P6T Deluxe with SAS support but the vendor gave me the wrong mbo) with Acronis Echo Work Station I did manage to restore a truncated image but it was a herculean effort to restore Windows XP & Vista second time I may not be so lucky.