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Today, whenever I tried to access my 320GB IDE drive, it would cause a blue screen, then do a mem dump and restart my PC every time I booted up. Now it's not being detected by Windows at all. I checked the cable. I have no other PC to test it on. What do I do?!?

My 80GB IDE drive with all my system files is just fine, BTW. Thanks in advance.

EDIT: I almost forgot the most important thing. I was doing some cable management in my Smilodon when my PC fell off my bed (I know, I know). Thankfully, nothing else appears damaged. Now that I remembered this, I'm sure my HD is dead. Is there any way I can possibly fix it on my own?
Edited by Cordova - 7/5/08 at 8:33pm
post #2 of 8
You might just have data corruption - first try (either with the Recovery Console on your Windows CD or by using an XP CD to make a BartPE disc) to run chkdsk and see if that can fix it. If not, a low-level format might clear things up. You can do that (and many other diagnostic things) with the UBCD.
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I have a Hiren's BootCD lying around. I'll try that.
post #4 of 8
You may have just busted the port or the cable. Try different ones and see what that does.
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Possibly it is jumpered wrong, by this I mean the jumpers are loose. A while back, I had a pc that wouldn't pick up the hd. I checked the cables a couple times, tried other hds, etc. Finally, I looked at the jumpers and it was a little loose. It was causing the whole problem.
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yeah, like the others said, see if you locate some diagnostic software that is bootable, burn in to a cd with something like imgburn, and then run a diagnostic, also, if you have an external enclosure, you can try and hook it up with the 80 on primary and use the built in tools in windows
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Have you tried un plugging and re plugging ALL cables to hard drive?
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post #8 of 8
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I booted into HDAT2 on Hiren's BootCD and it didn't detect my 320GB Slave until I unplugged and replugged the power connector. I felt like an idiot for only checking the IDE cable...until HDAT2 couldn't read any sectors on the drive. I rebooted and still couldn't get it to read. I booted back into Vista and opened the drive in Explorer with no bluescreen in sight.

Now I'm frantically pulling GB's of data off the drive just in case. Once my transfers are done, I'll try Hiren's again tomorrow. If HDAT can read the drive, I'll consider my data safe. Otherwise, I'm giving up on it. IDE is old news anyhow. Oh, and it's Seagate for me from now on. No more Western Digital after what happened today.
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