I've a Maxtor HDD N40P (40GB PATA) damaged.
From BIOS, unit is detected correctly, however doesn't boot (no system disk error message).
Starting from Linux live distro, I see on dmesg the following errors:
[ 9.257576] ata3: PATA max UDMA/133 cmd 0x1f0 ctl 0x3f6 bmdma 0xd000 irq 14
[ 9.257645] ata4: PATA max UDMA/133 cmd 0x170 ctl 0x376 bmdma 0xd008 irq 15
[ 9.432819] ata3.01: failed to read native max address (err_mask=0x1)
[ 9.432897] ata3.01: HPA support seems broken, skipping HPA handling
[ 9.432968] ata3.01: ATA-7: Maxtor N40P, NAR6159Z, max UDMA/133
[ 9.433033] ata3.01: 80293332 sectors, multi 0: LBA48
[ 9.433102] ata3.01: limited to UDMA/33 due to 40-wire cable
[ 9.440280] ata3.01: failed to set xfermode (err_mask=0x1)
[ 9.448052] ata1: SATA link down 1.5 Gbps (SStatus 0 SControl 300)
[ 9.660055] ata2: SATA link down 1.5 Gbps (SStatus 0 SControl 300)
[ 14.596277] ata3.01: failed to set xfermode (err_mask=0x1)
[ 14.596359] ata3.01: limiting speed to UDMA/33:PIO3
[ 19.752292] ata3.01: failed to set xfermode (err_mask=0x1)
[ 19.752358] ata3.01: disabled
So at hardware level, disk is detected but I'm not able to access to partitions.
Gparted doesn't recognize the device.
Is there a way to recover this hard drive ?
Thanks a lot.