seagate 500gb HDD failure
Posted on 2013-01-14
i have a seagate 500gb hdd (out of a laptop) that seems to have stopped working, when i plug it into another system (win7) it drags out the bios screen and causes the system to have an abnormal load time, when the system does load the drive is no where to be found i have looked in the disk management but it is not there, i also have tried an XP machine the drive did show up in this one but the scan to check hdd integrity is going to take a long time due to the state of the HDD, also when i try to access the hdd it says the drive is not formatted and i have to format
i am trying to avoid this as i would like to retrieve the data that's on the hdd, i know i will have to replace the hdd to get the laptop working again.
the programs i have tried are Zero assumption recovery, sea tools and hd tune (only to check the hdd sectors)
Any and all help will be greatly appreciated