Hard drive not detected anymore

Myself / NONE
January 2, 2009 at 17:17:01
Specs: Windows XP, Core2
So, I put my computer into hibernate and then brought it back out, and then turned it (the computer in general) back on, now the hard drive is busted. It cannot be detected in the BIOS. I hooked it up to a SATA > USB converter and it spins up, but is not detected. This is a Seagate 7200.11. What else can I try to see if it can be detected? Darn it, I had confidence in Seagate, too, but their *.11 series is looking bleh.

- Eli

See More: Hard drive not detected anymore

Report •

January 2, 2009 at 21:20:56
Try the Seagate diagnostics:


(edit) OOOPS the above link is for windows. The following is the link for the DOS diagnostics:


Report •

January 2, 2009 at 22:28:25
Seatools cannot detect the drive; it just sits there trying to look for devices.

Report •

January 3, 2009 at 09:50:17
Then, no doubt about it, the hard drive is definitely dead.

Report •

Related Solutions

January 3, 2009 at 10:32:03
if it is still hooked up, via the usb, you might try hooking it back up internally to a different sata connector, likely won't make a difference but I would try.


Report •

Ask Question