Solved Trying to run HDD Regenerator on Maxtor 160GB with no OS

Maxtor Diamondmax 40gb hard drive
July 20, 2013 at 01:08:53
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Borrowed a copy of HDD Regenerator to try and fix a hard drive but can't figure out how to do it. Set the PC to boot from CD but it will not read the disk. There is no OS on the hard drive. Tried installing windows first but said it could not write to it. So I ran some test from that Hirens boot cd and it fixed some sectors but not all. So if it boots from the Hirens disk why won't it boot from the HDD Regenerator disk? By the way it's a Maxtor 160gb. Thanks and still learnin.

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#1
July 20, 2013 at 05:53:00
For a start would forget about HDD Generator. It wont do anything that the firmware built into the hard disk wont do.

From the HDD Regenerator web site:

Not always effective

What they really mean is hardly ever effective.

To boot from a CD/DVD you first have to make sure the Cd/DVD is number one in the boot order. Yo do that, you need got into the BIOS and set the boot order.

When you boot from the Windows CD, delete all partitions and start again. Create a new partition and format it. If that fails then the hard disk is beyond repair. Try running the hsrd disk diagnostic from Seagate who now own Maxtor. If that throws up any errors then the disk is probably past it.

http://www.seagate.com/gb/en/suppor...

If you hard dsik has bad sectors then there is little you can do about it. A Maxtor 160 Gb is an old drive and was probably past its sell by date some years ago, A new hard disk might be in order.

Stuart


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#2
July 20, 2013 at 06:15:45
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HDD Regenerator has to be installed, it's not bootable.

http://hddreg.com/how-to-use-hdd-re...


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#3
July 20, 2013 at 14:17:12
Run Seatools for DOS from a boot disk to check the integrity of the Maxtor drive. If it fails the fitness test, do yourself a favor and replace it.

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#4
July 20, 2013 at 17:36:09
Thanks I was just trying to learn if it could be fixed as I'm still learnin. And if they, HDD Regenerator, sells the program it should work or people should get their money back.

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#5
July 20, 2013 at 17:37:02
Thanks and you got to the point.

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#6
July 20, 2013 at 17:37:53
Thanks and I will try your answer soon.

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#7
July 20, 2013 at 18:07:14
sells the program it should work or people should get their money back.

You can try but I don't give much for your chances. The phrase, "Not always effective" which is a quote from their web site, will be their cop out.

Buying from a company where the only means of contact is by Email sets my Alarm bells ringing. No indication of which country they are in even, but judging by the name of the owner, Eastern Europe of Russia. Not a good sign at all.

One of the first rules of "how not to be scammed on the Internet" is to check the contact details of any company you are planing on doing business with. If they do not provide a traceable contact address then leave it.

Any reputable company will give an address and with Google Earth, easy to check the validity.

Stuart


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#8
July 21, 2013 at 13:41:28
Still can't get it ( regenerator ) to boot but I was going to use the Victoria 4.46 Hdd program from the Hirens CD but couldn't find any instructions from the net. Do you know where i can find any. Thanks and still learnin.

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